BREMERHAVEN, Germany — Northern Michigan's Brock Maschmeyer signed with the Fischtown Pinguins, the organization announced Tuesday.
Maschmeyer played 147 career games for the Wildcats, recording 68 points (25g-43a). As a senior, he registered a career-best 21 points (5g-16a).
"It has been a great pleasure playing for Northern Michigan over the past four years," Maschmeyer said. "With my family and friends pushing me all of my life, I believe I'm ready to take the next step and play pro hockey. And there's no better way to start of my pro career than with my older brother Bronson."
The Bruderheim, Alta. native wrapped up his career ranked seventh among Northern Michigan defensemen in career goals and 17th in career points.
Maschmeyer logged the most games of departing seniors, last missing a contest on February 1 of his freshman campaign. He was one of five Wildcats to appear in all 38 games in both 2014-15 and 2015-16 and one of nine to skate in all 39 in 2016-17.
Maschmeyer was also a key member of Northern Michigan's special teams over the course of his time in Marquette. Fourteen of his goals came on the man advantage.
A two-time alternate captain, Maschmeyer was named to the 2015 All-WCHA Third Team and the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® All-American First Team. He was also a three-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete and All-Academic Team honoree.
Maschmeyer will join his older brother, Bronson, on the Fischtown roster. Also a defenseman, the elder Maschmeyer played a total of 58 games for the Pinguins in 2016-17, his first season on the team.
Fischtown plays in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Maschmeyer is the second Northern Michigan senior to sign with a European team this off-season, joining Sami Salminen (Vaasan Sport).