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UConn’s Max Letunov Foregoes Senior Season, Signs with San Jose

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The San Jose Sharks announced on Wednesday they signed Connecticut junior Max Letunov to a standard, entry-level contract.

Letunov played in 105 career games during his three years in Storrs, recording 95 points on 35 goals and 60 assists. During the 2017-18 season, Letunov led the Huskies in scoring with 28 points on 12 goals and 16 assists, helping guide UConn to a program-best 11 Hockey East wins and a fifth-place finish in the league. He was named to the Hockey East All-Star Second Team this week.

During his freshman season, Letunov earned Hockey East All-Rookie honors and Second Team All-Star accolades after posting 40 points.

Letunov was originally a second round draft pick (52nd overall) by the St. Louis Blues in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. In March 2015, his rights were traded by the Blues to the Arizona Coyotes for established NHL defenseman Zbynek Michalek and a conditional third round pick in the 2015 draft. In June 2016, his rights, along with a 2017 sixth-round draft pick, were traded by the Coyotes to the San Jose Sharks for a 2017 third-round draft pick and a 2016 fourth-round pick.

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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