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First round pick Ben Danford commits to Generals

Oshawa Generals

 

Oshawa, Ont. – The Oshawa Generals organization is extremely excited to announce the commitment of Ben Danford to the team. Danford was selected 14th overall in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection on April 29th.

The only Quinte Red Devil to be selected in the opening round is said to be one of the best skating defenceman among his age group. His elusiveness and edgework are exceptional, his mobility and lateral movement make the game seem so easy for him.

In just 26 games with the Devils, Danford scored seven goals and 22 assists for 29 points.

“This whole moment is just really exciting,” says Danford. “Being an Oshawa General means so much to me because it is a hockey club very rich in tradition and history which I am so thankful and proud to be a part of. I really couldn’t ask for a more supportive organization.”

Danford knows what it takes to be a General and can’t wait to get started.

“I plan to work hard, get stronger and develop all aspects of my game this summer, as much as I can, so I can perform at my very best when the season comes around,” he says. “Now that I am a General, my message to GensNation is that I am committed to this team and to this community and I am really looking forward to my rookie season.”

GensNation’s first opportunity to see Danford on the ice is this weekend at the Oshawa Generals annual Orientation Camp. Red and White scrimmages will take place Saturday, May 14th from 3:00-4:30 pm and will continue Sunday, May 15th from 1:30-3:00 pm. Both on ice sessions will be open to the public free of charge to attend.

Danford will wear number 77.

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