Gord Baldwin was hired as an assistant coach after playing eight seasons of professional hockey. Baldwin, 28, was drafted in the third round of the 2005 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames. He played defense for the Steelheads for 26 games during the 2012-13 season, registering 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) and posting a plus-11 rating before being called up to the AHL’s Texas Stars. He returned to Idaho at the end of that season and added three assists in 13 playoff games. Baldwin played the past two seasons with the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League in England. Baldwin’s eight-year career also included stints with the Quad City Flames and Abbotsford Heat in the AHL, the Las Vegas Wranglers in the ECHL, and one season in the Czech Republic. Baldwin tallied 19 goals and 104 points in 436 career games. The Steelheads open the regular season Friday, Oct. 16, at home against the Rapid City Rush.