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Steelers add Tommaso Traversa to the roster

Steelers add Tommaso Traversa to the roster

Head coach Aaron Fox has confirmed the addition of Italian forward Tommaso Traversa to the Steelers roster.

The 31 year old Italian from Torino joins the club from HC Pustertal where he has played for the last four seasons.

Fox confirmed the deal this morning saying “We have brought Tommaso Traversa in on a short term deal and will be used as injury cover for Adrian Saxrud Danielsen.  There is an option to keep Tommaso as well if he plays well and we can make it work with the roster regulations.

“Tommaso is coming in to play a energy type role for us.

Debut on Saturday for Tommaso.

“He has been playing this season in the top Austrian league and is also a National Team guy.   He skates very well, can play all 3 Forward positions is very responsible defensively and a great Penalty killer.

“Tommaso put up good numbers in the Alps league so he can chip in offensively.  I think the passion and pace he plays with will fit in very well to how we play.  He’s coming in to compete and wants to be here all season which I think is a great mentality”

Steelers play home and away this weekend against the Coventry Blaze, our game on Saturday is at the Utilita Arena Sheffield, Face Off 7.00pm.

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