The Steelers new signing this morning caught me slightly off guard. I got the opportunity to see 2 K-Wings games towards the end of the 2016/17 regular season and I came away thinking that this guy was something special!
My hockey opinion may bare little authority to many, but even so – I went to 2 games to see a team I don’t follow, and I don’t remember the names of any of the other players on either team – he made an impression!
Both games I attended were against the Norfolk Admirals, and the reason I came away thinking that this guy was so spectacular was because he scored 8 points across the 2 games. In the first game he scored a hat-trick – that I remember – and on doing a little internet research he also bagged an assist that night. Going into the second game, I was paying attention – 4 assists and 1 goal. The guy can score!
Whilst doing said internet research this morning, I also discovered that there were a couple of other names present at these games that may be familiar. On the losing Norfolk Admirals side were John Dunbar – the Guildford Flames star and 2017/18 league-leader in assists – and Jordan Abt, a new face at Guildford for the 2018/19 campaign.
Pitt ended his 2016/17 season with 35 points in 49 games, but he also scored back-to-back hat tricks in the first round of the Kelly Cup! In my opinion, a great signing for the Steelers, much to my dismay as a Devils fan.
Looking at his junior record he iced 341 games and racked up 390 PIM, and during his time with the K-Wings he iced 113 games with 80 PIM.
Here are the highlights from both games against the Norfolk Admirals in 2017:
3 + 1 game
1 + 3 game