Michigan Loses Di Giuseppe and Guptill
CHN Staff Report
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Michigan lost a pair of junior forwards today, with the signing of Alex Guptill by the Dallas Stars and Phil Di Giuseppe by the Carolina Hurricanes.
Di Giuseppe finished the 2013-14 season fifth on the team in scoring with 24 points, including a career high 13 goals, in 35 games. Guptill had 12 goals and 25 points this season, which followed a pair of 16-goal campaigns in his first two years with the Wolverines.
"These last three years with my teammates here have been great," Di Giuseppe said. "These are three years I'll never forget and I'm glad I came to Michigan. Playing for Red Berenson and his coaching staff, it's an honor to play for this team. Every game at Yost was memorable, and I'd like to thank the fans for making it a great environment."
Di Giuseppe was a second-round pick (38th overall) by Carolina in the 2012 draft. Guptill was taken by Dallas in the third round in 2010.
“We’re pleased that Phil has chosen to begin his professional hockey career,” Carolina general manager Ron Francis said. “He’s got good size, and adds to our organization’s depth at forward.”