The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed center Mark Letestu to an amateur tryout contract.
Letestu, 22, recently completed his freshman season with the Western Michigan Broncos, leading the team with 24 goals, five shorthanded goals and 46 points. He also ranked tied for first on the team with seven power play goals and three game-winning goals. He was named CCHA Rookie of the Year for his efforts.
The 5-foot-11, 195 pound native of Elk Point, Alberta, tied for sixth among all NCAA skaters in goals and tied for 14th in points, while his five shorthanded tallies led the entire nation. Letestu led all freshmen scorers across the NCAA in points.
Letestu played four seasons with the Bonneyville Pontiacs of the Albert Junior Hockey League, leading the league in scoring with 105 points (50g, 55a) in 58 games during the 2005-06 season. That performance led him to be named the AJHL Most Valuable Player.
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