Thunderbirds graduate Robert Calisti gets amateur tryout with Belleville Senators

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(Photo of Robert Calisti credit to Jim Egan)

The American Hockey League’s Belleville Senators have announced today that they have signed former Soo Thunderbird and current Soo Greyhounds star defenceman Robert Calisti to an amateur tryout.

Calisti, who is coming off his second full season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Soo Greyhounds, led all Hound blueliners in scoring last season with 18 goals and 50 points in 64 games.

Before earning a full-time roster spot with the Hounds in 2018, The Toronto, Ontario native spent one season with the Soo Thunderbirds in 2017-2018, where he led all Thunderbird blueliners in goals with 6 and set up 14 others in 33 regular season games.

During the 2018 postseason, Calisti also led all NOJHL rookie defencemen in scoring with 10 points in 13 games.