by Pete Richmire

INDEPENDENCE, MO. – The Comets have announced the signing of Kansas City native Ray Lee to a one-year deal. Per league and team policies, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Lee will be in his sixth season with the Comets during the 2023-24 campaign.

Lee, a Park Hill High School, and St. Louis University alum set a career-high with 27 blocks in 19 regular-season games last in 2022-23. He also matched his career highs in points with 20 and goals with 10.

The former Sporting KC Academy and Philadelphia Union draft choice has appeared in 63 regular-season games tallying 37 goals and 32 assists, good for 69 points. In addition, he is averaging almost a block a game with 60 for his career.

While averaging 1.1 points per game during the regular season, he has also seen action in 12 playoff games for the Comets with 14 points (8G-6A) while establishing himself as a team leader.

It’s the role as leader Comets head coach Stefan Stokic is looking for Lee to continue to fill.

“I am happy to have Ray Lee back for another season to fill a leadership role and bring his professional mindset. On the field, we gain a quality player that will help the team this season and beyond,” said Stokic on the return of Lee.

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