Thursday, January 12, 2012

North Stars add Fredrickson from USHL

The Traverse City North Stars added a combustible element to the lineup on Wednesday, acquiring forward Lance Fredrickson from the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League for future considerations.

Fredrickson is set to join the club at practice on Thursday as the Stars prep for a Sunday visit to Kalamazoo.

Fredrickson, a 6-foot-1, 175-pounder, played in 16 games this season for the Lumberjacks, with a goal and 43 penalty minutes. The Spring Lake product had four points and 31 minutes in the box over 16 games last season for Muskegon.

He amassed 19 goals and 26 assists in 76 league games over a three-year midget career with Victory Honda and Compuware.

Fredrickson has already committed to play his college hockey for Miami of the CCHA.

“He brings a ton of fire and toughness to our group of forwards,” Stars GM Anthony Palumbo said. “He’s got good touch, but he also wins battles, and he’s hard to play against. We need to be a team that’s harder to play against. He’s excited to be here and we’re excited to have him. Hopefully, this is another important piece of the puzzle.”

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