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STEELHEADS SIGN ROOKIE FORWARDS DANIEL HARDIE AND NICK NARDELLA

Thursday, October 5th
STEELHEADS SIGN ROOKIE FORWARDS DANIEL HARDIE AND NICK NARDELLA

STEELHEADS SIGN ROOKIE FORWARDS DANIEL HARDIE AND NICK NARDELLA

BOISE, ID – The Idaho Steelheads (@Steelheads), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the Dallas Stars (@DallasStars), and Steelheads Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations Everett Sheen announced today that the club has signed rookie forwards Daniel Hardie and Nick Nardella to a ECHL contracts for the 2023-24 season. 

Hardie, 25, tallied 17 points (3G, 14A) in 25 games last season at the University of Ottawa. The Georgetown, ON played three seasons for the Gee-Gees from 2019-22 accumulating 41 points (8G, 33A) in 67 career games. Before collegiate hockey the 5-foot-10, 194lb forward played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2016-19 playing for the Rimouski Océanic, Sant John Sea Dogs, and Charlottetown Islanders totaling 169 points (77G, 92A) in 181 career games. During his final season in 2018-19 he led Charlottetown in scoring with 78 points (34G, 44A) in 68 games. 

Nardella, 24, signed an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO) with the Cincinnati Cyclones on Apr. 1 and tallied one assist in four games with the Cyclones. After being released from his ATO the 5-foot-10, 174lb forward then signed a Standard Player Contract (SPC) with the Iowa Heartlanders on Apr. 12 finishing the season skating in three games recording a hat trick in the final game of the regular season on Apr. 15 in a 4-2 win over Wheeling. The Rosemont, IL native played 32 games at Michigan Tech (NCAA) this past season tallying 14 points (1G, 13A). In three seasons with the Huskies from 2020-23 he accumulated 31 points (4G, 27A) in 83 career games. 

The Idaho Steelheads open the 2023-24 season in Boise at the Idaho Central Arena on October 20th vs. the Allen Americans. Call the Steelheads Front Office at 208-383-0080 for ticket packages for the upcoming season. Stay up to date with all things Steelheads on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

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