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Steelheads Sign Defenseman Sam Skinner from Ferris State

January 12, 2022 - ECHL (ECHL) - Idaho Steelheads News Release

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Steelheads have signed defenseman Sam Skinner to a Standard Player Contract (SPC) for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, Steelheads Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations Everett Sheen announced on Wednesday.

Skinner, 20, has played 18 games at Ferris State University to open the 2021-22 season, totaling two goals and four assists for six points with six penalty minutes. The Schoolcraft, Mich. native played two seasons at Ferris State during his collegiate career and amassed eight points (two goals, six assists) with eight penalty minutes through 24 games beginning in the 2020-21 season.

Prior to his collegiate career, the 5-foot-9 defenseman served as an assistant captain with the NAHL's Minot Minotauros to close his junior career, boasting 38 points (9-29-38) with a plus-23 rating. He represented the NAHL at the 2019 Sirius Ice Hockey World Cup in Sochi, Russia prior to that season.

The Steelheads meet the Utah Grizzlies to open a road three-game weekend on Friday, Jan. 14 at 7:10 p.m. from Maverik Center and return home on Wednesday, Jan. 26 against the Kansas City Mavericks. Single-game tickets are available for all home games during the 2021-22 regular season by going to 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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