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Steelheads add Hardie, Nardella

Wednesday, October 4th
Steelheads add Hardie, Nardella

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads, ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced that the club has signed rookie forwards Daniel Hardie and Nick Nardella to contracts for the 2023-24 season. 

Hardie, 25, tallied 17 points (3g-14a) in 25 games last season at the University of Ottawa. The Georgetown, Ontario native played three seasons for the Gee-Gees from 2019-22 accumulating 41 points (8g-33a) in 67 career games. Before collegiate hockey he played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2016-19 playing for the Rimouski Océanic, Sant John Sea Dogs and Charlottetown Islanders totaling 169 points (77g-92a) in 181 career games. During his final season in 2018-19 he led Charlottetown in scoring with 78 points (34g-44a) in 68 games. 

Nardella, 24, signed an Amateur Tryout Contract with the Cincinnati Cyclones on April 1 last season and tallied one assist in four games with the Cyclones. After being released from his ATO he signed a contract with the Iowa Heartlanders on April 12 finishing the season skating in three games and recording a hat trick in the final game of the regular season on April 15 in a 4-2 win over Wheeling. The Rosemont, Illinois native played 32 games at Michigan Tech this past season tallying 14 points (1g-13a). In three seasons with the Huskies from 2020-23 he accumulated 31 points (4G-27a) in 83 career games. 

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