BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads, ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced that the club has re-signed forward Jack Becker to a contract for the 2023-24 season.
Becker enters his second professional season after tallying 33 points (12g-21a) in 49 games with Idaho last season before adding five points (3g-2a) in 14 Kelly Cup Playoff games. He scored an overtime winner in Game 6 of the Mountain Division Semifinals on May 1st in a 3-2 victory over the Utah Grizzlies. He also spent time in the American Hockey League with the Ontario Reign making his debut on Jan. 23. He recorded one assist in nine games while with the Reign.
The 26-year-old signed a contract with Idaho on March 15, 2022 after completing his graduate transfer season at Arizona State University where he registered 24 points (8g-16a) while serving as an alternate captain during the 2021-22 campaign. He played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Michigan from 2017-21 accumulating 51 points (26g-25a) in 124 career games. He served as team captain during his senior season in 2020-21 and was a two-time award winner of the Big 10 sportsmanship award during the 2018-19 and 2020-21 seasons.
The Dellwood, Minnesota native played parts of three seasons in the United States Hockey League from 2014-17 with the Sioux Falls Stampede totaling 51 points (24g-27a) in 109 career games. He was selected in the seventh round (195th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.