Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jutzi inks AHL deal

With his college career wrapped up, Minnesota State defenseman Jon Jutzi signed a professional deal to finish the season with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

The Moose are an affiliate of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets.

Jutzi had nine goals and 35 assists for 44 points in 144 games during his Mavericks career. He also blocked 166 shots and was plus-26 in his four seasons. He was also a three-time WCHA scholar-athlete and all-academic selection. Jutzi was an assistant captain this season and finished his senior campaign with five goals and 15 assists.

Jutzi is the fourth MSU player to turn pro following the season, joining junior defensmeman Casey Nelson and fellow seniors Teddy Blueger and Bryce Gervais.

Nelson has four points in three games for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Blueger and Gervais are also in the AHL, although Blueger has a deal with the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins starting next season.

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