Wayne State announced today that Matthew Krug has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Warrior program in 2005-06.
Krug currently plays for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League, the oldest Junior A hockey league in the U.S.
"He has a good shot, and shows good hockey smarts," WSU head coach Bill Wilkinson said of Krug. "He will add a physical presence to our blueline."
Krug has also proven to be durable, playing in all 22 games this season. The Tornado is atop the NAHL standings with a 17-5 record and 34 points.
With three goals and five assists, Krug is tied for 20th in scoring among conference defensemen with eight points. Two of his goals came on the power play, which is tied for fourth most among NAHL defensemen.
As for being "a physical presence," the 6-foot, 215-pounder is fifth in the league with 66 penalty minutes.
The Livonia, Mich., native will become the 13th homegrown addition to the Wayne State roster, which currently includes Krug's older brother, Adam, a freshman center.
Krug (pronounced Kroog) was Wilkinson's lone signee in the early November signing period. The next signing period for hockey begins in April.