WILKES-BARRE, PA — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced that they have inked a finalist for college hockey’s most prestigious award to a contract for the coming season.

Cody Wydo, a 26-year-old forward from Southgate, MI, spent the previous two seasons with the Penguins’ ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers. While there, he amassed 116 points in 138 games, tallying 54 goals and 62 assists. He appeared in three games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season, after signing a professional tryout agreement on April 8th. He netted his first AHL goal in Providence on April 9.

Before turning pro, Wydo was a four-year letterman at Robert Morris University, where he served as the Colonials’ Captain his senior season. Averaging nearly a point per game in four years, he was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in 2014-15, which goes to the best player in college hockey.

The Penguins open their 2017 campaign on October 7, when they face off against the Charlotte Checkers.

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