Standout defenseman Connor Toms of the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League has become an Ontario Hockey League draft pick.
Toms, who netted nine goals, 17 assists, 26 points in 38 regular season games for the Jr. Greyhounds in 2019-2020, was taken by the hometown Soo Greyhounds in the third round (44th overall) of today’s OHL priority selections draft.
He is the son of Jeff Toms, who as a hulking left winger, played three full seasons in the OHL with the Soo Greyhounds after being a 13th-round draft pick.
Jr. Greyhounds head coach Jamie Henderson has plenty good to say about young Toms.
“Connor has put in a lot of time to develop his craft both on and off the ice since he was a young player. He is a real student of the game and his skill set should definitely flourish at the OHL level as his all around game continues to mature,” Henderson said of Toms.