What a day for Liam Kirk who on Saturday became the first English and 3rd British NHL draft pick when the Arizon Cayotes selected him in the 7th round of this years selection.
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Steelers head coach Paul Thompson said “Liam must be thrilled and rightly so. All the hard work he has put in not just over the last couple of years for since he started playing has paid off.
“His family are good people and the effort they have put in can’t be underestimated, how proud must they be feeling tonight.
“Tip you hat to the academy as well, all those coaches who helped him at the start, those parents and helpers who do so much to make the junior programmes work, they all played a part.
“In the last few years since we became involved his has developed, matured and perhaps learnt more about the game, especially away from the puck. Everyone who knows Liam is tonight smiling and happy for him, what a fantastic achievement”