Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Spirit ink 2007 eighth-rounder Trecapelli

Defenseman Nick Trecapelli has signed a contract with the Ontario Hockey League's Saginaw Spirit.

The Spirit made the final contract offer a little more than a week ago and after some back-and-forth between them and the Trecapelli family, the deal was signed.

"It's pretty exciting," said the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Trecapelli, a graduate of the Guelph Minor Hockey Association who played for the Junior B Guelph Dominators last season.

Saginaw selected Trecapelli in the eighth round (145th overall) of the 2007 OHL Priority Selection.

"They came to quite a few of my games last year and they came to the Junior B all-star game where I played in Stratford," Trecapelli said.

He attended the Spirit's rookie and main camps in 2007.

"They had a big draft group last year and only five of us were invited to the main camp," Trecapelli said.

Trecapelli said the OHL was always his No. 1 choice.

"I grew up watching the Storm and the OHL. It was always my main goal growing up," he said.

He heads to Saginaw Aug. 25.


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