Minnesota State senior forward Dylan Margonari is the latest Mavericks player to turn pro, agreeing to an amateur tryout contract with the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears this week. The Bears' next game is Friday.
Margonari, 24, finished his four-year career at MSU with 66 points in 143 games, including 12 points in 30 games this season. He missed his first 10 games of his final season after undergoing surgery to correct a stress fracture in his ankle.
The Greensburg, Pa., native, was also a three-time WCHA scholar-athlete and all-academic honoree.
Margonari joins fellow seniors Teddy Blueger (NHL-Pittsburgh Penguins/AHL-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins), Bryce Gervais (AHL-Chicago Wolves) and Jon Jutzi (AHL-Manitoba Moose) and junior Casey Nelson (NHL-Buffalo Sabres) as players who turned pro following the season.
The WCHA also put out a release of league players who have begun pro careers this spring.