I knew this quiet summer was too good to be true…
2011 super recruit Lucas Lessio has decided to forgo Michigan altogether and sign with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. The move comes after months of speculation about where one of Ontario’s top forwards would spend next season.
Lessio was the top rookie in the CCHL with St. Michael’s (Andrew Cogliano, Louie Caporusso, Brandon Burlon) and is considered a top prospect for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. It’s well known that he was pretty much too good to spend another season with St. Mike’s, thus opening up his options to pursue the OHL or the USHL, where both leagues offer higher competition and a longer season. Unfortunately for us Wolverine fans, Lessio opted for the former.
The move leaves Red Berenson and company with some work to do for the 2011 freshman class as they have just one commitment (Alex Guptill) and nine graduating seniors (possibly eight if they try to redshirt Hunwick).