September 28th, 2011 at 8:35 PM ^

Well that's a start. Hopefully he does make it to A2. I haven't seen a second of him playing hockey but it sure sounds like he has a ton of talent and enjoys the physical aspect of the game. He'll no doubt be a fan favorite.

Sac Fly

September 28th, 2011 at 8:48 PM ^

What the defensive parings will look like next season? If for some unforseen circumstance jon merrill stays for a 3rd year that could be one of the best defensive units in the country, which would help ease the transition for our incoming freshman goalie next year.

Bando Calrissian

September 28th, 2011 at 8:54 PM ^

I'm sure the kid's being honest, but I remain skeptical of any comment like this made by a promising hockey prospect.  There's always going to be an NHL team down the road who will promise the kid the world after pestering him about it for months, and suddenly he's on a plane to some crappy city to play in a minor league game tomorrow night.

Hope he makes it to Ann Arbor, and stays.


September 28th, 2011 at 9:07 PM ^

that 2012 class is gooood. now we just need a goalie. any other younger siblings of former michigan players thinking of going to albion to play goalie? we've had a high success rate with those guys


September 29th, 2011 at 8:52 AM ^

After talking to a friend who had a conversation with Dad Trouba, I have no fear of the OHL.  The NHL on the other hand...  Drafted in the top 5 by a team that needs tons of help, sign a big deal...  poof.  In that case I would only be upset if he doesn't make the team and plays in the minors. 

Still, pulling these type of kids is nothing but good in the long run.