BOISE-- The Idaho Steelheads released their 2012 initial Protected list on Friday. The list is made up of 25 ECHL -contracted players that the team will maintain the rights to.
Goaltender (1): Bryan Hince
Defensemen (10): Matt Case, Deron Cousens, Matt Cowie, Dustin Friesen, Michael Gergen, Chris Hepp, Derek Matheson, Andrei Plekhanov, Kory Scoran, Steven Tarasuk
Forwards (15): Jacob Cepis, Marty Flichel, Tyson Hobbins, Patrick Kennedy, Chad Klassen, Derek LeBlanc, Aaron Lewicki, Ian Lowe, Ron Meyers, Kael Mouillierat, Chad Nehring, Joe Pereira, Cody Purves, Marc Rancourt, Marc Rechlicz