|Keith Petruzzelli (photo by Muskegon Lumberjacks)|
He led the Lumberjacks to the Clark Cup playoffs where he had 52 saves in two starts against Dubuque. In January, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game after making 21 saves in relief in 27 minutes. In February, Petruzzelli became the only USHL goaltender to score a goal this season when he scored an empty net goal in a 4-1 win over the Madison Capitols.
Prior to playing with Muskegon, he was a standout at the South Kent School in Connecticut going 21-1 with a 1.13 goals against average and a .936 save percentage with nine shutouts in 22 games played.
Petruzzelli will compete with rising sophomore Andrew Shortridge and senior Chris Truehl for starts in goal. He will be joined in Hamden with his brother D.J. who has battled some injuries the past couple of seasons in junior hockey. Petruzzelli is set to enroll for summer classes in July and take part in the summer workout program in preparation for the upcoming season.