Johnston joins Steelheads’ blue line


Boise, Idaho – Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Ralph announced that the Idaho Steelheads have agreed to terms with defenseman Daniel Johnston.

Johnston, who turns 23 the day after Idaho’s season opener, is entering his third professional season. The Calgary native has appeared 124 ECHL games, split between Evansville and Colorado, where he has posted 41 points (10g-31a) and 161 penalty minutes. He played with Colorado against the Steelheads in the ECHL’s longest game, a four-overtime epic during the 2014 Kelly Cup Playoffs won by Idaho.

Prior to turning pro, Johnston played six seasons in the Western Hockey League recording 105 points (17g-88a) in 253 career games with Portland and Lethbridge.