UCONN vs Vermont (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs BU (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs St Francis (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Northeastern Hockey East Opening Round Game 1 (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs UNH (photo by Stephen Slade)
2015-16 (Freshman Season): Played in all 36 games as a freshman…Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie team and a Hockey East Second Team All-Star…Recorded 40 points on 16 goals and 24 assists…First Husky to record a 40 point season since 2011-12 (Cole Schneider) and just the fourth player to hit the mark during the Division I era (1998-present)…Set new UConn Division I rookie scoring records for points, goal and assists…His 40 points ranks as the fourth highest total in UConn’s Division I record book…His 24 assists is tied for third in the UConn DI record book…Finished the season with at least a point in 28 of the 36 games and averaged 1.11 points per game…Scored a point in five-straight games to end the regular season and 22 of the last 26 games of the year…Posted two separate eight-game point streaks during the season and had a six-game goal scoring streak…Was named the National Rookie of the Mon and the Hockey East Rookie of the Month for October…Won a Hockey East Player of the Week (Feb. 8) and Rookie of the Week (Oct. 12) award during the season…Finished tied for 8th in Hockey East in points, 10th (t) in goals and 11th (t) in assists…On the power play, he had 22 points (3g/19a), second among Hockey East leaders…Was tied for 5th nationally in power play points and his 19 assists on the power play tied with Michigan’s JT Compher for the lead in the NCAA…Among rookies, Letunov ranked second in Hockey East and fifth in the NCAA in scoring…Recorded a hat-trick in his first collegiate game at Alabama Huntsville (Oct. 9)…Had 10 multi-point games and three multi-goal games on the year…Scored a pair of goals in loses to No. 7 Boston University (Oct. 24) and Sacred Heart (Jan. 26)…Dished out a career-high three assists to help knock of No. 7 BU at home, 5-2 (Oct. 27)...Tabbed as UConn’s Most Valuable Player.
In the NHL Draft: A second round draft pick (52nd overall) by the St. Louis Blues in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft...In March 2015, his rights were traded by the Blues to the Arizona Coyotes for established NHL defenseman Zbynek Michalek and a conditional third round pick in the 2015 draft...In June 2016, his rights, along with a 2017 sixth-round draft pick, were traded by the Coyotes to the San Jose Sharks for a 2017 third-round draft pick and a 2016 fourth-round pick.
Before UConn: Originally from Moscow, Russia, spent the last two seasons with the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League (USHL)...Played in 118 games over two season with Youngstown, piling up 107 points...In 2013-14, he appeared in 60 games finishing third on the team in scoring with 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points...He scored 17 points on the power play including eight goals...In 2014-15, led Youngstown to a league best 40-14-6 record, winning the team’s first-ever Anderson Cup, presented to the USHL regular season champion...Named to the All-USHL Second Team after a season where he posted 64 points on 24 goals and 39 assists...He scored points in 42 of the 58 games he played and finished the year with six game-winners and a +7 rating...Made his presence felt on the power play, scoring 26 points including 11 power play goals to rank fifth in the league...Relocated from Russia to the Dallas, Texas area and played for the Dallas Stars U16 team in 2012-13...He was the leading scorer with 29 goals and 37 assists in helping lead his team to the USA Nationals in Pittsburgh...Attended Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio.
Personal: Born February 20, 1996...Maxim Vladimirovich Letunov is the son of Vladimir Letunov and Zhanna Tomenko...Has a sister, Elizaveta...He is a communications major.