Some call a signing a formality. But just as it is exciting when a player is drafted in to the Ontario Hockey League there is also a level of excitement when an actual agreement is signed.
Such is the case with centre Hayden Fowler making his commitment to the Soo Greyhounds official by recently signing a standard OHL player contract.
“We are beyond excited to add Hayden to our program,” said Greyhounds general manager Kyle Raftis. “With his excellent speed and tenacious ability with and without the puck, we are very thrilled to be part of Hayden’s future hockey and academic successes as he takes the next steps in his game.”
Taken by the Soo in the first round (19th overall) of the 2017 OHL draft, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound pivot will show his stuff at the Greyhounds prospect camp that will be held on ice at John Rhodes Community Centre this weekend.
In 35 regular season games with the Kingston Frontenacs minor midgets in 2016-2017, Fowler had 22 goals, 18 assists, 40 points.