Boise, Idaho – Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Ralph announced Tuesday that the Idaho Steelheads have agreed to terms with forward William Rapuzzi for the 2013-14 season. The team has also invited forward Jesse Todd to its training camp.
The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey Legaue.
The 23-year-old Rapuzzi comes to Idaho after a four-year college career at Colorado College. As a senior, Rapuzzi finished third on the team in scoring (35 points) and assists (20) and earned team awards for dedication (Steve Ebert Award) and sportsmanship (Rodman Award).
Todd, the cousin of former Steelheads defenseman Scott Todd, will be entering his second full professional season after splitting last season between three ECHL teams – Reading, San Francisco and Trenton. Between the three, he had seven goals in 42 games. He began his professional career by playing five games with Hamilton of the American Hockey League, notching three assists, after concluding his college career at Merrimack College.