On Thursday September 3rd, the Idaho Steelheads announced the signing of Canadian right-winger Cody Fowlie. The two sides have agreed to terms on a standard player contract for the upcoming season.
Fowlie, a right-shooting winger, joins the Steelheads offence after having skated in 92 games with the Jacksonville Icemen. During his tenure in Jacksonville, Fowlie recorded 24 goals along with 32 assists for 56 points.
In a statement from Everett Sheen, head coach of the Idaho Steelheads, he said of the team’s newest addition, “Cody is a proven offensive threat. He has scored at every level he has played and we are excited to have him join our team as he fits our mold as a player and a person.”
Prior to his ECHL debut, Fowlie competed for five seasons in Canada West with the Regina Cougars. During his collegiate career, Fowlie recorded 33 goals along with 55 assists in 134 games. He also played three seasons of major junior with the Everett Silvertips and Kelowna Rockets. While playing in the WHL, Fowlie scored 41 goals along with 61 assists for 97 points. He did so in 227 games.
Upon signing his contact on Thursday, the Canadian said about his signing in Idaho, “I’m really looking forward to playing in the ECHL again and playing the North American style of game. I remember coming to play against Idaho when I played for Jacksonville and the fans were unbelievable. The Steelheads organization has such a great reputation, so I am excited for the opportunity.”
Fowlie, from Airdrie, Alberta, is collectively the tenth player to sign a contract for next season. He joins forwards A.J. White, Colby McAuley, Will Merchant and Kyle Marino. This also includes Zach Walker and Kenton Helgesen. As well, he is joined by defensemen Evan Wardley, Jeff King and Matt Stief.