Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa 67’s have announced that they have received commitments from 2018 OHL Priority Selection choices Yanic Crete and Matthew Maggio.
The club’s third round (51st overall) pick, Crete spent all of last season with the Hawkesbury Hawks of the HEOMAAA. In 41 games, the 6-foot-1, 178Ib. native of L’Orignal, Ont. was able to put up 20 goals and 29 assists for a total of 49 points.
“I’m really proud of this accomplishment, I worked really hard for this, and I think that when you work hard enough, you can accomplish anything,” said Crete. “I trained hard all summer and the work paid off. I worked hard, I was in great shape and I felt ready.”
“Yanic is an intelligent playmaking forward who sees the ice extremely well,” 67’s Assistant General Manager Jan Egert added. “We are happy that Yanic has chosen the 67s and we are excited to play a part in his development”.
Maggio was the club’s fifth round (86th overall) pick in April. The 5-foot-10, 169Ib. right-shot forward put up 20 goals, 24 assists and 44 points in 33 games to earn ALLIANCE Minor Midget Player of the Year honours with the Sun County Panthers last season.
“Coming in to camp, I knew it was going to be hard, there’s so many good players here,” said Maggio. “I think it’s every kid’s dream to play in the OHL, I still can’t believe it and I’m still in shock right now. This is probably one of the better days of my life and I’m excited to see where this takes me this year.”
The Tecumseh, Ont. native also appeared in five games with the LaSalle Vipers Jr. B club last season, registering a goal and an assist in five games. He attended Hockey Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp this past July.
“Matthew made an impression on our staff at development camp with his skill and determination and carried that momentum through this summer’s Hockey Canada events,” said 67’s General Manager James Boyd. “Matthew is a passionate player who our fans are going to enjoy watching as he continues his development with the 67s.”
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OTTAWA 67’s 2018 OHL PRIORITY SELECTION: