This is Idaho Steelheads Power Rankings, where we at IdahoSteelheads.com will see where the Steelheads and their players rank among the best of the best in the ECHL.
Jefferson Dahl has been a go-to player for each of his four seasons in Boise, and he now finds himself in some very elite company. His next point will be number 200, placing him among the highest-scoring players to ever wear a Steelheads jersey. Among players in the ECHL era, he ranks near the very top. Let’s see the list!
Steelheads ECHL Era Scoring Leaders
5) Mark Derlago– 173 points in 127 games
Mark Derlago was dominant during his two seasons in Idaho, leading the team in scoring both seasons and helping lead Idaho to a Kelly Cup Final in 2010. Derlago ranked fourth in the league with 92 points during his first season in Boise, and third the following season with 81 points. Derlago holds Idaho’s single-season ECHL records for goals in a season (45 in 2010-11), points (92 in 2009-10), and plus/minus (plus-34 in 2009-10). Derlago is the only Steelhead to break the 40-goal mark in an ECHL season, and he did it twice. He had two separate points streaks of 11 and 15 games in 2009-10, three 5-point games as a Steelhead, four hat tricks, and a four-goal games.
4) Darrell Hay – 197 points in 320 games
The Steelheads’ leading ECHL scorer among defensemen was a part of two Kelly Cup winning teams. In five years with the Steelheads, Hay never had fewer than 36 points in a season. His best campaign was a 45 point year in 2007-08. Hay also recorded nine points in 16 playoff games and notched a plus-9 rating during the 2007 playoffs. Hay also ranks in the Steelheads’ ECHL top-5 in games played and assists.
3) Jefferson Dahl – 199 points in 223 games
Jefferson Dahl has had a historically significant season for the Steelheads, moving past Darrell Hay on Februrary 10th for sole possession of the third spot on this list. Dahl had a career year last season with 66 points in 70 games, a mark he could reach again with 50 points in 43 games this season and still 22 games left to play. Dahl also may set a new career-high in goals, already with 19 after scoring 22 in each of the last two seasons. Dahl is one point shy of 200, looking to become just the sixth player in the Steelheads’ 21-year history to reach 200 points in a Steelheads uniform. Dahl was the only active player named to the Steelheads’ All-Time team last season.
2) Lance Galbraith – 210 points in 229 games
Lance Galbraith is the only Steelhead in the ECHL era to surpass 200 points and 500 penalty minutes, collecting 1,071 penalty minutes with Idaho. A member of both Kelly Cup-winning teams, Galbraith played four seasons in Idaho, his best years in 2006-07 and 2007-08 when he netted 64 and 67 points respectively, better than a point-per-game. Galbraith dominated for Idaho on their run to the 2007 Kelly Cup, recording 11 goals and 27 points in 21 playoff games. Galbraith played for 11 other teams in his pro career, but never had the totals he put up with Idaho in any other stop.
1) Marty Flichel – 408 points in 436 games
Marty Flichel has nearly double the points of the nearest Steelhead on the team’s all-time points list, a career that wasn’t limited to just the ECHL eral. Including one season during the WCHL era, Flichel’s all-time Steelheads points total is 475 points in 497 games. Flichel was better than a point-per-game player in three of his nine Steelheads season, and he’s the franchise’s leader in goals, assists, points, and games played. Flichel also played a key role in Idaho’s 2007 Kelly Cup championship, scoring 22 points in 22 games.