When Windsor Spitfires general manager Bill Bowler introduced us to A.J. Spellacy in early May following the draft he said, "Hoping he becomes a Spitfire."
The hope is now a reality as Ohio born Spellacy has officially committed to the team. "He's an elite American born hockey player who had options." said Bowler.
Chosen in the third round of the OHL draft in April Spellacy visited the WFCU Centre during the playoffs. The 6'3 forward has been playing hockey and football, where he had scholarship opportunities.
The wideout and free safety was rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, who noted that Spellacy received an offer from Illinois State May 3rd and Iowa State the next day. Check out his highlight reel here.
However, he seemed focused on coming to Windsor and becoming a Spitfire when we caught up with him during game 6 of the first round against Sarnia on May 1st. "It just feels like I'm a hockey player."
Bowler tells Powerplay Sports, "AJ joining our organization is a great signing for the Spits" said Bowler.
Check out AJ's trip to Windsor.