Sheffield Steelers coach Aaron Fox has outlined what he’s looking for from new signing, defenceman Adrian Saxrud Danielsen.
The Norwegian defenceman will be a new face after agreeing to come to the UK for the Elite Series, signing from Bet at Home League side HC Innsbruck.
And Fox spoke of what the 28-year-old will bring to the Steelers as they announced their first import signing ahead of the competition.
“Adrian is a big two-way defensive who skates extremely well” Fox said. “He likes to play a physical game and prides himself on being a shutdown defenceman.
He has shown some offensive upside in Norway and I expect him to play in all situations when hooking up with us in a few weeks’ time.
“Most importantly he’s a true pro with high character and is coming here with a mindset to win and showcase his game. I’m looking forward to having him here in Sheffield.”
Danielsen’s season in Austria has just ended where Innsbruck failed to make the play-offs so will get the chance to hopefully end 2020-21 on a positive note.
He’s also an international for his native Norway and has played in Denmark, Sweden and in his own country before heading to Austria.