In a relatively unsurprising news, the Dallas Stars announced today that it has renewed its affiliation agreement with the Idaho Steelheads for the 2014-15 season.
It’s another one-year deal, however the teams have been working on one-year agreements consistently since the 2005 season.
Here is the official release:
FRISCO, Texas – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club will renew its affiliation with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads for the 2014-15 season.
The Steelheads have served as Dallas’ ECHL affiliate since the 2005-06 season and during the 2003-04 campaign. Idaho has reached the Kelly Cup Finals three times as an affiliate of the Dallas Stars, winning the Kelly Cup twice (2004 and 2007). The Steelheads finished the 2013-14 regular season with a record of 39-26-3-4, earning a trip to the postseason where the team advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals.
“We are extremely pleased to renew our affiliation with the Steelheads,” said Dallas Stars Director of Hockey Operations and Texas Stars General Manager Scott White. “Idaho has proven to be a strong stepping stone for young talent, which is no doubt a product of the club’s success and the winning culture it has instituted.”
The Texas Stars will continue to operate as Dallas’ top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.