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Red Wings Sign Maine's Dan Renouf

Matt Dewkett

University of Maine junior defenseman Dan Renouf signed a two-way entry level contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday afternoon. He had six goals and nine assists this season to lead all Black Bears defensemen in scoring. A product of Hill Academy and Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL, he made significant strides in his skating ability since arriving in Orono.

I wrote back in the fall that he was one of the top five free agent prospects in Hockey East among sophomores and juniors.

Dan Renouf, Jr., Left Defense, Maine - The Pickering, Ontario native made huge strides last season as a sophomore and he seems to have picked up right where he left off. A Hill Academy product, the six-foot-two blue liner has good mobility. He has a good pivot and is responsible in his own zone. He has a good stick and can be physical, but most importantly, he doesn't get beaten often. He keeps it simple and generally is mistake-free.