Windsor Spitfires' Jordan DeKort has answered the bell so far in his brief OHL career-and hopefully for the team and their fan base, it's a sign of things to come in Windsor.
Listed at 6'4", 195 lbs., the 17-year-old native of Markham, Ontario was taken in the second round of the 2011 OHL Priority Selection. Since there was a crowded crease in Windsor that had John Cullen, Jack Campbell (who was later traded to Sault Ste. Marie) and then-rookie Jaroslav Pavelka, DeKort got some playing time with the LaSalle Vipers of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL).
In 37 games with the Spitfires' affiliate, DeKort posted a 20-13-2-0 record with a 3.57 goals against average and a .885 save percentage in the high-scoring league. DeKort got a sample size of what it was like in the "O" when he was brought up late last season and played in three games.
In his first start this season, DeKort played exceptionally well despite a 3-2 shootout loss in Mississauga in which he turned back 35 shots.
I conducted my first interview as a writer for juniorhockey.com during the first week of Spitfires' Training Camp when I interviewed the 2013 draft-eligible netminder late last month.
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