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Steelers add forward as players fly in

Photo: QMJHL

Sheffield Steelers confirmed a late addition to their 2023/24 roster, just as the squad was on its way to Yorkshire for the start of training camp.

25-year-old Mitchell Balmas comes in off the back of playing 34 games in the AHL last season, and 10 the year before. He's totalled 44 games at that level with six goals and two assists, while played 21 games in the ECHL for the return of five goals and 11 assists. Balmas also played two seasons at Saint Mary's University in USports where he put up 68 points in 45 games.

"Mitchell is a guy I have been working on all summer and think very highly of as a player. He’s a guy who I expected to sign back in the AHL this year so when the agent reached back out in the last couple weeks this was an opportunity we weren’t going to pass on," explained Head Coach Aaron Fox.

"He has got an outstanding shot and put up some huge numbers in USports and scored over 40 back-to-back years in the QMJHL. He played the last  year/year and a half mainly in the AHL and had six goals in 44 games while playing an effective third line role. He will be a guy that will immediately make our group more competitive and expect him to be an impact player."

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