For Immediate Release:
August 23rd, 2021
Steel Announce Brad Stepan as Director of Hockey Operations
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI – The Steel have announced that Mike Janda has been replaced by Brad Stepan and will assume the role of Director of Hockey Operations.
“Due to the unfortunate decision, Mike Janda has been relieved of his duties. We wish him and his family nothing but the best.” team owner, Kelly Kasik, announced on Monday. “We could not be more excited for Brad to join our organization. He brings a vast knowledge and commitment to our organization, but more importantly the game of hockey. Having Brad on our team will be great for all levels of our organization and we could not think of a better fit.” says Kasik.
Stepan brings a lifetime of hockey experience, both as a player, talent evaluator, and father. The Minnesota native was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, playing for the organization for three seasons. Off the ice he has scouted and coached numerous levels of hockey, including the Head Coach at Rosemount High School (USHS-MN) for seven seasons, North American Hockey League scout, and three seasons as a Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) area scout. In addition, Brad’s son, Derek, is currently a member of the Carolina Hurricanes entering his 12th NHL season.
The Steel’s search for a Head Coach is ongoing and information will be released as we complete the process.