Saturday, July 10, 2010

Spirit signs '94-born blueliner Ringuette

The Saginaw Spirit is pleased to announce the signing of defenseman Jacob Ringuette, the 33rd overall pick in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection.

The 1994-born Goderich, Ont., native tallied 12 goals and 53 assists for 65 points in 70 games with the Ontario Minor Midget Huron-Perth Lakers last season.

Ringuette, who comes in at 6-feet, 170 pounds, will be wearing No. 79 for the Spirit.

“He is a poised, strong defenseman with great character,” said Spirit scout Frank Robinson following Ringuette’s selection earlier this summer. “One of his best assets is a hard first pass and he is very hard for opposing teams to beat when coming down on the rush.”

According to OHL Central Scouting, Ringuette is a very mobile, high risk/high reward-styled defender who likes to get involved and is very active in the offensive side of the game. He possesses very good feet, displays excellent overall mobility, a smooth stride, speed and quickness, and has the ability to cover a lot of geography while taking away time and space efficiently. He uses his speed and quickness when playing away from the puck, and he keeps his stick very active in attempting to take away shooting and passing lanes. He also shows a willingness to take the body and finish his checks.

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