Revealed: 500 Sheffield Steelers fans vote for their best player of all time

Ken Priestlay is the best Sheffield Steelers' player of all time.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 31 January, 2018, 08:46
Kenny Priestlay - a true craftsman

That’s the result of a poll conducted on twitter.

The Star posed the question after comparing modern day centre Andreas Jamtin with legend Rick Brebant.

Brebant came fourth in the list, with 6% of a vote involving 517 participants.

Priestlay, 50, was the former Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins forward, whose goal power propelled Steelers to championships in the 1990s.

His explosive shooting is clearly remembered fondly by a generation of Steeler addicts.

in second place was ‘Rocket’ Ron Shudra, (29%)the most popular player in the history of the club.

Ken Priestlay, left, with Rob Wilson and Nicky Chinn in the 90s

His son Cole has now taken his place in the line-up.

Third place went to winger Mathieu Roy (22%) whose determination around the crease sets him apart.

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The just-for-fun poll attracted additional suggestions about Steelers’ best ever player.

Ex Steelers Mark Thomas and Jason Hewitt both suggested bubbly forward Jeff Legue fitted the bill.

Rocket Ron Shudra

And there were calls for Scott Allison, Jason Lafreniere, Paul Beraldo, Tim Cranston and goalie Jody Lehman to be in the twitter ‘hall of fame.’

Mathieu Roy celebrates
Rick Brebant
Ken Priestlay, left, with Rob Wilson and Nicky Chinn in the 90s
Rocket Ron Shudra
Mathieu Roy celebrates
Rick Brebant