Ice Dogs' General Manager Dale Brown seems to think that the longer this goes, the better his team's chances are of landing the player who would be eligible to join Michigan's vaunted incoming class of 2010.
"He hasn't committed to either school or the OHL," Brown said of Lessio, who has a scholarship offer from the University of Michigan. "The longer it goes, the better for us. I think if school made 100 per cent sense for him, he would have committed to it already.As a counter to that last point, let me offer the following:
I think at the end of the day, he'll end up choosing here because he'll see it's the best thing for him and his career."
Wolverines who played in the NHL this year:
Mike Van Ryn
That's 1,335 games played and a line of 203-286--489.
Niagara/Mississauga Ice Dogs who played in the NHL last year:
Cody Bass (12 games)
Luca Caputi (5 games)
Daniel Carcillo (74 games)
Dustin Jeffrey (14 games)
Brian McGrattan (5 games)
Patrick O'Sullivan (81 games)
Alex Pietrangelo (8 games)
Kyle Quincey (72 games)
Rob Schremp (4 games)
Jason Spezza (82 games)
357 games played and a line of 57-119--176. Thank you Spezza.