Steelers Sign Anthony DeLuca
Steelers are delighted to confirm the signing of highly rated forward Anthony DeLuca (23).
DeLuca has arrived in the UK and will skate with his Steelers teammates at this morning’s practise.
Anthony spent his junior career in the QMJHL, the last three years with Rimouski Oceanic helping them with the Championship in 2015. In just 202 games he scored an incredible 101 goals and 209 points.
After turning pro for the 15-16 season DeLuca split his year in the East Coast League between Wichita and Alaska.
The following season he returned to School, studying at the University of Concordia, putting up incredible numbers again scoring 24 goals and 43 points in 28 games and thus making the CIS first all star team.
Head Coach Tom Barrasso said "We are excited to have Anthony with us.
"Our team is developing an outstanding work ethic. We are starting to play a fast puck possession game. Anthony has experienced playing this style of hockey and we are confident that he will fit right in with us"
DeLuca is excited to be joining the Steelers "I was hoping to return to Europe in the summer but the right deal just didn’t come along" he said "I went to the East Coast League which was a nice experience but the aim was always to get back over to Europe.
"Then when you get a call from your agent saying Tom Barrasso is interested in you, well you get excited
"He is a Pittsburgh legend and to know someone like him is interested in signing you, well right away you feel you want to come over and play for him and the club.
"We did some research on Sheffield and it liked what we found out, what we heard was all good so doing the deal was quick and we now just want to get over and start playing"