At 5’11”, 160 pounds, Luke Rendino of the Michigan Warriors is so skinny that you can see his ribs. In fact, when he was injured in a 2-1 win over the Topeka Roadrunners in this year’s NAHL Showcase tournament, you could see where he was hurting as he ran his fingers over his ribcage.
“I’m not afraid to throw my weight around,” he says after assuring me that he’s okay to do the interview. “I’m a small guy, but I’ll go into corners.”
Rendino may thrive in the open ice, where he can use his speed and deft stickhandling to navigate around defending players, but he’s true to his word:
He’s willing to go to the dirty areas to get the puck.… read more