NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Northern Michigan University forward, Mike Santorelli, is forgoing his senior season with the Wildcats to begin his professional hockey career. He signed a three-year deal with the Nashville Predators. Santorelli was a sixth round pick of Nashville during the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (178th overall).
“Our program, as a whole, is happy for Mike and we wish him the best,” NMU Head Coach, Walt Kyle, said. “We are in the business of helping young men pursue their dreams and it was a pleasure to work with Mike the last three seasons.”
Santorelli, a first team All-Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and a second team RBK Hockey All-American West Team selection for the 2006-07 season collected 47 points on 30 goals and 17 assists for the season. He led the conference in goals and power-play goals (11). For the 2005-06 season he had 15 goals and 18 assists for 33 points while he had 16 goals and 14 assists for 30 points for his rookie campaign (2004-05).
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