French assigned to Steelheads by AHL Texas

Boise, ID (1/9/18) – Steelheads Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Neil Graham confirmed on Tuesday that rookie forward Max French has been reassigned to Idaho by the AHL’s Texas Stars.

French, 25, began the season with the Steelheads and was in the lineup for Idaho’s first game before being recalled to the Stars on October 14th. In his one game with the Steelheads, French recorded nine shots on goals and four penalty minutes.

The West Kelowna, BC native appeared in 25 games with AHL Texas, totaling three goals and six points along with 18 penalty minutes.

French played four years at Bentley University prior to this year, serving as captain last season and as an assistant captain in 2015-16. The 5-foot-10 forward tallied 17 goals and 39 points in 38 games last season for Bentley, and he was even stronger the year prior when he racked up 23 goals and 47 points in 32 games. French was named First Team All-Atlantic Hockey each of the last two years and finished his four-year college career with 67 goals and 143 points in 138 contests.