October 12, 2017

Truehl Won't Start Pro Career with Idaho

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During this past off season former Johnstown Tomahawks' netminder, Chris Truehl signed his first pro contract with the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads.

A few days ago on October 8, the Steelhead released Truehl from his contract. 

In preseason action, Truehl appeared in one game for the Steelheads and played just under thirty minutes. He faced 12 shots and turned away all 12.


The move to cut Truehl most likely happened due to the Steelheads receiving back from the AHL, Philippe Desrosiers. Desrosiers joins Branden Komm who's the team's other returning goalie.

As of this article, Truehl has not signed with any other pro teams. Hopefully that's just temporary and Truehl finds himself a place to play.

Truehl would join former Tomahawks' D-man, Casey Nelson, as being another Johnstown Alumni that's taken his game to the pro level.

Nelson, two season's ago, jumped from the college ranks to the NHL and appeared in 7 games with the Buffalo Sabres. He had 4 assists in those 7 games and was also a plus 1.

Last season, Nelson split time between the Sabres and their AHL affiliate team, the Rochester Americans. With Buffalo, Nelson played in 11 games and had no points. With Rochester, he played in 58 games scoring 24 points (7 goals, 14 assists).

Nelson has already appeared in 2 games this season with Rochester where he has 1 assist so far.

Truehl's college career came to an end at the end of last season. Truehl played two season with Air Force Academy before transferring last season to Quinnipiac University.

His stats are below:


If Truehl finds a new team to sign with we'll make sure to let everyone know.

EXTRA: This is a story we shared a little while ago,but did you know that Chris Truehl is allergic to ice! You can read all about on this Puck Daddy article.

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