SWINDON Wildcats forward Sam Bullas says he is still a student of the game despite spending nine seasons at the Link Centre.

Since arriving in 2009 from the Nottingham Panthers, Bullas is enjoying his highest return to date, with a total of 13 goals surpassing his previous best of 10 in 2013.

The 27-year-old’s most recent effort came in the thumping 10-4 win over MK Thunder last Saturday and Bullas admits he is playing well this season.

Despite his purple patch of form this year, Bullas says it is easy to play well when the rest of the team are too.

“I was pleased with my performance at home last week, Milton Keynes came out hard and it was 2-2 but we dominated in the second and third periods,” he said.

“When we play like we can, we are going to dominate teams. It was a good game, everyone chipped in and everyone got a bit of ice time.

“I’m feeling good this year, I’m playing a lot with Aaron Nell and Max Birbraer and it is easy when you play with them because you just have to give them the puck and get in the right places.”

After nine years at the club, Bullas is one of the more experienced players at the Link Centre but says he is still learning from the players at the club who are more experienced than him.

A number of Aaron Nell’s roster are younger than Bullas, and the Swindon man says he is more than happy to aid the youngsters where he can.

“I feel like I am playing well this year, I just want everyone to push forward and hopefully we can win some trophies,” he added.

“For the first time, I’m starting to feel a little bit older. Having said that, I still look up to Jan Kostal, Aaron and Max and the players above me.

“If I can pass any wisdom on, which I have learned over the last nine years since I have been here, then I will, it is about everyone helping everyone.”

This weekend the Wildcats have a solitary fixture, they host Streatham at the Link Centre on Saturday night. After missing last weekend through illness, Floyd Taylor is expected to be back and available for selection.