Next Stop for Kevin Quick: Ann Arbor

Bolt Prospects has learned that defensive prospect Kevin Quick has declared his intent to play for the University of Michigan hockey program next fall.

After narrowing his choices to a short list that included Clarkson, Ohio State, and Providence, Quick made his decision to play for the highly regarded Wolverine program this past Monday. The 6-foot, 175-pound defenseman took his official visit to the CCHA school this past weekend. Considering that Quick has drawn comparisons to current Michigan defensive standout Jack Johnson, his decision to play for the Wolverines bodes well for his continued development.

Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster called the choice "great," saying Michigan is "one of the best programs in the country."

"[Kevin] will be well-coached and well-developed there," Feaster stated. "I believe it is an excellent choice."

The Buffalo, NY native was Tampa's third round selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and is currently completing his senior year at Salisbury Prep School in Salisbury, CT.