The Idaho Steelheads have resigned their captain from last years team, A.J. White who scored 16 goals, had 35 assists for 51 total points last year.

The Steelheads released the news today including quotes from White and head coach Neil Graham.

“I’m just as excited as I was the first year,” said White. “I’m more comfortable and confident knowing my role heading into the season, and it makes me more excited to get back into things.”

White, 27 a  6-foot-2, 205-pound forward was one of just two players to skate in all 72 games this past season  for Idaho.

As for head coach Neil Graham he says, “We’re thrilled to kick off our summer signing period with announcing the return of our Captain. A.J. leads by example game-in and game-out, and he is a major contributor to all facets of our success.”

White is the first Steelhead player signed an ECHL contract for the 2019-20 season. Idaho opens the home campaign Friday, Oct. 18 against the Wichita Thunder.