Joe Faust joins Steelheads’ blue line

Boise, Idaho – Idaho Steelheads Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Neil Graham announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Joe Faust on a contract for the 2016-17 season.

The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.

Faust is entering his third professional season. The Bloomington, Minn. native was a fourth-round selection (114th overall) of the New Jersey Devils in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, playing parts of two seasons in the American Hockey League with the Albany Devils and finishing the 2015-16 campaign in the ECHL with the Adirondack Thunder.

Faust recorded 10 points (2g-8a) in 38 games last season with Adirondack, and added two assists in 11 playoff games.  Faust also appeared in eight games for Albany last season.  He spent the entire 2014-15 season with the Devils and tallied four points (1g-3a) in 26 games.

The 24-year-old blue-liner has totaled 14 points (3g-11a) in 72 professional games. Prior to turning pro, Faust played four seasons of at the University of Wisconsin. He played in 136 games for the Badgers, scoring 22 points (6g-16a).