Monday, June 27, 2005

Grabarek coming home to Wayne State

Sterling Heights native Jon Grabarek has signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2005-06 season with Wayne State. Grabarek joins defenseman Matt Krug (Livonia), who previously signed an NLI, as Warrior recruits for the upcoming school year.

A 5-11, 180-pound forward, Grabarek (pronounced gra-BEAR-ick) tallied 43p oints on 17 goals and 26 assists in 59 games in 2004-05 with the Clark Cup champion (USHL) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. He scored three power-play goals and three game-winning goals while recording a plus/minus rating of +11 as Cedar Rapids compiled a 42-13-5 mark. In helping the RoughRiders to the playoff title (Clark Cup), Grabarek had 10 points in 11 contests on four goals and six assists.

During the 2003-04 campaign, he set the franchise record for points in aseason with 57, while also leading the squad in assists (35), power-play goals (6) and plus/minus rating (+19).

In his initial season with the RoughRiders (2002-03), Grabarek had 15 goals and 14 assists for 29 points while playing in all 60 games. He also tied for third on the team with five power-play goals.

Grabarek graduated in 2002 from Sterling Heights Stevenson High School.

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