Breaking News: Sheffield Steelers confirm that signing of Edinburgh Capitals forward Ryan Hayes.
Hayes presently leads Elite League scoring. In 41 games for the Cap’s Hayes has scored 25 goals and 53 points
Head coach Paul Thompson said “This move came about late last night. It’s not every day the leagues top goalscorer becomes available
“There is lots of hockey still to play and we still don’t know how long Colton Fretter will be out of the line up. We won’t take any risks on his return so the chance to sign Ryan came at just the right time
“Ryan is making his way to Sheffield today and will skate with the Steelers on Friday”
Hayes joined the Capitals in the summer and made an instant impact scoring goals and leading Edinburgh to many early season victories
Hayes said today ” I am thankful to the Capitals for the opportunity to play in Edinburgh but I’m also very excited to be joining the Steelers, they are a club with a winning tradition and I am looking forward to being a part of that
“I enjoyed my time in Edinburgh but the time was right for both club and player for us to part and move on. I wish the Cap’s well and thank them but these are new times for us both”
Ryan Hayes will wear number 89 for the Steelers.