It was last spring when Angello, the Penguins' fifth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, decided to forego his senior season at Cornell University to make the jump to professional hockey and join Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
For some players, that final year in college hockey is crucial. For Angello, he knew he was ready to take the next step in his career.
"From the hockey side of things, I thought I had a really dominant year at Cornell," Angello told me this week. "I was ready for the pro game. I thought I got from a development standpoint what I wanted to out of college hockey. I thought in order to take that next step in my development and further my career, I needed to jump in with both feet in the pro game."