EIHL CONFIRMS RELEASE DATE FOR 2018/19 SCHEDULE
Date: Jul 18, 2018
Sheffield Steelers have added another new face to their 2018/19 roster, signing 32-year-old forward Jordan Owens from DEL side Fischtown Pinguins.
The Toronto native appeared in 149 games for the Pinguins across three seasons, registering 33 goals and 93 points.
Prior to his time in Germany, Owens also played in Italy and Denmark, where he won the Metal Ligaen championship with SønderjyskE, and logged more than 330 games in the AHL.
“We are delighted to get Jordan on board.” Steelers Head Coach Paul Thompson said.
“Jordan had heard how the league had grown over the last few years and was excited to join us.
“I think we have signed a super skating and hard working forward who will play on our top six. He hunts pucks down and that’s where he creates his offence from. Away from the puck I think we have another intelligent player. He is a 30 point DEL guy who will play in pretty much every situation for us.
“He has great experience at the AHL level before coming to Europe, the last few years he has spent in the DEL. My contacts told me he has a great winning attitude and brings it every day whether to practice or a game. Those are just the kind of players we want to bring in this year. People grow off people like Jordon.
“I’ve watched a lot of tape of Jordan and you end up enjoying what your seeing because he does the right things everywhere.
“Jordan can play in all three forward positions so we are spoilt for choice, at the moment however we have him pencilled in on one of the wings. I believe we have signed a very good player here.”