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Fox Makes Double Signing as Mitchell and Petgrave are added to the roster

Fox Makes Double Signing as Mitchell and Petgrave are added to the roster

With the new hockey season less than 5 weeks away The Steelers have today confirmed the double signing of power forward Mason Mitchell and defensemen Matt Petgrave.

It will be Mason Mitchell’s first time away from North America following a career spent in the ECHL and AHL whilst it will be Petgrave’s second year away from home after splitting duties between Slovakia and Czechia last year.

Head coach Aaron Fox said about Mason Mitchell  “Mason is a power forward who will bring a ton of character to our group.

“I believe he’s an elite skater that will play a physical game when needed and will play a very reliable two way game. I think his speed will cause problems at our level and he has a really good touch around the net. His pace down the wing really fits the type of style we play and think he will be a guy that creates space for his line mates. Mason likes to get to the hard areas and will be a guy that is also able to stick up for his teammates when needed”.

Head coach Aaron Fox said about Matt Petgrave “Matt is a guy who I have been working on all summer.

“I was delighted when we finally got this done last week and couldn’t be happier.

“Matt is a big two way defensemen that excels in all situations. He skates extremely well, makes plays, and is very solid defensively.

“He likes to play a physical game back there as well as leading the Slovak League in Points Per Game for a defensemen last year before moving at the deadline to Finish the season in the Czech Extraliga.

“I think Matt is going to come in and be a guy we will count on in all key situations”.

Petgrave, speaking from his home in Canada said “Coach Fox did a great job selling me the Steelers, from the city, to the arena, ownership and the fans

“I always wanted to play in the UK and have heard great things about it, I tried Europe first last year and then when Aaron called it just seemed the right thing to do and a great opportunity where I could play hockey and win a championship”

Asked about what fans could expect Matt replied “I guess sometimes I am flashy offensively but I try and play a good two-way game. I’d like to think I skate pretty well and make a good first pass

“The season starts soon, we are just a month away for arriving so I’m excited, a new team, new country and new challenge”

Steelers First Home Game of the Season – Sunday 28th August…

Steelers Vs. Nottingham Panthers
Sunday 28th August
Face Off 4.00pm
Doors Open 2.30pm
Tickets : HERE

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