from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Detroit Red Wings defense prospect Donovan Sebrango would have just completed his fourth and final junior season under ordinary circumstances.
Instead, he already has 96 games of AHL experience at age 20, accelerating his development.
Sebrango took another step this past season, playing in 65 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins (one goal, six assists).
“Donovan’s best characteristics are his competitiveness and his work ethic,” Griffins coach Ben Simon said after the season. “I think that with those two things, he’s got a great future ahead of him. But he has to make sure that this summer is huge for him in strength training.
“He’s still a young kid, but at the end of the day, once the puck is dropped, they don’t check birth certificates. You’re competing, whether you’re 19 or 20 or you’re 30 or 31, you’re playing on the same sheet. (Age) is no excuse. He’s got to realize that. He’s going to be better served for being in these situations.”
from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,