Michigan freshman defenseman Kevin Quick has been dismissed from the Wolverines hockey team, Michigan College Hockey has learned.
"He's gone," said a source in an email to MiCHO. "All (Michigan head coach) Red (Berenson) would say is that it wasn't a one-time violation of team rules and that it was egregious enough that a suspension wouldn't suffice. I don't know if he'll end up in Sarnia or not. He always seemed like a nice, polite kid. This is a big surprise to everybody."
Quick's Ontario Hockey League rights, and his younger brother Kyle's, belong to the Sarnia Sting after both were taken with back-to-back picks last May out of Salisbury Prep School.
Kevin, a 19-year-old Buffalo native, was drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round (78th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft
This year for U-M, Quick registered two goals and two assists in 21 games.
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