MUSKEGON, Michigan (February 4th) – With the USHL trade deadline approaching on February 10th, the Muskegon Lumberjacks have announced a trade with the Fargo Force in which the Lumberjacks have acquired Forward Jack Rowe from the Force in exchange for two conditional picks in the 2014 USHL Phase Two Draft. Rowe will be making his Lumberjacks debut this Friday night in Youngstown.
In return, Fargo will receive their third-round pick back that was originally sent to Muskegon in the Frederik Tiffels deal back in early November along with Lincoln’s seventh-round pick that was obtained by the Lumberjacks in the Connor Frantti deal back in early October.
Rowe, the Cary, Illinois native, is currently in his third season in the USHL after being drafted by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the third-round (45th overall) during the 2010 USHL Futures Draft and spent two-plus seasons with the RoughRiders from 2011-13 before being traded to Fargo during the Christmas holiday break.
This season, Rowe has totaled 10 goals and 6 assists in 33 games played combined between the RoughRiders and Force, and during his stint in the USHL thus far, the newest Lumberjack has accumulated 63 points (28 goals and 35 assists) in 120 games played. Rowe is committed to play collegiately for the University of North Dakota out of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) following his junior career.
Prior to playing in the USHL, Rowe played two seasons for the Team Illinois hockey program tallying 44 points (28 goals and 16 assists) in 57 games played.
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