Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Lumberjacks acquired the rights to Janik Moser from Sioux Falls in exchange for a conditional eighth-round pick in the 2014 USHL Phase Two Draft.

Moser is committed to play at Ohio State and has been suggested┬áto be a strong prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft. The 5-foot-11, 181 pound defensemen played on Germany’s U18 world championship team this past spring.

Muskegon also traded the rights of Alexx Privitera to the Dubuque Fighting Saints in exchange for a conditional first round pick in the 2014 USHL Phase One Draft.

The talented Privitera played this past season for Boston University, but was suspended for on-ice discipline problems. The defensemen scored two goals and had 10 assists for the Terriers in 23 games. His most entertaining on-ice problem was throwing a stick at a North Dakota fan while serving an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in a Nov. 2 game in North Dakota.