Sheffield Steelers player Kameron Kielly has left the team to return to North America after a short stint in South Yorkshire.

Kielly began his career in 2012 at the Gatineau Olympiques before spending time at the Charlottetown Islanders, Atlanta Gladiators, and eventually the Sheffield Steelers.

Kielly joined the Steelers in the summer of this year, making it his first season overseas. 

After his initial signing, head coach Aaron Fox was sure of Kielly’s future success on the team.

He said: “Kam will start off in a bottom 6 role, but I feel he will be one of those guys that will be pushing that internal competition in our group for a bigger role as the season goes on.”

While playing with the Steelers, forward, Kielly, made six appearances and scored one goal on October 21 against the Nottingham Panthers.

The Steelers media manager, David Simms, confirmed that the Charlottetown native would be moving back to North America to secure ice time.

Kielly will be expected to pick up a new side in the East Coast League. It hasn’t yet been confirmed which team he will play for. 

Following his departure, fans have shared words of support on X:

Other Steelers fans connected his lack of ice time to his reason for departure.

Kielly has not made a public statement, although he did repost the Steelers’ official announcement on X.