Boise, ID (2/21/13) ? Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Ralph announced Thursday that rookie forward Brad Ross has been assigned to the ECHL?s Idaho Steelheads by the NHL?s Toronto Maple Leafs. Ross, 20, had been playing with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, skating in 19 games. He becomes the second Maple Leafs prospect on the Steelheads? roster, along with forward Sam Carrick. The Lethbridge, Alberta, product is in his first professional season after completing his major-junior hockey career in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks. He had 219 points in 206 regular-season games over his final three seasons with the Winterhawks, including 82 points (42 goals, 40 assists) last season for a team that was one win away from reaching the prestigious Memorial Cup tournament. The Winterhawks were eliminated in Game 7 of the WHL Championship series by the Edmonton Oil Kings, who are coached by former Steelheads head coach Derek Laxdal. Ross was a second-round draft choice of the Maple Leafs organization, the 43rd player selected overall, in 2010. Thinking about new Season Tickets for the 2013-14 season? Get your NEW Season Tickets for next season NOW and get the rest of this season for free. That?s two full months worth of home hockey games at CenturyLink Arena FOR FREE. Contact the Idaho Steelheads front office at 208-383-0080 for more information.
Ross assigned to Idaho by Toronto organization
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