(Greater Sudbury, ON) – The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce that 2019 second round selections Chase Stillman and Ethan Larmand have committed to the hockey club.
A 5-foot-11, 162 lbs. centre, Stillman spent last season with the Sudbury Wolves Minor Midgets. He was selected by the club with the 25th overall pick of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection after recording 55 points (19-36–55) in just 24 games to earn GNML Rookie of the Year honours. He also suited up in eight games with the Rayside Balfour Canadians Jr. A club, recording eight points (6-2–8) in as many games.
“Chase was a leader with his team all year both on and off the ice,” said Sudbury Wolves VP Hockey Operations and General Manager Rob Papineau. “His character and skill are what we desire when adding to our club. He is a very skilled and tenacious player and he is an outstanding young man. We are thrilled he has committed to the Sudbury Wolves.”
Most recently, Stillman competed for Team NOHA at the OHL Gold Cup in Kitchener where he led the team with five points in four games. He was one of 11 forwards to represent Team Ontario at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. where they earned a silver medal.
“This is an exciting day for my family and I,” said Stillman following the Wolves Orientation Camp this past weekend. “I can’t wait to get on the ice in August and put a Sudbury Wolves jersey on.”
Selected one pick later at 26th overall, Midland, Ont. native Ethan Larmand has also committed to the Wolves. The 5-foot-10 centre registered 51 points (27-24–51) in 34 games with the North Central Predators Minor Midgets last season, good for fifth in OMHA ETA scoring.
“I am very honoured and excited to be joining the Sudbury Wolves,” said Larmand. “Thank you to Mr. Zulich, Mr. Papineau and coach Stillman for selecting me. I look forward to getting to know the rest of the staff, team, and the fans. I have heard that Sudbury is a great hockey city and I hope to help bring them a Memorial Cup!”
Larmand was consistently labelled as one of the top draft eligible prospects all season. He skated alongside Stillman with Team Ontario at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, posting a goal and an assist. Larmand also represented Team OMHA White at the OHL Gold Cup where he led the team in scoring with five points in four games.
“We are thrilled that Ethan has committed to the Sudbury Wolves,” said General Manager and VP of Hockey Operations Rob Papineau. “He had a tremendous season with North Central, leading his team in points and was a leader in their dressing room. He is a very respectful and very focused young man with a tremendous work ethic that we are excited to add to our program.”
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