The Idaho Steelheads have agreed to terms with forward Mitch Moroz on an ECHL contract for the 2017-18 season. Moroz is preparing for his fourth professional season and his first in the ECHL.
Moroz, 23, was a second-round pick ( 32nd overall) of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2012 NHL Draft and has spent the last three seasons in the American Hockey League. The Edmonton, Alberta native posted four goals and nine points in 41 AHL games last year split between Bakersfield and Tucson, along with 46 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-2 forward has spent the majority of his professional career playing with the Oilers’ AHL affiliates, in Oklahoma City in 2014-15 and in Bakersfield for 2015-16 and the first half of last season. Moroz joined the Tucson Roadrunners as part of a trade in February, where he finished the season with three goals, six points, and 32 penalty minutes in 24 games with Tucson.
“Mitch is a power forward who uses his size and strength well to create room for himself and his line-mates,” said Idaho Head coach Neil Graham.