Top pick signs up in Flint

Randy Russon
June 19, 2019

Brennan Othmann and the Flint Firebirds have made it official. Othmann, a supreme left winger who was the second overall pick at the 2019 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft, has signed up to play in Flint.

“Brennan is a special person and talented player who brings a winning pedigree to our program. Our fans will really enjoy watching him play a huge part in our future success,” relayed Flint general manager Barclay Branch.

Othmann, who hails from Pickering, Ontario, put up impressive totals of 66 goals, 80 assists, 146 points in 72 regular season games with the Don Mills Flyers in 2018-2019.

Othmann then led Don Mills in scoring during the playoffs with 7 goals, 14 assists, 21 points in 13 games as the Flyers won the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s minor midget championship.

Listed at 5-foot-11, 158 pounds and known for his character as much as his hockey abilities, Othmann reiterated what he had previously said — that he is looking forward to playing for the Michigan-based Firebirds effective the 2019-2020 season.

“Signing with the Firebirds means a lot to my family and me,” said Othmann. “I was very grateful and happy that I got drafted by Flint. It’s a great hockey town and I’m really excited to start a new chapter in my hockey career.

“To sign an OHL contract is a dream come true. Ever since I was four years old, I wanted to play in the OHL. This is everything I have dreamed of,” added Othmann.

OHL Central Scouting, when filing its season-ending report on Othmann, made this notation:

“Brennan is a good skater with deceiving quickness and the ability to beat defenders wide. When he has the puck on his stick, Brennan is extremely dangerous. He has an accurate, lightning quick shot and is good at finding those quiet pockets on the ice and capitalizing when he has the chance. Brennan has a very high hockey IQ as the puck follows him around the ice and he does a great job of capitalizing on his chances.”

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