Ex Bruin skates off to Sweden

Western Hockey League, American Hockey League, Nashville Predators

After three years with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League, the minor league affiliate of the Nashville Predators, Burnaby native and former Chilliwack Bruin Mark Santorelli is taking his skills to Sweden.

Santorelli has signed a one-year contract with Tingsryd of the Swedish second division.

Last season with the Admirals, Santrolli scored eight goals and added 13 assists in 64 games.

In his three years in the Predators organization, Santorelli had 20 goals and 32 assists in 185 games.

In his final year of junior with Chilliwack, he led the Western Hockey League in scoring with 101 points.

Santorelli held the Bruins franchise record for career points until he was surpassed by Calgary Flames draftee Ryan Howse last year.

When he was 17 years old, in 2005-06, Santorelli had 55 points in 59 games with the Burnaby Express as they won the national junior A championship.

Nashville selected Santorelli in the fourth round, 119th overall, in the 2007 NHL entry draft.

His older brother Mike, was selected in the sixth of the 2004 draft by Nashville.

He played all 82 games in the NHL last season for the Florida Panthers scoring 20 goals and 41 points.