Steelheads defenseman Joe Faust is coming back to Boise. Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Neil Graham made that announcement today, this will be Faust's second season with the Steelies.

Faust had a record-breaking season last year in Idaho. He set career-highs and led Steelheads defensemen in goals (14), assists (27), and points (41), Faust was 12th among ECHL defensemen in scoring. Playing in 69 games with the Steelheads, the Bloomington, Minnesota native nearly tripled his career points total prior to joining Idaho.

The 2010 New Jersey Devils draft pick also totaled four assists in five playoff games and was called up during the season to play four games in the American Hockey League with the Texas Stars.

In a statement released by the Steelheads Faust said, “I’m very excited to be back with the Steelheads again this season,” said Faust. “My first season in Idaho was a great experience and I can’t wait to get back to Boise and to get on the ice.”