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Three-time Defenseman of Year Register joins Steelheads

Friday, October 7th
Three-time Defenseman of Year Register joins Steelheads

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads, ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced that the club has agreed to terms with veteran defenseman Matt Register for the 2022-23 season.

Register enters his 12th professional season after spending last year over seasons in the Elite Ice Hockey League, leading the Cardiff Devils to a playoff league championship tallying 43 points (8g-35a) in 53 games ranking first amongst defensemen in points.

The 22-year-old captured three straight ECHL Kelly Cup championships winning with the Allen Americans in 2016 and the Colorado Eagles in 2017 and 2018. During the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs, the Calgary, Alberta native was named MVP of the playoffs leading all defensemen in points (24) and finishing second amongst all skaters. Register has been named ECHL Defenseman of the Year three times (2014, 2017, 2018) and has been named an ECHL First Team All-Star four times (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018).

He has played parts of nine seasons in the ECHL from 2013-21 splitting time with five different teams: Ontario (2013-15), Atlanta (2015-16), Allen (2016, 2020, 2020-21), Colorado (2016-18), and Toledo (2018-19) accumulating 374 points (91g-283a) in 472 regular-season games as well as 100 points (26g-74a) in 131 playoff games. His 131 career playoff games rank as the most by a player in the ECHL's 34-year history.

Register has spent parts of four seasons in the American Hockey League on three different teams: Iowa (2019-21), Hartford (2018-19), and Chicago (2014-15) totaling eight points (1g-7a) in 43 career games.

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