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Jed Pietila signs in ECHL with Toledo

Jed Pietila signs in ECHL with Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio. – Michigan Tech senior defenseman Jed Pietila has signed a professional contract with the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL. The Walleye are affiliated with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings and the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Pietila appeared in 75 games for the Huskies and tallied 30 points with three goals and 27 assists. He was also +18 for his career with 52 penalty minutes. Pietila registered 16 points in 35 games during the 2022-23 season and 14 points in 40 games as a senior. He scored against Lake Superior State, Minnesota State, and Bowling Green.

Pietila is a native of Howell, Michigan. As a junior, he received the team's Elov Seger Memorial Award as the most improved player. He is also a CCHA All-Academic Team member.

The Walleye are ranked second in the ECHL Western Conference with a 43-14-4 record. They've won nine straight games. Former Michigan Tech captain Trenton Bliss is second on the team with 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists). Bliss and Pietila were Tech teammates during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Famer Pat Mikesch is head coach of the Walleye.