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Steelheads re-sign Kehler

Tuesday, August 29th
Action photo of Colton Kehler of the Idaho Steelheads

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads, ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced that the club has re-signed forward Colton Kehler to a contract for the 2023-24 season.

Kehler enters his fourth professional season, third with Idaho, after tallying 25 points (14g-11a) in 51 games last season along with six points (4g-2a) in 17 Kelly Cup Playoff games while serving as an alternate captain. He played in his 100th game as a Steelhead on Feb. 10 in a 6-1 win vs. the Tulsa Oilers. 

The 26-year-old began his career with Idaho in 2021-22 and has accumulated 61 points (31g-30a) in 113 career games. Prior to joining the Steelheads, the Port Coquitlam, British Columbia native spent the 2020-21 campaign with Herne EV (Germany3) where he registered 38 points (17g-21a) in 35 games. 

Before professional hockey, Kehler played two seasons at the University of British Columbia from 2018-20 recording 15 points (8g-7a) in 42 career games. He spent three seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings from 2015-18 totaling 108 points (67g-41a) in 200 career games while serving as an alternate captain during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Prior to the WHL, he played two seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League from 2013-15 splitting time with the Cowichan Valley Capitals and Langley Rivermen notching 39 points (25g-14a) in 93 career games. 

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