New Sheffield Steelers’ signing Gordon Baldwin is being tipped to become the best defenceman in the Elite League.
The players were team mates two seasons ago in the Czech league whilst playing at BK Mlada Boleslav.
“As far as Gord goes, he is a really solid D-man” said Goertzen.
“There is nothing flashy about his game but he can skate well and makes a great first pass.”
“He is excellent in his own end and will be a great addition to our penalty kill as well.
“He will be one of, if not the best in what he does in the league. He is a great signing for us.
“He will add size and he is a character guy who has no problem sticking up for his team mates when necessary” added the winger.
“We are lucky to have him and I think he will fit in nicely with the great group of guys that we already have in Sheffield. “I know he is excited to work with Doug Christansen (coach) and to be joining the Steelers’ organisation.”