Detroit Fighting Irish Captain Clay Hightower was drafted yesterday by the New Jersey Rockets of the NCDC National Collegiate Development Conference. Hightower tallied 65 points during the regulars season for the Fighting Irish in 44 games and also tallied a couple of points in his NCDC call up with the Rochester Monarchs of the NCDC late last season. Hightower is an alumnus of Airport High School where he received both All League and All State Honors.
Clay has an astute hockey sense and proved himself a leader on and off the ice right from Day 1 his contribution to our organization was priceless his work ethic and leadership is going to have an impact on us for a very long time. stated GM Dan Vasquez