Luca Cunti Gets Tryout with Bern
The Swiss HockeyBlog site is reporting that former Lightning forward prospect and 2007 3rd round pick Luca Cunti has secured a tryout with Bern of the Swiss elite league. After being drafted by the Lightning, Cunti came to North America with the intention of playing NCAA hockey for St. Cloud State University, but was eventually deemed ineligible by the NCAA Clearinghouse because of this previous Swiss junior hockey experience. Cunti then played for the Chicago Steel of the USHL before being drafted by Rimouski Oceanic in the 2008 QMJHL import draft. Cunti played the 2008-09 season for L'Oceanic before the Lightning relinquished their rights to Cunti this summer.