It wouldn't be the offseason with a defection or two, and it appears as if the Wolverines won't be immune this offseason.
I think pretty much everyone expected this to be Aaron Palushaj's last season with the Wolverines, though some quotes mid-season spawned some hope that he'd be around to see at least one of the upcoming outdoor games. While nothing is official, HockeyBuzz (yeah, I know) reported yesterday that it's 80% certain Palushaj will turn pro. They also mentioned that the Blues have expressed interest in signing Travis Turnbull to an AHL contract, which would be nice for him. Remember, his dad played for Red with the St. Louis Blues. I guess a couple other teams are interested in Turnbull as well.
There are also rumblings that Scooter Vaughan is considering looking elsewhere. Hard to blame him if he decides to go through with it. He played a ton as a freshman, got off to a pretty bad start this year, got benched, and only saw time as a checking-line forward late in the year. With Mitera gone and Moffie coming in (I haven't heard otherwise), there's going to be the same log-jam back on the blueline.
Mark Mitera signed with the Ducks and will report to the Iowa Chops of the AHL. Also, Brandon Naurato signed with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. He'll be reunited with ex-Wolverine David Rohlfs.
Lindsay Sparks and the Oakville Blades will play Game 7 of their OJHL semifinal series tonight at 8:00.