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Simon lays foundations for coaching success

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08/22/2012 9:13 AM - By Phil Harrison
Published on Tuesday 21 August 2012 23:13

This summer has proved something of a welcome change for former Sheffield Steelers’ player-coach Ben Simon.

For once in his distinguished career he has not had to spend the majority of his time worrying about where his next pay cheque will be coming from come the start of the new season.

A two-year deal signed last summer to become assistant coach with the Rockford IceHogs - the AHL affiliate to the Chicago Blackhawks - meant the 34-year-old could, for a change, relax and, more importantly, plan ahead for the following year.

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