Sheffield Steelers sign Sondre Olden ahead of the 2021 Elite Series

Written by Michael Jones

Ice Hockey club Sheffield Steelers have signed Norwegian international Sondre Olden ahead of the 2021 Elite Series.

The Norwegian international, 28, had previously worked with Steelers boss, Aaron Fox at Medvescak Zagreb between 2017 and 2019.

Olden arrives from Vålerenga having scored five goals in twenty appearances last season.

Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, Fox expressed his delight at being reunited with Olsen: “It will be good to work with him again, we were together in Zagreb and he was a top player for me and in our League.”

The winger, who stands at 6’4″, was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2010 but has spent the majority of his time playing in Europe.

The signing will be a timely boost for the Steelers who begin their new campaign on April 3rd away at Nottingham Panthers.

It is the latest of an influx in new signings in the past week, with the club confirming the additions of Adrian Saxrud Danielsen, Tanner Eberle and Kevin Schulze.

The Elite Series will be contested between four teams after the previous two Elite Ice Hockey League seasons have been shelved due to the impact of the pandemic.

You can watch some of Olden’s goals here.

Written by Michael Jones

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