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Jack LaFontaine Commits to Michigan

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Janesville(NAHL) '98 goalie Jack LaFontaine announced via Twitter that he has verbally committed to Michigan

LaFontaine is a native of Ontario that moved to the US this season to help secure an NCAA scholarship. LaFontaine has been stellar for the Janesville Jets this season. He's second in the NAHL with a 1.77 goals against average and fifth in the league with a .927 save percentage.

I wrote this scouting report on LaFontaine after this past September's NAHL Showcase:

Jack LaFontaine-G-Janesville Jets- LaFontaine is another big, young goalie that is a good example of why the NAHL is such a good league for Draft-eligible goalies. LaFontaine was drafted and protected by the Fargo Force in the USHL, but they opted to keep two older goalies on the main roster. LaFontaine should see more playing time and have a lot more success in the NAHL this year.  He's not super athletic, but is a very technically sound goalie. He showed a nice glove hand but otherwise isn't likely to make a lot of great saves, but he'll make all the saves that he should. Also to his advantage is that he is a very good puckhandler and isn't afraid to leave his net to make a play.


LaFontaine would likely join the Wolverines next season in an obvious position of need for the Wolverines, who have struggled defensively in recent seasons.