Steelers appoint Fox, re-sign two and add Vallerand

April 16, 2019 10:26 pm

Sheffield Steelers have this evening confirmed the appointment of Aaron Fox as their Head Coach for the next three years.

Fox comes to Yorkshire having last been Head coach of Medveščak Zagreb in the EBEL before their bankruptcy. He was also Sport Manager at the team.

“The decision to come to Sheffield is built around being in a top professional organisation that does things the right way and one that expects to win on a yearly basis.  I love the idea of being able to build a team that has high aspirations and find a way to create a new identity and culture moving forward that will give us an opportunity to compete for winning Championships again. I understand last year was not good enough form the ownership to the fans and I am looking forward to turning things around,” said Fox, who was part of the Medveščak organisation in various roles since 2013.

“I feel my biggest strength is the recruiting side of things. We were the smallest budget in the KHL for four years and found a way to be very competitive even though teams were spending 5-6 times our budget on players. We were also the smallest budget in the EBEL and our first year back in the league we finished in fifth place before having financial problems this past season, which led the club to allow all its import players to find new clubs. I am really excited to be able to recruit in a financially competitive team and bring in the right personnel to help us achieve our goals.”

The team also announced this evening that they’ve re-signed Anthony DeLuca and Robert Dowd for this season’s roster, Marc-Olivier Vallerand who hit 65 points for Coventry during the 2017-18 season in his last Elite League spell.

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