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Teslak Departs Michigan Tech

CHN Staff Report

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Junior Michael-Lee Teslak, whose Facebook posting hinting at his imminent departure caused a stir last month, will indeed forgo his senior season at Michigan Tech. He signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Flyers today.

After passing a physical, Teslak will dress Wednesday, March 18, in Hartford, Conn., 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," Tech 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."

Michigan Tech was ousted from the WCHA tournament this past weekend, losing in three games to North Dakota.

Teslak was 26-33-11 record in 73 career games with the Huskies. He ranks third at Michigan Tech 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 goals against average (2.00). He was also named to the All-WCHA third team a year ago.

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