The Sheffield Steelers could be set to make a summer move for Canadian David Ling and American Joe Jensen. BIH sources at Gazzetta Hockey understand that Steelers head coach Ryan Finnerty is looking at the duo who have been playing their hockey in Italy this season with Val Pusteria.
Ling could be the high profile former NHLer who the Steelers have recently been reported to be tracking. The 37-year-old forward, who finished second top points scorer in the Italian A1, certainly has the profile to match the ambitions of the forward thinking Steelers organisation. His resume boasts the Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL as well as Amur Khabarovsk in the KHL.
Jensen comes from a family renowned for producing hockey players with one his cousins being that of former Los Angeles Kings’ forward Steve Jenson. Both Ling and Jensen are believed to be interested in a schooling contract, with the option becoming an increasingly major advantage to Elite League clubs over their European rivals.
The duo are currently heading into the Italian playoff finals with Val Pusteria in a best of seven series against Bolzano. Until the series is complete the duo are unlikely to make a decision on their futures, however they certainly look to be the calibre of player Steelers owner Tony Smith is looking to bring to South Yorkshire for the 2012/13 season.