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Penn State hockey player inks professional deal

Penn State's Luke Juha shoots the winning goal in overtime of the Saturday, February 21, 2015 game against Minnesota in Pegula Ice Arena.
Penn State's Luke Juha shoots the winning goal in overtime of the Saturday, February 21, 2015 game against Minnesota in Pegula Ice Arena. CDT photo

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers signed Penn State defenseman Luke Juha to an amateur tryout contract, Penn State and the American Hockey League team announced Thursday.

Juha recorded 15 goals and 45 assists in 101 games for the Nittany Lions, including 24 points this past season. His 60 career points are best among Penn State defensemen.

The former Nittany Lion will join goaltender Eamon McAdam on the Sound Tigers roster. McAdam, a draft pick of the Sound Tigers’ parent team, the New York Islanders, signed with the team on Wednesday after completing his junior season.

Juha is the fourth Penn State hockey player to sign a pro deal since Monday. Eric Scheid signed with the Portland Pirates and Matthew Skoff agreed to a contract with the Reading Royals.

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