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Matt Jurusik Returns To Steelheads Following AHL Stint

Sunday, December 19th
Matt Jurusik Returns To Steelheads Following AHL Stint

BOISE, Idaho – Goaltender Matt Jurusik has returned to the Idaho Steelheads prior to this afternoon’s game after being released from his AHL PTO by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Steelheads Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations Everett Sheen announced on Sunday.Jurusik, 24, played in two games with the AHL Penguins, tallying a 1-1-0 record with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. The La Grange, Ill. native posted his first AHL shutout on December 12 against Springfield, saving all 28 shots in his AHL debut. This follows his first-career shutout earned three days prior with the Steelheads in a 24-save effort. He joins the Steelheads witha 5-2-1 record along with a 1.86 GAA and a .929 save pct. with one shutout through nine games. He currently sits third among qualifying ECHL goaltenders in GAA and sixth in save pct. and through 17 ECHL games owns a 7-7-2 record with a 2.35 GAA and .924 save pct.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 conclude their three-game weekend against the Rapid City Rush tonight at 4:05 p.m. at Idaho Central Arena. 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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