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Spirit Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak Signs Entry Level Deal with Dallas

October 6, 2011 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Saginaw Spirit News Release

The Saginaw Spirit announce today that defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has come to terms on a three year entry level contract with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars. The Toronto, ON native was the Stars First Round selection, taken 14th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft in Minnesota. Oleksiak is currently in his first Ontario Hockey League season where he has recorded 1 goal, 0 assists, in 5 games played. Oleksiak spent the 2010/11 season attending Northeastern University in the NCAA ranks where he posted 4-9-13 numbers in 38 games.

Oleksiak was returned to the Spirit just prior to the team's season opening game in London on September 23, after a successful stay at the Dallas Stars camp where he participated in the Traverse City NHL Prospect Tournament. The 6'7", 240 pound rearguard is also being considered for a spot with the Canadian National Junior Team which will participate in the 2012 World Jr. Hockey Championship, after being invited to the team's Development Camp this past summer.

Oleksiak and the Spirit will be in action for three games over a four day stretch beginning on Friday, October 7 when they face the Rangers in Kitchener at 7:30. Saginaw will be in Guelph to meet the Storm on Sunday, October 9 for a 12 noon start before wrapping the trip up in Owen Sound Monday, October 10 at 2 pm against the defending League Champion Attack.

Get your season Tickets! The OHL West Division Champion Saginaw Spirit are celebrating ten years of Spirit hockey in the Great Lakes Bay Region this season, and fans are invited to join in on the excitement! Season tickets for the 2011-2012 season remain on sale, with full season plans starting at $386 per seat! The Spirit also offer Flex Packs, Group Rates, along with individual game tickets. For more information contact the Spirit at 989-497-7747 or visit the Spirit store at 5789 State Street in Saginaw.

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