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2019 Summer Signing Tracker

Hockey season is fast approaching! Keep track of all the Steelheads signees for the 2019-20 season with this handy Summer Signing Tracker and get info on the newest Steelheads ahead of 2019 Training Camp!

Name
Pos.
S/C
Ht.
Wt.
D.O.B.
Age
Hometown
2018-19
Zack AndrusiakFR5-111711/12/9421Yorkton, SKEverett (WHL)
Joe BasarabaFR6-31945/2/9227Fort Frances, ONFife (EIHL)
Conner BleackleyFR6-01992/7/9623High River, ABSan Antonio (AHL)
Max CoattaFR5-101804/22/9425Minnetonka, MNMinn. St.-Mankato (NCAA)
Freddy GerardFR5-101701/12/9425Rocky River, OHOhio State (NCAA)
Nolan GluchowskiDR6-01961/24/9425Wixom, MIIdaho (ECHL)
Keegan KanzigDL6-72472/26/9524Athabasca, ABIdaho (ECHL)
Jeff KingDR5-101712/23/9623St. Clair, MIIdaho (ECHL)
Matt LippaFR5-1018011/11/9424Richmond Hill, ONManhattanville (NCAA)
Will MerchantFR6-11901/12/9425Eagan, MNIdaho (ECHL)
Mitch MorozFL6-22145/3/9425Calgary, ABIdaho (ECHL)
Marc-Olivier RoyFL6-118311/5/9424Boisbraind, QCFort Wayne (ECHL)
Colton SaucermanDR5-91915/5/9227Colorado Springs, COIdaho (ECHL)
Kyle SchemppFL5-111831/13/9425Saginaw, MIIdaho (ECHL)
Eric SweetmanDL5-111741/25/9425Woodbine, MDIdaho (ECHL)
A.J. WhiteFL6-22014/19/9227Dearborn, MIIdaho (ECHL)
Zack Andrusiak
Joe Basaraba
Conner Bleackley
Max Coatta
Freddy Gerard
Nolan Gluchowski
Keegan Kanzig
Jeff King
Matt Lippa
Will Merchant
Mitch Moroz
Spencer Naas
Brady Norrish
Marco Roy
Colton Saucerman
Kyle Schempp
Eric Sweetman
A.J. White

QUICK FACTS

Zack Andrusiak - F
- 2018-19 STATS (63gms): 38-26–64, 8 PPG, 1 SHG
- WHL career: 80-69–149, 19 PPG (202gms)
- two-straight 25-goal seasons
- six hat-tricks in two seasons (four last year)
- 2017 WHL Champion

Joe Basaraba - F
- 2018-19 STATS (57gms): 22-23–45, 3 PPG, 2 SHG
- ECHL career (239gms): 65-91–156, 12 PPG, SHG
- 78pts (33g, 45a) in 119gms in Idaho (2015-17)
- 69th ovr. (3rd Rd.), 2010 NHL Draft (FLA)
- 2011 NCAA Champion (Univ. of Minn.-Duluth)

Conner Bleackley - F
- 2018-19 STATS (57gms): 5-11–16, 35 PIM
- ECHL Career (54gms): 26-29–55, 6 PPG, 3 SHG
- 122 career AHL games
- drafted twice: 2014 (COL, 23rd ovr.) & 2016 (STL, 144th ovr.)
- good friends with Kale Kessy from time in Tulsa

Max Coatta - F
- 2018-19 STATS (33gms): 8-7–15, 4 PPG
- Minn. St. Mankato Career: 24-28–52 (148gms)
- 2-year Team Captain
- 2A in 2gms with Wheeling at end of last season
- Played with alum Brad McClure at college

Freddy Gerard - F
- 2018-19 STATS (36gms): 7-13–20, 2 PPG
- Ohio State Univ. career: 23-35–58 (118gms)
- 3x Academic All-Big Ten selection
- Favorite Band: Creed
- Alias: "Folsom" - former Call of Duty pro with OpTic Gaming

Nolan Gluchowski - D
- 2018-19 STATS (55gms): 11-29–40, 76 PIM, 6 PPG (rookie season)
- Finished top-10 in scoring for ECHL defensemen
- Only Steelheads defenseman with 40+ points
- 8-game point streak from 12/14/18 through 1/5/19 (13pts)
- Nickname: Fridge

Keegan Kanzig - D
- 2018-19 STATS (72gms): 4-14–18, 167 PIM, +30 (all career-highs)
- 2018-19 PHPA Defensive Defenseman of the Year (Western Conference)
- 2018-19 Steelheads Defenseman of the Year
- 2018-19 Assistant Captain
- Hobbies: hunting & fishing

Jeff King - D
- 2018-19 STATS (68gms): 6-25–31, +18 (all career-highs)
- finished 3rd on team in rating (+18)
- acquired by Steelheads from Fort Wayne in October 2018
- featured in Hockey Players on Zamobonis Getting Pizza
- Summer Activity: Golf

Matt Lippa - F
- 2018-19 STATS (32gms): 21-27–48, 8 PPG
- Manhattanville College Career (107gms): 60-58–118
- All-USCHO.com 2nd Team & UCHC Co-Player of the Year
- Leading goal-scorer in three of four seasons

Will Merchant - F
- 2018-19 STATS (70gms): 14-15–29, 3 PPG, 3 SHG
- Steelheads Career (152gms): 42-59–101, 15 PPG, 1 SHG
- acquired from Greenville Swamp Rabbits on March 5
- Assistant Captain at Univ. of Maine (2015-16)
- played for powerhouse Eagan HS (MN)

Mitch Moroz - F
- 2018-19 STATS (42gms): 5-16–21, 214 PIM (all career-highs)
- 2018-19 Bill Campbell Community Service Award recipient
- 2018-19 Assistant Captain
- 32nd overall pick (2nd Rd.), 2012 NHL Draft (EDM)
- 2012 Memorial Cup Winner (Edmonton Oil Kings)

Spencer Naas - F
- 2018-19 STATS (55gms): 18-9–27, SHG
- 10gms with Texas Stars (AHL)
- Scored 1st goal in 1st ECHL game
- 2nd-most rookie goals, UConn Huskies history
- Led Huskies in goals in senior season

Brady Norrish - D
- 2018-19 STATS (50gms): 10-24–34, 2 PPG, +5
- 13gms with Texas (AHL): 1-4–5
- Led ECHL defensemen in shootout goals (2)
- 3rd among IDH rookies in scoring
- He and brother (Chase) Captains at RIT (2017-18)

Marco Roy - F
- 2018-19 STATS (29gms): 12-14–26, 2 PPG
- 22gms in AHL (Chicago & Laval) in 2018-19
- points in 20 of 29 ECHL games in Fort Wayne
- 56th overall pick (2nd Rd.), 2013 NHL Draft (EDM)
- played with Kale Kessy & Mitch Moroz (Bakersfield)

Colton Saucerman - D
- 2018-19 STATS (22gms): 4-8–12, PPG, SHG
- 24 AHL games (Utica): 1-3–4, 19 PIM
- Earned AHL call-ups in all 3 pro seasons
- ECHL Career (136gms): 14-74–88, 185 PIM
- Endorses and endorsed by beards

Kyle Schempp - F
- 2018-19 STATS (70gms): 16-25–41, 214 PIM, 5 PPG, 2 SHG (all career-highs)
- finished 3rd on team in SH points (3) & assists, 4th in points
- 2015-16 WCHA Champion (Ferris State Univ.)
- 155th overall pick (6th Rd.), 2014 NHL Draft (NYI)
- Hobbies: hunting & fishing

Eric Sweetman - D
- 2018-19 STATS (33gms): 2-8–10, 214 PIM
- 2017-18 Steelheads Defenseman of the Year
- assistant captain at St. Lawrence Univ. (2015-17)
- 2017 ECAC Hockey Media Assoc. Best Defensive Defenseman
- averages one big hit per game

A.J. White - F
- 2018-19 STATS (72gms): 16-35–51, 4 PPG, +17 (all career-highs)
- 2018-19 Captain
- 2-time Steelheads Hustle Award recepient (2017-18, 2018-19)
- led Steelheads in assists, finished 2nd in scoring & 3rd in rating (+17)
- captain at UMass-Lowell in 2015-16

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