Defenceman Nicholas De Angelis became the second member of the Windsor Spitfires’ 2010 Ontario Hockey League Draft class to sign on with the club on Friday.
The Spitfires inked the club first of two second-round picks in April’s draft to a standard OHL player agreement and education package. His signing comes more than a month after first-round pick Ryan Abraham agreed to terms.
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“It’s a relief,” the 16-year-old De Angelis said on Friday. “I wasn’t worried, but it’s just good to have it over and I’m just excited. I’m honoured to be picked by such a great organization and excited for what’s ahead.”
The Spitfires selected the 6-foot, 180-pound De Angelis with the 36th pick overall in the draft from the Mississauga Senators minor midgets where he was team captain.
“We think he’s the whole package,” Spitfires’ general manager Bill Bowler said of De Angelis. “He provides leadership, his on-ice ability is obvious, but his off-ice character is very attractive.”