SARNIA, ON – The Sarnia Sting Hockey Club have signed 2019 first round selection Benjamin Gaudreau to an Ontario Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.
Sarnia Sting General Manager Nick Sinclair announced today that the Club has received a commitment from 2019 seventh overall selection Benjamin Gaudreau (go-dreau). The 6’2” goaltender joins the Sting as the highest drafted Ontario Hockey League goaltender since 2002.
“We are very excited to have Ben make his commitment to our club. He is a big, athletic goaltender that moves calmly and efficiently around the crease. These tools along with his poise and high end compete level on the ice have impressed our scouting staff tremendously throughout the year and we are thrilled to have him join our organization.”
This past season, Gaudreau suited up for the North Bay Trappers Midget AAA, a team which was comprised of 2002 born players. The Corbeil, Ont. native posted an impressive 1.13 goals-against average in 21 games played, helping his Trappers capture the Great North Midget League.
At only fifteen-years-old Gaudreau also suited up as the starting goaltender for Team Ontario at the Canada Winter Games where they captured a silver medal. Additionally he participated in this past OHL Cup as a member of Team Northern Ontario.
“Not only is Ben an outstanding young goaltender, he is a very mature and character young man. His work ethic and drive to better himself is what we look for in players and we look forward to having him suit up in the black and gold.” Adds Sinclair.
Sting fans can see Gaudreau in action when 2019 Sarnia Sting Training Camp opens at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena in late August, further details to be released.
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