Sheffield Steelers have confirmed the signing of forward Brady Ramsay on an initial one-year deal.
It will be Ramsay’s first spell overseas after spending the last three seasons in the ECHL with Ontario Reign, Tulsa Oilers and Indy Fuel.
Steelers’ boss Paul Thompson said: “I was looking for some energy and Brady will bring that in bundles.
“We’ve done a lot of work on him as a player and his character. I believe he will be able to play up and down our line up at either centre or wing. He is comfortable in both positions.
“Brady plays a hard-nosed game – he is a competitor and I think it’s fair to say that we think he will be a fan favourite.”
Former Steelers players Levi Nelson and Geoff Walker both recommended Sheffield and the Elite League to Ramsay.
“I have buddies that have played in England and in Sheffield – I’m told this is the club to play for if coming to the UK,” he said.
“It’s nice to hear that good people and respected players like them are confident to put their name to me succeeding in Sheffield.
“Both Levi and ‘Walks’ have told me exceptional things about being a Steeler and I’m excited to get over there and get going.
“When I spoke with Paul he explained what he was looking for. He was honest and upfront as he has a certain role for me.
“I’m an energy guy and that’s what he wanted, also someone who is defensively responsible and can play the penalty kill when called upon.”