Hard-driven, hard-skating, highly-skilled forward Camaryn Baber has been selected by the Saginaw Spirit in the third round, 57th overall, of today’s Ontario Hockey League minor midget draft.
Baber became the first player from the Northern Ontario Hockey Association to be drafted today.
The all-purpose right winger starred with the Soo Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League during the 2016-2017 season.
The speedy Baber netted 32 goals, 30 assists, 62 points in 32 regular-season games — while racking up 99 minutes in penalties. He then added 5 goals, 2 assists, 7 points in 6 playoff contests.
For his efforts, Baber was named NOHA minor midget player of the year. He played for Team NOHA at last month’s OHL Cup tournament.
His dad, Brad Baber, is a former OHL right winger who played four seasons with the Soo Greyhounds and was a member of their 1993 Memorial Cup championship team.
In going to Saginaw, Baber is the second Sault Ste. Marie product to be drafted by the Spirit today.
Saginaw used its first-round pick, fourth overall, to take left winger Nick Porco, a Sooite who played with the Vaughan Kings of the Greater Toronto Hockey League this season.