Wessbecker Earns Distinguished Scholar Honors

WGGB-TV out of Springfield, MA is reporting that Lightning University of Massachusettes-Amherst prospect defenseman John Wessbecker has been named to the HEAST All-Academic Team for the fourth consecutive year, earning him the Distinguish Scholar Award. Wessbecker, 22, completed his senior season at UMass-Amherst with 1 goal and 4 assists in 35 games as a stay-at-home blueliner. The Lighting have until August 15 to sign Wessbecker to an entry-level contract or he becomes a free agent.

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RE: Wessbecker

Saw him several times this season up at Amherst. He played on a team that went straight downhill as the season progressed. IMO they will let him go. Scoob in Springy. BTW my wife works at that TV station.

I'd like to see Wessbecker

I'd like to see Wessbecker get invited to the prospects camp in mid-July and then maybe get an invitation to Traverse City and go from there. If he plays well, maybe he can earn a two-way ECHL/AHL deal in the fall.

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