Tommy Plommer says he is returning to play in a friendly for Sheffield Steelers to thank Arena supporters for supporting him while he “grew up.”
The retired, Canadian winger played his heart out for the club from 1992 to 2000.
His popularity meant he was one of the first ‘old boys’ the club invited back for Steelers’ ‘Festival of Hockey’ 20 year anniversary event on August 27, the day after ‘The Duke’s’ own 43rd birthday.
Plommer said in a message to the fans: “I virtually spent my 20s in Sheffield. I feel I grew up in front of you out on the ice of the Sheffield Arena.
“My wife, Corrie, and I will always hold a special place in our hearts for the great people of Sheffield. Looking forward to seeing you all again.”