Welcome Andreas Jamtin
The 34 year old left winger joins the Sheffield Steelers after an illustrious career in the top leagues of Europe.
Jamtin played 685 league and play off games in the SHL and only two seasons ago played in the KHL for Medvescak Zagreb.
On top of playing for Sweden’s U18 and U20’s side Andreas also played 9 World Championship games full the men’s senior team and made a further 33 international appearances.
“I think we have signed an experienced and impressive player” said head coach Paul Thompson “I Believe that Andreas will bring us some energy, a spark to our playing style. He likes to get involved, be physical and play a very un-Swedish game for a Swede.
“The recommendations from his previous coaches were excellent but most of all I must thank our former player Yared Hagos who did so much behind the scenes to ensure we were able to make this signing.
“Andreas had options all over Sweden and Europe but wanted a new challenge. My self and Yared persuaded him that challenge was here in the UK
“I think this signing has come at just the right time for us, he will bring a boost to the club ahead of the games in Nottingham and home to Braehead on Sunday”.
Jamtin confirmed it was Jared Hagos that first mentioned the Steelers to him “We are good buddies and he was saying all this great stuff in the summer about the Steelers, living in Sheffield and UK hockey
“I did some work on the club on the internet and spoke with the head coach Paul Thompson. Yared told me how professional and diligent Paul was and how good the organisation seemed to be from top to bottom. The more we spoke the more I was excited.
“Playing for the biggest team in the biggest building with the best fans is something every player wants to do. As a player that makes it easier for you, all these people have shown up to see you play, it puts you on the front foot and its exciting”