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Michigan picked up a commitment Sunday from Trenton, Michigan native Tony Calderone. A Princeton decommit, Calderone was drafted #1 overall in the 2012 USHL entry draft by Sioux Falls and went on to score 29 goals earning a spot on the USHL All-Rookie team. In his his second season goal scoring numbers have gone down but his assists have gone up, needing three assists to pass his total from last season.
At 6'0, 200 pounds Calderone is a bigger, versatile forward described as a hard worker who isn't afraid to play the dirty areas of the ice, screening goalies, getting in front of the net and fighting for rebounds. Calderone has worked to improve his decision making in transition and moving the puck in open space, as well as fighting for pucks in the corners and on the boards.
Tony Calderone is the 5th forward expected to join the 2014 class with Connor Murphy, Alex Talcott, Dylan Larkin and Dexter Dancs. His OHL rights are held by Windsor.