Highly-touted center Kyle Harris has opted to commit to the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League rather than choose from multiple National Collegiate Athletic Association overtures, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed.
Harris, who was Flint’s seventh-round pick from the Toronto Marlboros midgets at the 2017 OHL priority selections draft, commented on his decision to commit to the Firebirds and the OHL.
“I’ve had the chance to see how first-class this organization really is,” said Harris, an American-born skater with New York roots.
“From the way everyone is treated (in Flint) it’s so good to be part of this atmosphere,” he continued. “It’s been a dream of mine to play in the Ontario Hockey League since I was a kid.”
Firebirds general manager Barclay Branch said Harris’s decision is a credit to the Flint organization.
“Kyle is an extremely smart hockey player and an elite skater who wanted to be a Flint Firebird,” Branch relayed. “When a player is in the position that Kyle was, having so many opportunities in front of him, to be the choice of the player and the family speaks volumes about the program that we have to offer here in Flint.”