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Steelheads agree to terms with de Kastrozza


Boise, Idaho – Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Ralph announced that the Idaho Steelheads have agreed to terms with forward David de Kastrozza.

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.