On Thursday October 8th, the Idaho Steelheads announced the signings of forward Calder Brooks and defensemen Darren Brady. The two parties agreed to terms on standard player contracts for the upcoming season.
Brooks, 26, joins the Steelheads, after spending the season between Germany and France. Throughout, he recorded 11 goals along with 11 assists for 23 points. He did so in 26 games. Prior to making the jump pro, Brooks played university hockey with the St. Mary’s Huskies in the AUS.
This was after spending four seasons between three different teams in the WHL. He saw time between the Calgary Hitmen, Prince Albert Raiders and Spokane Chiefs. Looking at his numbers in U SPORTS, Brooks recorded 26 goals along with 57 assists which made for 83 points. He did so in 120 games.
In a statement from the left-handed shooter, he said upon signing his contract on Thursday, “It’s a great opportunity to come and play for the Steelheads, they’re a highly regarded organization, I’m very excited to be a part of this team.
As for Everett Sheen, head coach of the Idaho Steelheads, he said of the team’s latest signing, “Calder brings a solid 200 foot game to our team. He has the ability to play up and down the lineup and contribute in any situation. I’m very excited to add a player of his pedigree to our team.”
Brady is entering his rookie year after finishing his term with the Rochester Tigers. During his collegiate hockey career, Brady recorded 10 goals along with 26 assists which made for 36 points. He did so in 135 games while named as team captain in his senior season.
In a statement from the right-handed shooter, he said upon signing his contract on Thursday, “I couldn’t be more excited to start my pro career in Idaho, I’ve heard great things about the city of Boise and the Steelheads organization. I’m looking forward to getting started and meeting the team.”
As for Everett Sheen, head coach of the Idaho Steelheads, he said of the team’s latest signing, “Darren comes to us from a solid college program with a history of winning, he adds great depth to our already deep defensive core. To be able to add a young player with his abilities is huge for us.”