The Steelers are delighted to confirm the arrival of 6’5 defenseman Ryan Martinelli from the Belfast Giants.
Martinelli spent the last two seasons with the Giants playing 108 games in Belfast.
“Ryan always played hard against us” said head coach Paul Thompson “he stood out in all the games I saw him play
“He is a big man and plays with a physical edge. I love the way he enjoys shutting down other team’s top lines. He takes immense pride in his job.
“I was also looking for a right handed shot d-man, a player with good size and presence, he fitted the bill.
“I knew we were signing a very good player but all my references said that we were signing an even better guy and strong leader
“Negotiations were straight forward, Ryan is excited about arriving in Sheffield and we can’t wait to see him on the ice in August”
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