The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.
Huxley, heading into his eighth season, is coming off his finest campaign as a professional. In his first season with the Steelheads, Huxley scored a career-best 21 points (7 goals, 14 assists) in 60 games while accumulating 210 penalty minutes as the team’s primary enforcer. The 26-year-old now has 30 goals in his career to go along with 1,330 penalty minutes at the ECHL level.
McKnight will be entering his third season with the Steelheads. He was acquired from the Las Vegas Wranglers early in the 2008-2009 season and has appeared in 110 regular-season games with Idaho. In that stretch, he has netted 23 goals and added 41 assists and has topped 30 points in each season. The Halkirk, Alberta, native also scored seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) in nine playoff appearances last season as Idaho reached the ECHL’s Kelly Cup finals.