February 23, 2007 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Saginaw Spirit
Spirit defenseman T.J. Brodie was awarded the "Top Rookie Defenseman" honors and was named to both the "First All-Star Team" and "Rookie All-Star Team" for the Junior "B" Western Ontario Hockey League. Brodie earned the honors from his time with the Leamington Flyers.
"We are thrilled with T.J.'s development and are excited to have him with us in the future," stated Spirit General Manager and Head Coach Bob Mancini, "We congratulate T.J., his family and the entire Leamington Flyers organization for being recognized in this manner".
Brodie was selected by the Spirit in the 3rd round, 47th overall, in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection. He has played 16 games with the Spirit this season, notching 2 assists and a plus-4. He plays with the team's junior "B" affiliate, the Leamington Flyers, when not playing with the Spirit. The Dresden, ON native is the Flyers leading scorer with 46 points, 8 goals and 38 assists.
The Flyers recently concluded their 48 game season with a record of 17-28-3 and 37 points. Leamington will host the Strathroy Rockets in the first game of the playoffs, 7:30 PM on February 24th. Spirit prospect Ryan Green is also a member of the Leamington Flyers.
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