Sunday, September 19, 2010

Trenton's Malecki inks with Spitfires

The Windsor Spitfires announced today that the team has signed goaltender Josh Malecki to an OHL contract and education package.

Malecki, a 17-year-old native of Trenton, was drafted by the Spitfires in the 11th round (214th overall) during the 2009 OHL Priority Selection. He attended Windsor's player development camp this summer and was also invited to participate in the team's main camp which started earlier this month. His stellar play during both camps kept him in Windsor for the team's 2010 exhibition season.

Malecki posted impressive numbers with Windsor in four of the team's exhibition games and helped the team earn a 3-0-1 record in his four games played while posting a 2.98 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.

"Josh put his neck on the line in joining our club for camp without a contract and played extremely exceptionally well for us in our team's development camp, training camp and also in our recent exhibition games," Windsor GM Warren Rychel said. "He earned his roster spot and deserves this opportunity and I am very proud of the effort he has put forth. Josh will provide our team with depth and also solidify us at the goaltender position."

Malecki will be splitting time with Windsor and the Detroit Compuware Major Midgets this season.

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