Defenseman McDermott returns to Idaho

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

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

The 22-year-old McDermott joined the Steelheads at the end of last season after concluding his college career at Colorado College. He picked up an assist in his professional debut at Utah on March 24 and tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating during the postseason with a +3. He appeared in 16 total games with Idaho between the regular season and the playoffs, finishing with four assists from the blue line.