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Forum staff reports, Published July 11 2013

Force trade for son of NHL head coach

FARGO – The Fargo Force acquired Mike Babcock Jr. from the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Thursday for a 2014 United States Hockey League draft pick. Babcock Jr. is the son of Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock in the NHL.

Babcock Jr. had 18 goals and 24 assists in his senior season at Detroit Catholic Central. Before the season, he played in the Michigan Developmental Hockey League. He was drafted by Cedar Rapids in the 2011 Futures Draft with the 68th overall pick and played in five USHL games for the RoughRiders.

Babcock Jr. recently committed to play college hockey at Merrimack College following his USHL career. He is currently participating in the Detroit Red Wings Prospect Camp and will be eligible for the NHL Draft in 2014.