The Idaho Steelheads play three games this week against the Rapid City Rush starting tonight then Friday and Saturday.

Today named forward A.J. White as team captain for the 2018-19 season, and Connor Chatham, Keegan Kanzig and Mitch Moroz have been named alternate captains.

White, 26, enters his second full season with the Steelheads and third in professional hockey, and he’s now serving as captain for the second time in his career. During his senior season at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2015-16, he led the River Hawks to the Hockey East Championship Game as well as the East Regional Final of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

Since joining the Steelheads prior to the 2017-18 season, the Dearborn, Mich., native has been a presence both on and off the ice over the last two seasons, capturing the respect of teammates and fans alike. White entered the season with the third-most points for a returning Steelheads player and currently sits in the top-5 for scoring leaders this season. Over his last two seasons, White has tallied 13 goals and 29 assists for 42 points through 84 games with a plus-seven rating, one power play goal and one shorthanded goal.