The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars and the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars.
The 27-year-old deKastrozza returns to the Steelheads for his third season. He finished last season strong, scoring nine of his 15 goals after Feb. 1 and leading the team with nine points (6g-3a) in 11 gaqmes during the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Toms River, N.J. native led the ECHL with six shorthanded goals, setting a new team record during the regular season. He also put his name in the league’s record book by scoring the goal that ended the longest game in ECHL history, Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Colorado, at the 17:18 mark of the fourth overtime.
de Kastrozza has recorded 133 points (63g-70a) in 228 career ECHL games with Idaho and South Carolina. He has added five points (1g-4a) in 25 career American Hockey League games with Hershey.
Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Maine from 2006-10, posting 26 points (9g-17a) 85 career games.