On Wednesday, Minnesota State announced that recent graduate and defenseman Tyler Elbrecht has signed a pro contract with the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads. The Steelheads' press release touts Elbrecht as coming from the same college as former Idaho standout Kael Mouillierat.
In the release, Idaho general manager Brad Ralph says: Tyler comes from a great program. He's a big, strong kid who stays home defensively and also sticks up for his teammates. Great character kid. He'll be a strong leader."
Last spring, Eriah Hayes signed with the NHL's San Jose Sharks and completed his season in Worcester of the American Hockey League. He is slated to play for the Sharks in the Young Stars Classic coming up in a couple of weeks in Penticton, British Columbia.
Also this summer, MSU defenseman Evan Mosey opted to continue his career in Europe, signing with HYC Herentals of the Dutch pro league.
No word on the future of Eli Zuck or Phil Cook yet.
In other signings announced recently, former MSU player Rylan Galiardi recently signed with the Sheffield Steelers of Britain's Elite League.
Tracking down a few others from recent years on the Elite Hockey Prospects site ...
Michael Dorr, who played with Klostersee of Germany's third-tier pro league last year, has moved up to the second league and will play for Bad Nauheim this year.
Kurt Davis will continue to play in Norway for the Stavanger Oilers, the team he helped win a league championship last year.
I'll try to track down more this fall as pro rosters get set.