I would like to thank the Lincoln Stars organization for a great experience. I'm excited to continue my journey with the @MuskegonJacks
— Max Humitz (@Maxhumitz21) January 6, 2015
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.