Steelers’ skipper back for another year

Sheffield Steelers’ captain Jonathan Phillips has agreed another season with the club.

The 34-year-old signed for the Steelers in 2006, having spent the previous four years with Cardiff Devils.

He has won our Elite League championships and three play-off titles during his time with Steelers.

“I’ve always loved it here and don’t want to play anywhere else – this is home, Sheffield, the Steelers, the Arena,” said Phillips.

“I’m delighted that Paul and the club have offered me a new contract. We have achieved so much here, but still have so much more we want to do, starting this weekend at the play-offs.

Phillips will equal Jason Hewitt’s all-time appearance record for the Steelers when he faces Belfast Giants in the EIHL play-off semi-final on Saturday.

“I’m proud though to have pulled this shirt on so many times – this is a great club and I’m honoured to be its captain,” added Phillips.

“It’s a role I take seriously. I know how proud ‘Hewey’ was when he took the record off Ron Shudra, a club legend.

“I will be equally as proud on Saturday when I join my friend on 682 games.”

(Image permission: Dean Woolley)

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