By: Brien Rea, denvercutthroats.com
06/27/2012 8:30 AM
DENVER, CO – The Denver Cutthroats announced today they have signed defenseman Steve Makway to their roster for the upcoming 2012-13 Central Hockey League season.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound veteran is set to begin his ninth year as a professional and sixth in the CHL.
“Steve brings a combination of size and grit to our lineup,” said Cutthroats’ Head Coach Derek Armstrong. “He plays in all situations – five-on-five, power play, penalty kill. And he’s experienced in what it takes to win in the CHL so we’re excited to add him to our defensive unit.”
Last season, Makway (MAHK-way) appeared in 64 games for the CHL’s Evansville IceMen, recording four goals and 38 assists. Over six CHL seasons, the 29-year-old has skated in 289 games between Evansville, the Wichita Thunder, Mississippi RiverKings, and Laredo Bucks.
Makway also played with the Flint Generals and Missouri River Otters of the United Hockey League in 2005-06, the Cincinnati Cyclones and Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL in 2008-09, plus the Dundee Stars of the UK-based Elite Ice Hockey League in 2010-11 along with his time in the CHL.
For his career, the Trail, British Columbia native has tallied 238 points on 47 goals and 191 assists in 459 total games. Makway has appeared in at least 55 games in six of his eight professional seasons.
Makway is a product of Canada’s Western Hockey League where he played three seasons at the junior level, skating in 168 games between the Kootenay Ice and Tri-City Americans.