BOISE, Idaho – The Kelly Cup champion Idaho Steelheads announced that they have agreed to terms with defensemen Blake Forsyth, Mike Gabinet and Kory Scoran, center Taggart Desmet and right wing Kyle Bruce.
The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League.
The 28-year-old Forsyth has played each of the last two seasons for the Steelheads and he has 34 points (6g-28a) and 218 penalty minutes in 120 regular season games and three points (1g-2a) and 38 penalty minutes in 24 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
Selected in the eighth round (237th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, the 26-year-old Gabinet had 21 points (4g-17a) in 40 games for Idaho in 2006-07, missing the end of the regular season and the Kelly Cup Playoffs due to injury.
In his rookie season in 2006-07, the 26-year-old Scoran had 21 points (2g-19a) in 67 regular season games and seven points (3g-4a) in 22 games in the postseason, including scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 double overtime win against Dayton in the Kelly Cup Finals.
The 6-foot-1 and 205-pound Desmet had 29 points (11g-18a) and 73 penalty minutes in 65 regular season games and three points (1g-2a) and six penalty minutes in 15 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the Steelheads as a rookie in 2006-07.
Selected in the eighth round (231st overall) by the Florida Panthers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, the 24-year-old Bruce had five points (2g-3a) and 11 penalty minutes in seven regular season games as a rookie for the Steelheads in 2006-07, missing most of the season because of injury before returning for the Kelly Cup Playoffs where he had eight penalty minutes in four games.