When you think Flint Firebirds these days, you’re probably thinking Ty Dellandrea.
The 19-year-old used a Wednesday night hat-trick to propel him to the top of the club’s all-time goal scoring list in Sarnia as the Firebirds fell by as score of 6-4.
After becoming the club’s all-time points leader last month, Dellandrea’s 71st, 72nd and 73rd career markers on Wednesday saw him surpass Ryan Moore in the goal-scoring department.
A Port Perry, Ont. native, Dellandrea recently represented the OHL at the CIBC Canada Russia Series and was an invite to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp this past August. The fourth-year centreman sits second in Flint scoring with 23 points (11-12–23) over 19 games this season including a team-leading 83 shots on goal.
The Dallas Stars prospect has represented Canada internationally on four different occasions, competing at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, twice at the IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship and once as a gold medalist at the 2017 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Dellandrea was originally selected by the Firebirds with the fifth overall pick of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection and quickly developed into one of the league’s well-rounded forwards, drawing the attention of the Dallas Stars who selected him with the 13th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft.