Junior Michael-Lee Teslak will forgo his senior season for Michigan Tech after signing a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday.
After passing a physical, Teslak will dress tonight in Hartford for the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League in a game against the Hartford Wolf Pack, an affiliate of the New York Rangers.
“This is something that he has dreamed about for a long time," MTU head coach Jamie Russell said. "We told him during the recruiting process that we could develop him and get him to the next level. We are proud of him and we wish him the best in his career."
Teslak compiled a 26-33-11 record in 73 career games with the Huskies. He ranks third in career goals-against average (2.66) and third in save percentage (.910). Last season, he led the WCHA and finished third in the nation in GAA (2.00) and was also named to the All-WCHA third team. Teslak was also named WCHA Player of the Week four times during his career.
In other news from Houghton, senior forward Tyler Shelast signed a two-year entry-level deal with the Dallas Stars and was assigned to the Iowa Stars, their AHL affiliate. Senior forward also Peter Rouleau signed with the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads. (UPDATE: Rouleau was released March 20).