Penn State Men’s Hockey Announces 11 New Signings

Penn State men’s hockey announced the signings of 11 new players last week on Twitter.

Most of the new additions hail from the United States Hockey League (USHL), while some came from the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA),and the transfer portal.

To help you get to know the new additions to the roster, we compiled all of the team’s signings.


Charlie Cerrato

Charlie Cerrato from Fallston, Maryland, came from the National Team Development Program (NTDP) and the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL. The forward played 45 games with the Phantoms and tallied 50 points on 38 assists and 12 goals.

JJ Wiebusch

A Verona, Wisconsin, native, JJ Wiebusch played for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the USHL before being traded to the Sioux Falls Stampede late in the 2022-23 season. Wiebusch recorded 29 goals and 34 assists for 63 points last season.

During his two-year USHL career, Wiebusch had 88 points on 34 goals and 54 assists.

Keaton Peters

An alternate captain for the Lincoln Stars last year, Keaton Peters played three seasons in the USHL. The Sussex, Wisconsin, native played in 188 USHL games, including playoffs, tallying 89 points on 43 goals and 46 assists.

Andrew Kuzma

After being picked in the first round of the 2021 USHL Futures Draft, Andrew Kuzma spent three years playing in the USHL, first for the Des Moines Buccaneers before moving to the Madison Capitols.

Kuzma finished ninth in the USHL with 30 goals and 22 assists for 52 points in 62 games. The Naperville, Illinois, native also holds the Capitols’ franchise record in points and goals with 92 and 48, respectively.

Nicholas DeGraves

Nicholas DeGraves spent four of the last five seasons with the Brooks Bandits, winning two straight national championships. DeGraves also spent the 2022-23 season with Nittany Lion Aiden Fink on the way to a national title.

Throughout the Edmonton, Alberta, native’s 147-game career in the BCHL, DeGraves tallied 127 points on 36 goals and 91 assists.

Braedon Ford

Braedon Ford from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, played in 100 games for the Des Moines Buccaneers over the past two seasons, tallying 30 points on 15 goals and 15 assists.

Prior to playing for Des Moines, Ford played for the Pens Elite during the 2020-21 season, scoring 28 goals and 25 assists for 53 points, finishing second behind Nittany Lion Matt DiMarsico.


Jason Gallucci

Gallucci played one year for the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL, tallying 11 points on three goals and eight assists.

Before playing in the USHL, the Robbinsville, New Jersey, native played for the BCHL’s Coquitlam Express where Gallucci had four goals and 28 assists.

Cade Christenson

The second Canadian in Penn State’s new class of signees, Edmonton, Alberta, native Cade Christenson played three seasons for the BCHL’s Sherwood Park Crusaders.

In 169 career games for the Crusaders, Christenson tallied 96 points on 27 goals and 69 assists.

Nick Fascia

Nick Fascia played two seasons in the USHL, most recently with the Waterloo Black Hawks. In his lone season with the Black Hawks, the Blackwood, New Jersey, native tallied a career-best 18 points on four goals and 14 assists.

Before heading to the USHL, Fascia won the 2021 National Championship with the North Jersey Avalanche U16 team.


Arsenii Sergeev

The lone transfer addition from the new class of Nittany Lions, Arsenii Sergeev spent the last two seasons with the UConn Huskies. The Russian posted a 19-14-1 record along with a .913 save percentage before entering the portal and heading to Happy Valley.

Prior to college, Sergeev played 41 games for the USHL’s Tri-City Storm and had a 30-6-2 record with a .918 save percentage.

John Seifarth

John Seifarth, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native became the fourth Penn State club goaltender to make the jump to the Division I men’s hockey team.

Seifarth started 10 games for the ACHA’s Penn State Ice Lions last year, boasting a 4-6-0 record on a .912 save percentage.

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