Sheffield Steelers’ new signing Pascal Morency has pledged: “I will bring a bit of everything.”
Steelers confirmed the signing of the 32 year old Canadian yesterday and the new man was thrilled to be joining the Arena club.
“I’m dead excited to be coming to Sheffield,” he said. “I’ve heard great things about the club and the league from my former team mate Dustin Kohn and I can’t way to get over there and started.
“I’d like to think I bring a bit of everything to the team. I can shoot the puck, hit, fight and an agitator and create things as well.
“I take great pride in blocking shots, getting in shooting lanes and helping the D out. I try and be a good example out on the ice and work hard.
“I make things happen and I get involved. I try to be smart and do it in a way that keeps me out of the box, that doesn’t always work mind you and sometimes I end up in there”!
Morency played with Steelers D man Dustin Kohn in Bridgeport (AHL) “Of course I spoke with Dustin, he was complimentary about the team, the fans and the club as a whole. “
Morency played 123 AHL games between 2007 and 2010 before heading to Europe and spells in Austria
“I know a lot of faces in the UK looking through the rosters. The season is going to be exciting and it can’t come soon enough.”
The 5ft10 200lb winger is know to be an aggressive agitator who will be the heartbeat of the team.
“I’ve known about and followed Pascal for many years,” said head coach Gerad Adams.
“I knew one day I’d get the chance to sign him and when that chance came along I jumped. This man has enthusiasm for the game, for his team mates and for team play. Pascal plays with an edge, he will bring us some ‘screw you.’
“It’s taken some time to work on the deal and get it all organised. Pascal spoke with players who play here now and have before to take his references on us.
“I couldn’t have been happier when we took the call to say the deal was finalised.”
Morency played the last two seasons in Austrian Elite league with Zagreb and Olimpija Ljubljana, before that he graced the American Hockey league on 123 occasions.
His junior career with Cape Bretton Screaming Eagles saw him amass an amazing 1,124 penalty minutes in just 210 games.
“He will be the hardest of working players and will surprise people with his skill level. Pascal has played in some serious leagues and put good numbers up. I think he will also compliment our skilled players and allow us to get the best out of them which is important,” added Adams.