Michigan hockey team picks up another defenseman recruit, report says
Defenseman Mike Chiasson, captain of the United States Hockey League’s Omaha Lancers, has committed to play college hockey at Michigan in 2011 according to the team’s website.
The Henderson, Nev., native has played three seasons in Omaha. He has seven goals, 20 assists, 90 penalty minutes and a +23 plus/minus rating in 122 career games.
He is the 15th Lancers player from 2010-11 to commit to a Division 1 college hockey program and joins Michigan’s six-member recruiting class.
Michigan’s other recruits, with bio information from MGoBlue.com, include:
Phil Di Giuseppe (6-1, 200, F, Maple, Ontario): Spent the past two seasons with the Villanova Knights in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. In 49 regular-season games in 2010-11, he had 24 goals and 39 assists for 63 points. In the 2011 playoffs, he scored six goals with 10 assists in 10 games.
John Gibson (6-3, 205, GK, Pittsburgh): Rated the No. 1 North American goaltender prospect by the NHL Central Scouting Service. Spent the past two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor. In 2010-11, Gibson had a 24-11-3 record with a 2.55 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage for the Under-18 Team that won a gold medal at the 2011 IIHF World Under-18 Championships.
Alex Guptill (6-3, 185, F, Newmarket, Ontario): Selected by the Dallas Stars in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He spent the 2010-11 season with the Waterloo Blackhawks of the United States Hockey League. Slowed by injury, he totaled 13 goals and 12 assists in 43 regular-season games. Spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons in the OJHL. He had 30-34-64 totals in 49 games with the Brampton Capitals in 2008-09 and had 19-18-37 totals in 29 games in 2009-10 between Brampton and the Orangeville Crushers.
Zach Hyman (6-2, 195, F, Toronto): A fifth-round selection of the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Hyman spent the last three seasons with the Hamilton Red Wings of the OJHL. Posted 102 points (42 goals, 60 assists) in 43 regular-season games in 2010-11 while earning Canadian Junior Hockey League Player of the Year honors. He becomes the third Wolverines to have won the CJHL Player of the Year award, following Mike Comrie (1998) and Jeff Tabellini (2002).
Travis Lynch (5-11, 176, F, White Lake, Mich.): Played the last two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL. In 2010-11, he doubled his rookie season point total by scoring 20 goals and adding 24 assists for 44 points. In 2009-10, Lynch had 6-16-22 totals.
Brennan Serville (6-3, 180, D, Pickering, Ontario): Rated the 104th-best skater in North America heading into the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Played for the Stouffville Spirit of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for the last two seasons. In 2010-11, he had three goals, 27 assists and 29 penalty minutes in 36 regular-season games to earn North-West Conference First Team All-Prospect accolades. Helped Team Canada East win a silver medal at the 2010 World Junior 'A' Challenge.