A good day has turned into a good Knight. Slick defenseman Mason Chitaroni of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League has become an Ontario Hockey League draft pick.
Chitaroni, who notched six goals, 13 assists, 19 points in 38 games for the Jr. Greyhounds during the 2019-2020 Great North regular season, was picked by the London Knights in the fifth round of today’s OHL priority selections draft.
A smooth, fast-skating defender, Chitaroni is the son of Terry Chitaroni, a hard-nosed forward who played four full OHL seasons with the Sudbury Wolves from 1988 to 1992.
The younger Chitaroni’s skating ability stands out, said his Jr. Greyhounds coach, Jamie Henderson.
“Mason can flat out skate with the best 2004 birth-year players anywhere. His all around game has grown tremendously since last summer and we have no doubts it will continue to improve over time as an OHL draft pick,” Henderson noted.