Congratulations are in order for Quinn Smith, who has just signed a contract to play with the Idaho Steelheads in the ECHL!
The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars (NHL) and Texas Stars (AHL). Smith joins fellow BC alums Patrick Eaves and John Muse in the organization. Eaves is entering his second season with Dallas, while Muse joined the Texas Stars this summer.
Smith was a favorite of BC fans during his 4 years on the Heights because of his strong work ethic and tough style of play. He spent his last year at BC as an alternate captain, and scored a career high 14 points (an evenly split 7 goals and 7 assists). It was Smith's 3rd consecutive 10 point season. He also had a career high 26 penalty minutes last season, and his willingness to get defensive should go over well in the ECHL.
The Steelheads have made the playoffs every year since being founded in 1997. They have won the Kelly Cup twice (2007 and 2004). Last season they lost in Round 1 to the Utah Grizzlies. Despite a disappointing first round playoff loss, the Steelheads won 48 games last season and lost only 18 games.
Give the Steelheads a follow on Twitter to keep up with Smith during the season!