Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling!
Sheffield Steelers today completed the signing of right winger Danny Bois, hoping the 419 game AHL player will be getting the puck between the pipes on a regular basis from now on.
Bois, from Ontario, replaces injured Pascal Morency. And like Morency, his role will be physical as well as skilled - he has a long history of penalty minutes and will hopefully bring something to the team it hasn’t got now.
The 31-year-old, who played a game for Ottawa Senators in the NHL in 2006-07, played nearly 50 games in the German DEL with EHC München last season. Before that, he had three campaigns in Austria, so knows his way around European hockey.
With UK hockey resembling the north American experience, Bois will feel more at home.
Coach Gerad Adams said: “Danny offers us something different; he plays a direct game. He will get pucks deep, finish hits and make those around him accountable. He has had a tremendous career to date at the NHL, AHL, Austrian Elite and German DEL.
“I like the fact he has been a captain as well”
Bois commented: “I had a great spell in Austria and Germany but they say Britain is more North American and I think that suits me. I’m a hard nosed player, I like to finish my checks and play hard.
“This move came about at just the right time, they say timing is everything and right now this suits both the club and I great. I’ve done my research on Sheffield from guys I know in the league and I can’t wait to get over there and play.
“I see the team is doing well and is closing in on the top of the table, I hope to help them climb even higher”.
Steelers hope that Bois will arrive in Sheffield ahead of their three games in three nights this weekend starting with back to back games at Braehead before returning to Sheffield on Sunday for a home game against Coventry Blaze.