Fox Confirms Dowd’s Continuation as a Steeler.
Forward Robert Dowd signed a multi year contract with the Steelers ahead of the 2021-22 season, something head coach Aaron Fox agrees was good business.
Dowd, who played all 67 league, cup and play-off games for the Steelers this year was second in team scoring notching 33 goals and 34 assists for 67 points during the campaign.
Fox confirmed “We extended Dowdy before the 21/22 season to a 3 year contract so he will still have 2 years remaining on that deal.
“We have seen how important his game is to us as a team. Dowdy gives you a high end top 6 guy that can play all 3 F positions.
With 33 goals in all competitions he’s proven again he’s got a lot of good hockey left in him and we are thrilled to have him for another two seasons”.
It will be Dowd’s 15th season as a Steelers after playing his debut game back in 2006, he has spent all but two seasons with the club (Belfast Giants 2011-12 and Troja Ljungby 2012-13)
“It was nice last year to sign a long term deal, it helps not having to go through the negotiating process every 12 months. I think everyone knows Sheffield is home and that I want to end my career here as a Steeler
“Whilst I hit a few personal milestones this last season (breaking Jeff Legue’s EIHL scoring record) it’s championships and trophies we are more interested in, so all in all we have to say we didn’t achieve our goals
“I’ll head to the World Championships with the National team and then have a week or two off before the preparation starts again for next season. Our aim will be as ever, to compete and to win”
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