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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Woolley joins UHL brigade

Former Michigan State (1989-91) defenseman Jason Woolley has joined the growing list of NHL players jumping to the United Hockey League.

The Flint Generals signed Woolley last week and the 35-year-old scored a goal in Flint's 5-2 loss to the Kalamazoo Wings last Saturday.

Woolley played the last two years with the Detroit Red Wings. He enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career at MSU before being selected by the Washington Capitals in the third round of the 1989 Entry Draft.

Most recently, Woolley was a volunteer assistant coach with the Spartans.

“Jason Woolley adds the experience, leadership and touch of professionalism that is a great boost to the United Hockey League,” said Flint head coach Robbie Nichols. "We know he will make an immediate impact on our hockey club as we prepare for the last two months of the season. He has been a quality defenseman in the National Hockey League for a long time. We are pleased that he has joined our organization. We are happy to have him here with the Flint Generals Hockey Club.”

The Generals are trying to sign other players from the Red Wings for the remainder of the 2004-2005 campaign.

1 comment:

Casey said...

And another rich professional steals a job.

The more I think about it, the more it ticks me off. Why can't these NHL players just get together and play pickup hockey on Friday nights if they want to keep their skills sharp?

It's not like they can't afford $200 for ice time.

Leave the lower leagues alone so that minor leaguers can continue to pay their rent.