New coach Brad Ralph was a happy man Monday as nine players were added to his training camp roster some of them familiar names to fans of the ECHL hockey team.
Æ Idahos NHL affiliate, the Dallas Stars, re-assigned goaltender Tyler Beskorowany and forward Tristan King from the Texas Stars to Idaho.
Beskorowany was an ECHL All-Star with Idaho two seasons ago, and King produced a career-best 41 points last season in 45 games split between Idaho and Ontario.
Texas, which is Idahos American Hockey League affiliate, assigned goaltender Josh Robinson and defenseman John Ryder to Idaho.
Texas also released defenseman Matt Case from its training camp, along with forwards Andrew Carroll, Austin Fyten and Jacob Cepis, clearing the way for all four to join Idahos roster.
Cepis led Idaho in scoring with 45 points as a rookie last season, while Case was the teams co-Defensive Player of the Year.
The AHLs Chicago Wolves have assigned defenseman Jeremie Blain to Idaho.
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The players were forwards David Grun and Eric Kroshus, along with defensemen Mike Switzer and Craig Gaudet. All four saw ice time over the weekend in Idahos two preseason games against Utah.
Idaho split its two preseason games against Utah, with each team winning at home 3-1.
The Idaho Statesmans 2012 Steelheads Fans Guide player bios, schedule and everything you need to get ready for the season.