June 23, 2016

For Immediate Release:


2016 Third Round Pick signs Standard Education Package


SAGINAW, Mich. – Saginaw Spirit General Manager Dave Drinkill announced today the commitment of 2016 third round pick Damien Giroux for the 2016-17 season.


“We are pleased to announce that Damien has signed a contract with the Saginaw Spirit. He is a player with a lot of skill and potential but most importantly he has extremely high character.” said Drinkill.


Giroux, 16, led the Sudbury Wolves Minor Midget AAA team in scoring last season with 28 goals and 41 assists for 69 points. The 5’9”, 165 lbs. speedy centerman from Val Caron, Ontario was selected 44th overall by the Spirit in the 2016 Priority Selection Draft and is eligible for the NHL Draft in 2018.


“By adding Giroux to the core we have moving forward, we feel we are headed in the right direction and look forward to seeing Damien progress his career with the Spirit.”


Giroux is the first member of the 2016 draft class to commit to the Spirit.


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