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Goaltender Matt Jurusik Signs AHL Contract with Texas Stars

Tuesday, December 28th
Goaltender Matt Jurusik Signs AHL Contract with Texas Stars

BOISE, Idaho Idaho Steelheads goaltender Matt Jurusik has signed an AHL one-way Standard Player Contract (SPC) with the Texas Stars, marking his first full AHL contract of his career, Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations Everett Sheen announced on Tuesday.Jurusik will remain with the Steelheads heading into the team’s three-game road weekend beginning Friday against the Allen Americans.Jurusik, 24, earns his first AHL contract following 10 games with the Steelheads this season, boasting a 6-2-1 record with a 1.66 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage with two shutouts. The La Grange, Ill. native has earned back-to-back shutouts with the Steelheads, most recently on December 19 in a 21-save effort against the Rapid City Rush and sits second in the ECHL in goals-against average and save percentage. He earned his first AHL call-up with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on December 9 and earned a 28-save shutout in his AHL debut on December 12 against Springfield. He owns a 1-1-0 record with a 2.00 GAA and .926 save pct. at the AHL level and spent time on a Player Try-Out (PTO) Contract with AHL Texas during the 2020-21 season but did not play.The 6-foot-2 goaltender was a 2019-20 WCHA Third-Team All-Star selection with Michigan Tech University to close his four-year collegiate career and also earned a bronze medal for Team USA at the 2014-15 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. In four collegiate seasons between Michigan Tech and the University of Wisconsin, Jurusik totaled a 45-44-12 record with a 2.84 GAA and .903 save pct. with five shutouts.The Steelheads return from the holiday break on Friday, Dec. 31 at 5:05 p.m. against the Allen Americans from Allen Event Center and come back to Idaho Central Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 7:10 p.m. against the Utah Grizzlies. Single-game tickets are available for all home games during the 2021-22 regular season by going to idahosteelheads.com or calling 331-TIXS! Make sure to secure your FloSports subscription for the 2021-22 season to lock in all Steelheads games and action from around the ECHL.

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