Dowdy Signs 2 Year Extension

The Golden Child Commits His Future

Dowd signs two-year extension with the Steelers.

Robert Dowd will extend his 16-year relationship with the Steelers after signing a new two year contract extension this week.

Dowd spent five years in the Steelers programme prior to leaving for the Belfast Giants and Troja Ljungby (Sweden) before returning some eleven seasons ago.

In all Dowd has dressed 790 games with the Steelers as we head into this weekend’s fixtures against Manchester (home on Saturday) and Dundee (away on Sunday).

It has been some season for the 35 year old who, as well as being made Steelers captain in September, was announced as the GB National side’s captain earlier last month.

Head coach Aaron Fox said “Getting Dowdy done long term was a priority and is obviously a great start to next year’s team.  

“He’s made such an impact as our captain this year.  Nobody competes harder night in and night out and he plays with such passion and emotion that is contagious to our group.  

“Dowdy is still putting up elite level goal numbers as well, which I expect to continue.  

“We are really happy to get this deal done. There is still a lot we hope to accomplish this year but happy to have this done early”.

Dowd, who has already scored 23 goals and 44 points this season said “It’s nice to be staying at home, I don’t think there was any doubt that both sides wanted this deal to happen, but when it is signed there is a certain relief.

“It’s no secret that I’m a lifer here, I love the club, my team mates, the fans and this building. I want to bring my Grandkids here one day and look in the rafters at the Championship banners we have all won together.

“If I can do that I will be a happy man

“There is so much still to do this season and in those two years that follow, we have the most incredible set up here in Sheffield, we are built to win and with the group we have here right now there is no reason why we can’t bring back league titles, cups and championships in the years to come”

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