Steelers have confirmed the signing of former 2nd round NHL draft pick Andre Deveaux
Deveaux will arrive in the UK on Friday with his paperwork complete making the 6’3 right winger available if selected for this weekend’s games against Cardiff Devils and Belfast Giants (both at the Fly DSA (Sheffield) Arena.
Deveaux has played 31 NHL and 574 ALH games whilst also amassing 1,605 AHL Penalty minutes.
Injury curtailed Deveaux in recent seasons though he returned to full health at the end of last year completing the season in Czech Elite league. Now fully recovered and fit Andre Deveaux is looking to make an impact with the Steelers for the remainder of this elite league campaign.
Head coach Paul Thompson said “I’m very, very happy to sign a player of his calibre and ability, especially at this time of the year.
“Andre hasn’t had a pre season so will have to assess him starting on Friday at his first training session with the team
“We have signed a player who plays a tough rugged role but also has a scoring touch – he has a bite and an edge that I wanted to add to our roster
“Andre brings bags of experience playing in the top leagues of worlds, the NHL, KHL and AHL
“He hasn’t played a lot of hockey lately so we have to get him back in the swing of things. He will be a powerful addition to our line and someone that will help make us better”