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DeGrazia commits to Thunderwolves

Thunder Bay forward had 25 goals last season in 53 games with the OHL's Sudbury Wolves.
Nick DeGrazia
Thunder Bay's Nick DeGrazia. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY — Nick DeGrazia is coming home.

The Lakehead Thunderwolves on Wednesday announced the former Sudbury Wolves forward has agreed to play for the team, helping bolster the club’s chances of bettering last season’s efforts that saw the OUA squad come within a win of a national championship berth.

The 20-year-old, who earned an invite this summer to the Calgary Flames development camp, spent the past two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, putting up 48 goals and 53 assists in 122 appearances with the Wolves.

“I’m excited to join Lakehead University as a student-athlete. I’m happy to be in Thunder Bay and I can’t wait to play at the Fort William Gardens in front of family and friends,” DeGrazia said in a post to the Thunderwolves social media pages.

Lakehead coach Andrew Wilkins, who has had DeGrazia skating in camp, said his new forward will be a big boost to the revitalized program.

“We are super excited to add a player of Nick's calibre to our forward group. Nick plays with a lot of speed and has the ability to attack and make plays all over the ice. He will be a player that steps in and impacts the game in all situations. We are looking forward to helping Nick improve his game,” Wilkins said.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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