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Rassell joins Steelheads

Tuesday, September 12th
Action photo of Mark Rassell

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

Rassell enters his second professional season, first with Idaho, after tallying 50 points (21g-29a) in 68 games with the Fort Wayne Komets last season while under an American Hockey League contract with the Bakersfield Condors. The Calgary, Alberta native was named ECHL Rookie of the Month in December after recording 13 points (8g-5a) in 13 games which featured four multi-point games including back-to-back three-point games on Dec. 18 vs. Indy and Dec. 22 against Kalamazoo. He made his AHL debut with the Condors on March 18 vs. Henderson.  

The 26-year-old made his professional debut with Fort Wayne on April 15, 2022 at Wheeling and went on to post two points (1g-1a) in his two games with the Komets to end the 2021-22 regular season. In six Kelly Cup Playoff games that season he notched six points (4g-2a).  

Before professional hockey, Rassell played three full seasons at the University of New Brunswick from 2018-22 where he accumulated 73 points (33g-40a) in 72 career games. During the 2021-22 season he helped lead the Reds to the USports (AUS) Championship and in the 2018-19 campaign he also led the club to the USports (AUS) Championship as well as the USports University Cup Championship while being named to the USports All-Rookie Team. He played three full seasons in the Western Hockey League from 2014-17 with the Medicine Hat Tigers where he compiled 181 points (103g-78a) in 274 career games.  

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