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Gilmour forgoes final OHL season to pursue schooling opportunities

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Saginaw, MI – Saginaw Spirit General Manager Dave Drinkill announced Thursday forward Brady Gilmour has elected to forgo his final year of OHL eligibility and pursue his schooling options.

“As an organization, we support Brady in this decision and wish him nothing but the best as he moves on to the next chapter of his career,” said Drinkill. “Brady has been a great ambassador of this program since coming here as a 16-year old, and he certainly has left his mark on many of his now former teammates here in Saginaw. On behalf of the Spirit organization, we want to thank Brady Gilmour for being a leader on and off the ice over the last four years, and wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors, as he will always be a big part of the Spirit family.”

Gilmour, 20, was selected by the Spirit in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection out of the Quinte Red Devils program. The Grafton, Ontario native enjoyed his most successful season in 2016-17, notching career highs in goals (26) and points (47). He also competed internationally for Canada at the 2016 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

Last season, Gilmour put up 39 points during the regular season and was the Spirit’s second leading scorer in the playoffs, with 18 points in 17 games. Over his Spirit career, Gilmour finished with 21 points in 21 career playoff games. His 231 regular season games played is 15th all-time in Spirit history. Gilmour finishes his career ranked 18th all-time in Spirit history in goals (57), assists (77), and points (134).

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