OHL 20 in 20 Futures Watch: Sudbury Wolves
First overall pick Quinton Byfield not only headlines the future of the Sudbury Wolves, but the next wave of OHL talent ready to make their mark in 2018-19.
The Jack Ferguson Award recipient captained the York-Simcoe Express to an OMHA title and earned Minor Midget Player of the Year honours with an incredible 92 points in 34 games including 48 goals. Byfield is eager to join the ‘Pack’ and announced his commitment to Sudbury back on April 9th before helping Team OMHA Black win Bronze at the OHL Gold Cup.
Sudbury’s second pick of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection came at number 30 with defenceman Jack Thompson of the Clarington Toros. A familiar foe to Byfield’s Express on the ETA circuit, Thompson posted 38 points in 36 games from the blue line this season and announced his commitment to Sudbury just after the club’s orientation camp in April.
Blake Butler was the club’s third round pick, chosen 46th overall, from the Lambton Jr. Sting.
Byfield and Thompson will be competing at Hockey Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-17 Development Camp from July 21-27 in Calgary along with Wolves seventh round pick Kyle Aucoin.
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