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Thursday, March 18, 2010

WMU captain Ludwig inks AHL tryout

WMU Press Release

Former Western Michigan defenseman Tyler Ludwig signed an amateur tryout contract with Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on Wednesday morning.

The Texas Stars are an affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League, a team Ludwig's father, Craig, spent eight seasons with and won a Stanley Cup with in 1999.

A native of Colleyville, Tex., but born in Rinelander, Wis., Ludwig appeared in 152 games during his four seasons with the Broncos. He amassed 16 goals and 53 assists from the blue-line and finished his career with a plus-five plus/minus rating.

A four-time CCHA Defenseman of the Week, Ludwig captained the hockey team during his final two years and was also the team's top-scoring defenseman during those seasons. Carrying a 3.65 GPA in finance, he is WMU's CCHA Scholar Athlete of the Year nominee for this year.

Ludwig joins his twin brother, Trevor, a defenseman, on the Stars.

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