BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Steelheads Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Ralph announced a series of roster moves Wednesday morning as the team added forwards Kael Mouillierat, Adrian Foster and Sam Carrick to the roster along with defenseman Hubert Labrie.
The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.
Mouillierat and Foster have signed ECHL contracts while Labrie (Dallas Stars) and Carrick (Toronto Maple Leafs) have been re-assigned from the AHL to the Steelheads by NHL clubs.
Mouillierat spent most of last season in the American Hockey League after starting the campaign with Idaho. Since turning pro, Mouillierat has scored 92 points in 98 games with Idaho over parts of three seasons, including being named to the ECHL All-Rookie team in 2011. Mouillierat also landed on ESPN’s “Top Ten” last December after an over-the-shoulder goal against the Alaska Aces.
Foster was a first-round draft pick in 2001 by the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. He has spent most of his career in the AHL but has also competed in some of the elite European leagues. In 291 professional games, the Alberta native has 149 points (62g-87assists).
Carrick, 20, was assigned to the Steelheads by the Maple Leafs organization after a highly-successful career in the Ontario Hockey League. Last year, Carrick led the Brampton Battalion in goals (37), assists (30), and points (67) as the team’s captain. He was drafted by the Maple Leafs in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Labrie, 21, played 14 games for Idaho last season, netting his first pro goal in a Steelhead uniform in November against Las Vegas. He has also skated in 33 games with the Texas Stars.