Jeff’s in a Legue of his own as he becomes a five-year Steeler

Getting a Leg Up: Sheffield champions re-sign their top scorer and most versatile import, fans' favourite Jeff Legue.         Picture: Rik Rayner
Getting a Leg Up: Sheffield champions re-sign their top scorer and most versatile import, fans' favourite Jeff Legue. Picture: Rik Rayner
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HOCKEY craftsman Jeff Legue has committed himself to helping Steelers defend their Elite League title next season.

It means the 29-year-old Canadian will be icing in his fifth year as a super-skilled Sheffield forward.

Each of his previous seasons have had a common theme – his contributions unlocks defences and he delivers a consistency that some former NHL players who visit these shores have been unable to sustain. The wiry haired playmaker was part of the successful play off winning side in 2008 and the double winning league and play off championship side 12 months later. Last season Legue smashed in 40 goals, pipping his linemate Joey Talbot by a single strike.

“I happy to be back again, I don’t need to move anywhere, the Steelers are my team, Sheffield is my town and together we can continue this winning streak we have going” said Legue.

“Knowing Ryan (Finnerty; coach) was a help, I guess if you don’t know your coach that can be an issue but I know what Finner is like and the demands he will put on us all.

“I’ve spoken with him about the team he is putting together and I’m excited.

“The summer has only just started and whilst I never get tired of playing golf, I’m already looking forward to getting back on the ice.”