Monday, January 5, 2015

Max Humitz traded to the Muskegon Lumberjacks

Some sad news to report tonight, as Stars forward Max Humitz has tweeted that he has been traded to the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

Over the course of three seasons and 103 regular season games, Max accumulated 40 points (13g, 27a) and 46 penalty minutes for the Stars.  He was originally selected by the Lincoln Stars in the 2009 USHL Futures Draft.

I'm not yet sure what the Stars received for Humitz, but I assume it was a draft pick or picks.  That's just my guess.  Once the return is announced, I'll update this article.  Edit:  Per this link, the Stars acquired a 7th round pick in the 2015 USHL Entry draft for Humitz.

As I said above, this is sad news in my opinion.  Although he wasn't a guy who would frequently light up the scoreboard, Max was a tireless worker on the ice for the Stars and played with a huge heart.  A lot of what he did for Lincoln occurred away from the puck and wasn't something you'd see by just looking at a boxscore.  He never took a shift off, did whatever was asked of him, and led by example.

It's disappointing to see good kids traded away, but that's life in the USHL I guess.

Best of luck to Max.  He will be missed.  The good news is that he'll be going to a very good team, one that will make the playoffs.  Also, he'll be closer to home which I'm sure his family will be happy about.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gonna miss Max. He is a great kid. I hope he does well with Muskegon. Should help to Have Marcin and some of their other big forwards there to create some space for him. Will miss seeing his family at the ice box-his grandparents were the greatest!

Yeti said...

Anon,

I couldn't agree with you more. I had the opportunity to talk with Max's grandparents and father over the years at different events, and they were always so gracious and friendly. Definitely going to miss seeing them at the IceBox.