Mosey – The Perfect Swing Guy says Coach Aaron Fox
Steelers head coach Aaron Fox couldn’t hide his excitement after confirming the signing of 32 year old Evan Mosey.
Mosey is well known around the British hockey scene after successful spells with both Nottingham and Cardiff as well as making 17 appearances for the senior men’s GB side.
Fox said “With Evan becoming available I felt he was the perfect guy to fit that swing guy role that I think is so important for us to have. With the reduced roster sizes the league has adopted this year I think it’s even more important than previous seasons. Evan doesn’t have a preference which position he plays as long as he is helping the team win.
“He’s a guy that plays with elite speed which I think also really fits into the style we like to play. He can play up or down the line-up and gives us some huge versatility to our roster makeup”.
After four years at Minnesota State University in the NCAA, Mosey turned pro in 2013 when he signed in Holland with HYC Herentals. He then signed in Nottingham and after a two year spell with the Panthers moved back to North America for a year in the AHL with Rockford.
A year later Mosey was back with the Panthers before joining the Cardiff Devils the following season, his first of a two year contract with the Welsh side.
With no EIHL hockey in the UK last year Mosey moved overseas playing in both Gap (France) and Freiburg (Germany) before confirming his decision to return to the UK and to the Steelers.
“Aaron Fox made a great case for me joining the Steelers” Mosey confirmed “I’ve been lucky that in my career I have played for some very good sides who were able to compete for championships, Aaron confirmed that this would be the case again here in Sheffield.
“Having played in Sheffield many times with Cardiff and Nottingham I knew what a great organisation I would be joining, one that always gives it’s sides a chance to win”
Mosey confirmed that having 6 or 7,000 fans screaming for him rather than against him was also a motivating factor in his decision, “Sheffield is such a hard place to visit as an opposing player. The fan support is crazy, it gives the Steelers a huge boost and those fans make it hard for opposing players. It will be nice to have them on my side this coming season.”
As for where Mosey will play in the eventual line up, well Evan didn’t really mind “I spoke with Aaron about that, he asked me where I preferred and honestly, I don’t mind. I know it sounds like a cliché but as long as I’m helping the team and as long as we are having success it doesn’t matter to me.
“I’ve played on teams where I started as a forward and ended up on the blue line and the other way round. As a player you just want to contribute.”
Mosey of course has experience playing with members of the Steelers side with GB and confirmed he had already been in touch with some of his new team mates “Yes, I spoke with Dowdy the other day. He tells me the local lads have some ice in August so I’m thinking of coming over early to hook up with those guys and get at it.”