Published: 22 days ago
KALAMAZOO, MI— The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliates of the Vancouver Canucks have signed rookie forward J.T. Stenglein to a standard ECHL contract, the team announced Monday.
Stenglein, 24, gears up for his first year of professional hockey following the conclusion of his four-year career at Michigan State University. In 87 career games with the Spartans, the left-hand-shooting forward tallied 14 career goals and 16 career assists. His standout year came during his junior campaign, in which the native of Rochester, New York, earned eight goals and 14 assists in 34 games played.
Though he suffered through an injury-shortened senior campaign, Stenglein was still able to leave his mark at Michigan State and was named three times as an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Before embarking on his career with the Spartans in 2013, Stenglein spent three seasons in the USHL with the Youngstown Phantoms (109 games played), the Sioux City Muskateers (14 games played) and the Waterloo Blackhawks (28 games played). The 6-foot, 210-pound Stenglein notched 109 points (56 goals, 53 assists) over the course of 151 games played and showed his toughness by racking up 327 penalty minutes during his junior career.
Stenglein has once represented the United States of America, as the rookie donned the red, white, and blue in the 2012 World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He helped lead his team to the crown by scoring the game-winning goal during a 6-3 triumph over Canada West in the gold medal game.
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