Boise, Idaho – Defenseman Matt Case, acquired in a mid-season trade, has signed on for another season with the Idaho Steelheads.
Case came to Idaho from the Gwinnett Gladiators in exchange for forward John-Scott Dickson in mid-January. In 31 games with Idaho, he scored one goal and added six assists with 18 penalty minutes. His plus-5 plus/minus rating was second-best among Idaho defensemen. He had one assist in nine playoff games and handed out numerous big hits to opposing forwards trying to operate in Idaho’s defensive zone.
The sturdy, 200-pound blue-liner played his college hockey at Ferris State (MI), scoring ten goals and adding 37 assists in four seasons. While at Ferris State, he played alongside former Steelheads Mark Bomersback, Adam Welch and Jeremy Scherlinck. He skated in two games with Norfolk of the American Hockey League after wrapping up his college career before landing in Gwinnett to begin the 2010-2011 campaign.