Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Compuware defender picks OHL champs

The Ontario Hockey League and Memorial Cup champion Windsor Spitfires have signed American blueliner Craig Duininck to an OHL contract and education package.

The Spitfires selected Duininck in the fourth round of this year’s OHL Priority Selection.

A 6-foot-1, 200-pounder, Duininck helped lead the Detroit Compuware Minor Midgets to the U.S Under-16 title this past season, scoring 24 goals and 50 points in 55 games.

“Craig is an excellent two-way player who will compete for the No. 5 spot on our defensive corps," said Windsor GM Warren Rychel, pictured above with Duininck. "He’s also an excellent student and a great kid. I’m really glad we were able to have Craig join our organization."

Duininck, a Minnesota native whosa family moved to Plymouth last fall, will continue his studies at St. Anne’s High School in Lakeshore, Ont., next year.


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