The Idaho Steelheads have dipped into the college ranks and have agreed to terms with rookie forward Dexter Dancs of Michigan on an ECHL contract for the 2018-19 season.

Dancs, 23, is coming off a four-year college career at the University of Michigan. The North Vancouver, BC native had his best statistical season in 2017-18, setting personal bests in goals, assists, points, and plus/minus rating while helping to lead the Wolverines to their first Frozen Four appearance since 2011.

The 6-foot-2 forward netted 12 goals and 28 points in 39 games last season, both ranked fourth on the team, and his plus-14 rating also ranked fourth. Dancs posted eight multipoint performances in his senior season. He collected three goals and five points in three NCAA tournament games, including a goal and an assist in the national semifinal against Notre Dame.

In 141 career NCAA games, Dancs totaled 23 goals, 67 points, and 131 penalty minutes.