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Steelheads add Jurusik

Action photo of Matt Jurusik

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

Jurusik, began his professional career with the South Carolina Stingrays during the 2020-21 season, posting a 2-5-1 record with a 2.96 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage through eight games. The La Grange, Illinois native made his ECHL debut on April 9, 2021 against the Wheeling Nailers, stopping 40 of 42 shots and earning his first professional win. 

Prior to his professional career, Jurusik played two seasons at Michigan Tech University beginning in 2018-19. During his senior season, he was named All-WCHA Third Team honors following a career-best 19-10-3 record with two shutouts, a 2.06 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 34 games for the 2019-20 campaign. He spent one season with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League, owning a 21-22-4 record with a 2.89 goals-against average and .906 save percetage, following two seasons and 50 games at the University of Wisconsin. Jurusik earned a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2015 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.