MUSKEGON, Michigan (December 12th) – The Muskegon Lumberjacks have announced that they have acquired Forward Connor Wood from the Michigan State Spartans, and he will be making his Lumberjacks debut this weekend when the team takes on the Indiana Ice and Chicago Steel, respectively, tomorrow and Saturday night on the road.
Wood, the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan native, was in his second year with the Michigan State program after redshirting his freshman season last year. The forward was a fourth-round pick (55th overall) by the Des Moines Buccaneers during the 2010 USHL Futures Draft and played in one game for the Buccaneers during the 2010-11 season.
Prior to joining the Spartans, Wood spent the 2011-12 season with the Detroit Honeybaked Under-18 Team based out of Oak Park, Michigan recording 57 points (26 goals and 31 assists) in 61 games played while serving as an alternate captain on the team. In addition, the forward notched a goal and an assist during the 2012 State Playoffs and was also a teammate (at Honeybaked) of Brock Krygier, who is the son of Lumberjacks Head Coach Todd Krygier and currently a redshirt defenseman for the Spartans.
In other roster moves, the Lumberjacks have released Defenseman Myles McGurty after he appeared in nine games for Muskegon tallying one assist.
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