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Phoenix native, Jr. Coyotes alum Burgess signs first pro contract, will suit up for AHL’s Moose in ’21-22


Minnesota State forward Todd Burgess has signed with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

Burgess, who skated one season with the Mavericks, registered five goals and nine assists for 14 points in 25 games as Minnesota State rolled to a WCHA regular-season championship, a NCAA West Region championship and for the first time in program history, an appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four in 2020-21.

For his four-year college career, the Phoenix native, who spent three seasons at Rensselaer prior to coming to Minnesota State as a graduate transfer, totaled 27 goals and 35 assists for 62 points in 127 games.

Selected by Ottawa in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Burgess signed with Manitoba as a free agent.

Manitoba is the top affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets.

During his pre-college career, Burgess skated for the Jr. Coyotes and was named the NAHL MVP after a 95-point season with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in 2015-16.

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(July 14, 2021)

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