After spending three years at UConn, center Maxim Letunov is looking to make a statement in his first development camp as a pro.
But that doesn't mean that it's his first camp. "I've been to five camps already, this is my fifth one," said Letunov. "Every year I take something new from each camp. I meet new guys and see new stretches and workouts and on-ice stuff."
Letunov, a center from Moskva, Russia, was originally drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft by the St. Louis Blues, before being traded to the Arizona Coyotes and then the San Jose Sharks. In 36 games with the NCAA's UConn Huskies this season, Letunov scored 12 goals and 16 assists in 36 games.
As for his style of play, Letunov is clear. "I want to play a fast game. I want to make fast plays. I'm a playmaker."
Maxim Letunov's work won't end with the end of the Sharks Development Camp. "I'll be staying after here, working out in San Jose," he said. "I think that'll be huge for my development so I'm really looking forward to it."
As for the Prospects Scrimmage later today? "There's not a lot of hockey in the summer, so I think it's great to come down to see us."
Click here to see Maxim Letunov and the rest of the Sharks prospects at the Prospects Scrimmage today.