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2021 Summer Signing Tracker

Hockey season is fast approaching! Keep track of all the Steelheads signees for the 2021-22 season with this handy Summer Signing Tracker and get info on the newest Steelheads ahead of 2021 Training Camp!

Name
Pos.
S/C
Ht.
Wt.
D.O.B.
Age
Hometown
Last Team
Zack AndrusiakFL5-111877/10/9823Armstrong, BCOrlando (ECHL)
Darren BradyDR6-01994/5/9625Waterford, MIRapid City (ECHL)
Macon (SPHL)
Luc BrownFR6-01894/27/9625Napanee, ONGreenville (ECHL)
Orlando (ECHL)
Casey JohnsonDL6-21984/12/9625Grand Forks, NDSo. Carolina (ECHL)
Macon (SPHL)
Matt JurusikGL6-21955/1/9724La Grange, ILTexas Stars (AHL)
So. Carolina (ECHL)
Jake KupskyGR6-319110/27/9525Waukesha, WISo. Carolina (ECHL)
Greenville (ECHL)
Pensacola (SPHL)
Colby McAuleyFL6-01855/28/9625Sherwood Park, ABAllen (ECHL)
Will MerchantFR6-11871/12/9426Eagan, MNIdaho (ECHL)
David NorrisFR6-22053/3/9328Calgary, ABSteel Wings Linz (Alps)
ERSC Amberg (Ger. 4)
Jake PappalardoFR5-101857/11/9724Salem, NHHoly Cross (NCAA)
Evan WardleyDR6-32184/26/9427Vulcan, ABWheeling (ECHL)
A.J. WhiteFL6-22124/19/9227Dearborn, MIUtah (ECHL)
Zack Andrusiak - Forward
Darren Brady - Defense
Luc Brown - Forward
Casey Johnson - Defense
Matt Jurusik - Goaltender
Jake Kupsky - Goaltender
Colby McAuley - Forward
Will Merchant - Forward
David Norris - Forward
Jake Pappalardo - Forward
Evan Wardley - Defense
A.J. White - Forward

QUICK FACTS

Zack Andrusiak - F
- 2020-21 STATS (22gms): 1-3--4, 14 PIM
- Steelheads Career (51gms): 10-13--23, 2 PPG, 18 PIM
- 2017 WHL Champion with Seattle T-Birds
- Averaged one point per game in final two junior seasons
- Assistant Captain during 2018-19 season with Seattle

Darren Brady - D
2020-21 STATS (36gms): 0-2--2, 12 PIM
- Made ECHL debut on Feb. 12, 2021 vs. Tulsa
- Captain at RIT during senior season in 2019-20
- 2015-16 NAHL All-East Division selection (juniors)
- Alum of prestigeous Little Caesars AAA program

Luc Brown - F
2020-21 STATS (9gms): 2-1--3, 2 PIM
- Posted collegiate-best 20 points (8-12--20) with Alaska-Anchorage in 2019-20
- 2015-16 OJHL Most Valuable Player with Wellington
- Named to Team Canada East for 2015-16 World Jr. A Challenge
- Full name is Paul Lucas Brown

Casey Johnson - D
2020-21 STATS (33gms SPHL): 3-10--13, +20
- Made ECHL debut with So. Carolina on Feb. 27, 2020
- 2020-21 SPHL All-Rookie & SPHL Second All-Star Teams
- Played 4 seasons at Univ. of North Dakota
- Made finals with two of last three teams (2021 - Macon; 2016 - Dubuque)

Matt Jurusik - G
2020-21 STATS (8gms): 2-5-1, 2.96 GAA, .920 SV%
- Made ECHL debut with So. Carolina on Apr. 9, 2021
- Spent most of 2020-21 season with AHL Texas Stars
- 2019-20 All-WCHA Third-Team honors with Michigan Tech
- Earned bronze with Team USA in 2015 Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Jake Kupsky - G
2020-21 STATS (12gms): 3-6-2, 2.89 GAA, .907 SV%, SHO
- Played 2 games in Idaho in 2019-20, stopped 58 of 62 shots
- Led SPHL in GAA (1.84) & SV% (.933)
- SPHL Champion in 2019-20
- 2018-19 ECAC Third-Team All Star with Union College

Colby McAuley - F
- 2019-20 STATS (20gms): 8-8-16, 38 PIM, 3 PPG
- Steelheads Career (19gms): 8-4-12, 27 PIM, 2 PPG, SHG
- made pro debut with SJ Barracuda (AHL) in 2016-17
- 2015-16 WHL Most Penalized Player (156)
- Assistant Captain in Prince George (WHL) for 2 seasons

Will Merchant - F
- 2019-20 STATS (61gms): 18-18--26, 5 PPG
- Steelheads Career (213gms): 60-77-137, 20 PPG, 1 SHG
- 5th in all-time Steelheads ECHL assists, 7th in games played, 8th in points
- Assistant Captain at Univ. of Maine (2015-16)
- Did not play in 2020-21 season

David Norris - F
2020-21 STATS (24gms): 4-11-15, 0 PIMs
- Played 3 seasons in Europe to begin pro career
- 2013-14 AHA All-Rookie Team honors with AIC
- Played with brother Liam on inaugural Arizona State team
- Has dual citizenship in Canada & England (father)

Jake Pappalardo - F
2020-21 STATS (13gms): 5-3--8, 12 PIM
- 22 points in 43 games in two seasons at Holy Cross
- Shares alma mater with Steelheads HC Everett Sheen
- Has two brothers (Matt & Ryan) who also play hockey
- 2015-16 USHS All-USA Hockey Second Team selection

Evan Wardley - D
2020-21 STATS (24gms): 0-2-2, 49 PIMs
- Steelheads Career (9gms): 0-1-1, 29 PIMs
- Top-10 in PIMs in WHL from 2013-14 through 2014-15
- Assistant Captain during 2014-15 season with Seattle
- Sister Keyara played for Canada Rugby Sevens in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

A.J. White - F
- 2020-21 STATS (60gms): 15-25--40, 9 PPG
- Two-year Steelheads Captain (2018-20)
- Steelheads Career (203gms): 41-85--126, 6 PPG, 2 SHG
- 8th in all-time Steelheads ECHL assists
- 2-time Steelheads Hustle Award recepient (2017-18, 2018-19)

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