(Windsor) Yesterday, Windsor Spitfires Vice-President and General Manager Warren Rychel signed American blue-liner 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 six-foot one, 200 pound right defenceman, Duinick 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 number 5 spot on our defensive corps. He’s also an excellent student and a great kid. I’m really glad we were able to have Craig join our organization,” commented Warren Rychel.
Duininck will continue his studies at St. Anne’s High School in Lakeshore, ON next year.(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)