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Tugnutt inks deal with Steelheads

Action photo of Matt Tugnutt

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads have signed forward Matt Tugnutt to a contract for the 2021-22 season.

Tugnutt completed his collegiate career with Providence College during the 2020-21 season, posting five assists in 16 games. The Peterborough, Ontario native played three seasons with Sacred Heart University prior to transferring, boasting 72 points (30g-42a) in 97 games. He was named an alternate captain in the 2019-20 campaign and also notched a career year for production, boasting 30 points (14g-16a) in 31 games and sitting third in goals as well as fourth in overall scoring.

The 25-year-old is part of a family of professional hockey players though is the only non-goaltender in the family. His brother, Jake Tugnutt, played in the Netherlands prior to the pandemic. His father, Ron Tugnutt, played 16 years in the National Hockey League between eight different teams from 1987-2004.