Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Armada native Battani inks with Spits

The Windsor Spitfires have signed forward Thomas Battani, the team’s second round pick, 27th overall, in this year’s OHL Priority Selection.

Battani, a native of Armada, played with the Petrolia Jets of the Western (Ontario) Junior B Hockey League, scoring 18 goals and adding 19 assists for 37 points in 41 games played this past season.

"Thomas has shown a willingness to pay the price in front of the opposing net in order to score goals and we expect him to do the same at the OHL level," commented Windsor GM Warren Rychel. "He will be a key part of our lineup and he will get a great chance to contribute to our team right away."

Battani was also the winner of the B.J. Munro Memorial Trophy, which goes to the OHA player selected highest in the OHL draft.

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