Jeff Legue (C)
Hot shot Jeff Legue is one of the Super Stars of the EIHL and pivotal to the ongoing success of the Sheffield Steelers
Legue returns for his 5th season at the Arena after joining the Steelers in the summer of 2007 from German side Landsberg 2000 EV. Jeff was an instant hit with the Steelers fans scoring almost a point a game in his first season and helping the club win the 2008 EIHL Play Off Championship. That was also the start of the Legue Talbot partnership that would continue to grow and be a major reason why the club would enjoy much success in following seasons.
Jeff broke the point a game barrier in 2008-09 as the Steelers went one better and landed the league and play off championship double. The following season the Steelers trophy cabinet was bare but Legue broke his scoring record hitting the back of the net 34 times and scoring 75 points in just 56 games. Legue's improvement and importance to the Steelers grew even more last season as Jeff bagged 40 goals and 80 points in 56 games as he helped the club regain the EIHL league championship.
Pre Sheffield Jeff played University hockey at Ferris State between 2001 and 2005 before turning professional with the South Carolina Stingrays in the East Coast League in 2005. Europe called in 2006 and Jeff moved to the German 2nd division with Landsberg where he stared scoring 28 goals. Steelers then coach David Matsos was alerted to Legue's talent and made his move "Jeff was creating a big name for him self as a player who could star in Europe. We were all delighted when we landed Jeff and he has got better and better each year"
Steelers head coach Ryan Finnerty, a former team mate of Legue's between 2007-09 was equally as delighted so retain the services of the clubs most dynamic forward "There isn't a team in the Elite League that doesn't want Jeff on their team. Yes he scores goals and of course that is important. Jeff also is good in his own end, he creates chances for others and he is perhaps the best powerplay in the league
"Its proved that you win with Jeff Legue, look at the impact he has had on the club since he arrived. It's no coincidence that the Steelers fortunes have improved since he pulled on the Steelers jersey".
Jeff Legue said "Sheffield has become home to me. I feel at home playing for the Steelers, playing on the large Arena ice. We have enjoyed great success in the years I have been here and I expect more of the same this coming season. We all know what type of player and person Ryan is so we all know what to expect and what he will demand from us".