Bluechip blueliner Owen Headrick is slated to have shoulder surgery on Wednesday of this week, the youngster’s mother has confirmed to HockeyNewsNorth.com.
“Owen will be having surgery to fix a recurring shoulder problem,” Headrick’s mother, Anne, told me. “We don’t have a time length on how long he will be out. But we know Owen will work on getting back on the ice as soon as possible.”
A highly-regarded, 1997 birth-year defenceman from Garden River First Nation, Headrick is in his second season with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. He was named NOJHL rookie-of-the-year in 2013-2014.
Headrick recently committed to the Lake Superior State University Lakers of the Division 1, Western Collegiate Hockey Association on a full-ride scholarship. The plan is for Headrick to begin his collegiate career at LSSU effective the 2015-2016 campaign.
PHOTO: Owen Headrick will have surgery to fix a recurring shoulder issue. (Photo by Ali Pearson.)