Thursday, January 20, 2011

Having a Seat Over There: Travis Lynch

Bob Miller first mentioned Travis Lynch a few weeks back, and today Lynch dropped as the sixth member of the incoming class of 2011.

From the sound of it, he's not going to be one of those high-end offensive players, but he sounds like he'll be a perfect fit on the third line and will help out with what will be a gaping hole on our PK unit.

He has 8-5--13 in 33 games this year for the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL, but has 3-2--5 in his last three games. Last year he put up a 6-16--22 line in 58 games and contributed two game-winning goals during Green Bay's run to the championship. He's said to be one of the top penalty-killers, and the Gamblers have killed off 92.4%(!) of the penalties they've taken.

He's listed as 6'0", 181 and hails from White Lake, MI. Here's a profile in his own words:

He says that he is a "fast player" who likes to "throw [his] body around" and will always make the smart play. He calls himself a good "defensive offenseman".

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