Steelers are delighted to confirm the return of 6’4 centreman Chris Lawrence who previously played for the club during the Championship winning 2015-16 season.
Head coach Paul Thompson confirmed the move and the new role he has specifically asked Lawrence to play “Firstly I’m very pleased to have Larry back with us, I like him, I like what he can do for us, he knows the club and the league and he is popular in the room and with his team mates
“I spoke for a long time with Chris about my plans to have him centre the 4th line. It’s not a diminished role for him, it’s an important one for us and I spelt it out to him from the start. We know he can play up the line and that’s good because it puts pressure on those above him.
“We know he can kill penalties with his long stick and long reach, he is as good a face off guy as there is in the league and of course he can chip in offensively.
“Larry is also a character, he is popular with everyone who knows him and he can lighten the mood. I think this is a great all around signing for us.
“I was gutted when Liam Stewarts injury meant he couldn’t join us but when I sat back and thought what was needed for this specific role Chris’s name popped into my head. I called him and told him of the position I had available and would he be interested, his reply was 100% yes. Chris wants to win and he can help us do that with this important job we have for him”
Lawrence played 15 games for the Steelers in the 2014-15 season when he was signed from the Coventry Blaze. He scored 6 goals and 12 points before moving on to the Nottingham Panthers and last year the Dundee Stars.
Watch Chris Lawrence make his return to the Steelers line up on the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August against Swedish giants Leksands. Tickets: Tel 0114 256 5656 or on line HERE