Monday, April 16, 2012

OHL Draft & New Spartan

Over the weekend, Michigan State gained a verbal commitment from Connor Wood. He currently plays for Detroit Honeybaked U18. He is listed at 6-0, 175 lbs from Bloomfield Hills, MI. His birthday is March 7, 1994.

Connor Wood will join the Spartan Icers for the 2012 or 2013 season.

Stats were unavailable at this time, but we will continue to look for it. Obviously, he provides some decent size up front for the Spartans. Size has been a concern of many Spartan fans lately, and some of these early classes that are coming in for Coach Anastos appear to help answer those concerns. Wood certainly could help as he continues to grow.

 Spartans Damaged But Not Fatally Hurt in OHL Draft

 A few Spartan recruits were drafted. The biggest pick was Perlini going in the first round. Teams in the OHL usually don't draft first round guys unless they know they can get him to sign. I hope I am wrong, but it's looking like that he'll go the OHL route. Josh Jacobs was another one Spartan fans needed to keep an eye on. He was taken in the fourth round which puts him more on the fence, but it is certainly still a possibility that he could end up going the way of the OHL. Marcel Godbout was picked in the 9th round, so that appears safe. MacEachern was not drafted. 

MacEachern moved up the NHL Central Scouting Rankings moving up to the 140s (up from 201). 

While this may not be good news for Michigan State fans, it's still can be looked on as a good sign that Michigan State is starting to bring in higher end talent. The OHL will always be an issue for any NCAA team that tries to bring in good talent. So, in a way, it's good to see Michigan State have this problem. 

1 comment:

  1. Drafted by Des Moines at age 15 in USHL futures draft and played one game in 2010-11 season. Played Midget Major winter league 2011-12 season for Detroit Honeybaked, where he led his team with 29 points in 26 games, and was 6th in HPHL overall.

    One USHL scout said of his Futures draft: "he is one of the fastest skaters in his age group."