Monday, May 17, 2010

Spirit Sign Free Agent Blueliner Dalton Young

Press Release

(Saginaw, MI) The Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club are pleased to announce the signing of free agent Dalton Young, a 1993-born defenseman that played with the Belle Tire Major Midget team last season. Young is scheduled to participate in the Spirit Rookie Camp, which will take place Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 in Saginaw.

“Dalton is a very skilled, smart player,” stated Saginaw Spirit Director of Scouting Jim Paliafito, “He is an excellent skater who reminds me of the (Detroit) Red Wings’ Nick Lidstrom with the way he plays the game.”

Young spent two seasons in the Belle Tire system with the U18 and the U16 squads, posting a combined 13 goals and 26 assists for 39 points in 77 games in the past two seasons, six goals and 15 assists in the 2009-2010 season with the U18 Major Midgets. The Marysville, Michigan native will wear the number 77 for the Spirit.

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