Eberle commits for second year with Steelers

June 10, 2019 8:27 am

Forward Tanner Eberle has extended his stay in Sheffield for another year, after a 27-point season in 2018/19.

The forward arrives in Yorkshire with 82 points in 176 ECHL games to his name, and 11 call-ups to the AHL. “I am happy that we could find a way to get Tanner back. He’s one of those guys who plays every shift hard and is a heart and soul type of player. He is a solid role player who can jump up in line-up when asked and needed,” said Head Coach Aaron Fox. “I think this being his second year over here he will acclimate quicker and with a bit of puck luck he could easily be a 15+ goal scorer for us. Most importantly this was the place he really wanted to be.  I watched a bunch of tape on him and he looked into his options but his heart was still in Sheffield so at that stage we were able to quickly get this done.”

Eberle added: “I’m really excited we have this agreed and I’m coming back to Sheffield, I’m looking forward to hooking up with new team mates and having a great year. I can’t wait to see what team Aaron will put out on the ice, from what I’m hearing it’s going to be a very good side that will take the club in the right direction. I really enjoyed my first year in Sheffield, it was my first year playing outside North America. I’m hoping for bigger and better things this coming year and can’t wait to get back over, hook up with the guys and get going.”

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