The Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL have signed Chicago Mission U16 defenseman Graham Lillibridge to a tender for next season, the club announced on Thursday.
Lillibridge is currently committed to play his college hockey for Yale. He's a very small defenseman, but is reliable with the puck and one of the best passers from the back-end in his age group.
Lillibridge is the first of two possible tenders signed by the Lumberjacks for next season. The Lumberjacks forfeit their first round pick in next month's USHL Futures Draft in return for signing Lillibridge. Lillibridge is guaranteed to be on the Lumberjacks roster next season and dress in 55% of his team's games.