Arizona State forward Steenn Pasichnuk has signed a professional contract with the San Jose Barracuda, which is the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks.
He will join his twin brother, Brinson, playing for the same organization in the Bay Area. A 6-foot-4, 210-pound senior this past season for the Sun Devils, Steenn helped instill physicality for the program.
“We’re all excited to see Steenn play at the next level,” said coach Greg Powers in a release from Sun Devil athletics. “He’s one of our players that we’ve always felt projects to be a better pro because of how he wants to play using his physicality. He did a great job buying into his role here and doing what he needed to for our team to be successful…that will translate for him at the next level.”
Steenn had six goals and 15 assists in 113 games played, and often centered ASU’s fourth line while playing alongside forward and captain Dominic Garcia. Together, the duo played a hard-nosed brand of hockey, supplying numerous hits and checks over the past few seasons.
Additionally, Steenn helped a penalty kill unit that ranked 10th in the nation. The group killed 47 straight power plays before the final game of the regular season, and they ended the year killing 50 of 52 penalties.
Along with his brother, Steenn is the second Sun Devil from the 2020 class to sign a pro contract. The Pasichnuks join other Sun Devil pro hockey players such as goaltender Joey Daccord and forward Jake Clifford.