"Chad Langlais is an offensive defenseman who has been a point producer in the USHL for two years," said U-M assistant coach Billy Powers. "He is a local Michigan high school product from Cranbrook Kingwood -- he played and graduated from there. After that, he spent two years in the USHL with Lincoln. He will be the veteran among our freshman group next season. Chad should be able to step in and contribute right away based on his quality of play and his experience."
Langlais (5-foot-8, 170 pounds from Spokane, Wash.) spent the 2006-07 season with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League. The 20-year-old had a 6-40--46 line in 51 games this season to finish fifth on the Stars in points. Langlais was +3 and earned 118 penalty minutes. The blueliner tallied four goals and 26 assists on the power play. He was also picked to skate in the USHL's midseason all-star game. In the playoffs, Langlais had one assist and eight PIMs as the Stars were swept in four games.
Langlais also played for Lincoln in 2005-06, when he recorded four goals and 18 assists in 59 games and earned all-rookie team recognition. He had two goals and two assists over nine playoff contests.
The last two seasons, Langlais played in front of goalie Bryan Hogan, who is also a U-M recruit for 2007-08.