One of the country’s most successful ice hockey players has become the latest sports star to have one of Nottingham’s new trams named in his honour.
Nottingham Panthers captain, Dave Clarke, has joined cricketer Stuart Broad and former England and Nottingham Forest star Viv Anderson to be nominated for the honour by members of the public.
Jamie Swift, NET Marketing Manager, explained: “Now in his 11th season with the Panthers, Dave has been instrumental in the club’s rise to be one of the leading sides in the national Elite League.
“He has also captained the Great Britain national team and his long list of accolades to date includes 12 pieces of Elite League silverware, ten individual Elite League awards and three World Championship medals.
“NET also has a longstanding relationship with the Panthers as a key sponsor so we are delighted that he’s the latest local sporting legend to have a tram named in his honour.”
Gifted with an eye for the net, Dave currently leads the Elite League’s all-time scoring list with nearly 1,000 career points.
After unveiling his name on the side of the tram, Dave said: “I feel really flattered to be following so many celebrated people in receiving this honour.
“It’s also fantastic for the sport of Ice Hockey, and the Panthers in particular, to be recognised this way.”
As well as Nottingham’s sportsmen and women, trams have been named after a wide range of people who have made significant contributions to the city, from writers and fictional characters to entrepreneurs and community stalwarts.
NET is in the process of naming all 22 new Citadis trams introduced alongside the expansion of the network to Clifton and Chilwell.