UND skaters sign deals

After completing hockey stints at UND, some players will be continuing their hockey careers at another level.

Mark MacMillan has signed a two-year entry level NHL contract with the Montreal Canadiens while Stephane Pattyn signed with the Charlotte Checkers and Andrew Panzerella will be with the St. John’s Ice Caps, both in the American Hockey League.

MacMillan was a fourth-round draft pick in 2010 with the Canadiens and clinched various honors during his senior year at UND, including NCHC Defensive Forward of the Year and All-NCHC First Team honors.

When Pattyn joins the Charlotte Checkers, he will be joining former UND teammate Mario Lamoureux. Pattyn completed his career playing in 167 games, which ranks sixth all-time in program history.

Panzerella signed an amateur contract with the Ice Caps. He played in 77 games during his time at UND, collecting two goals and eight assists. In nine games during the 2014-15 season, Panzerella matched his career high four points.

Staff report