Sudbury Cubs get Chitaroni

August 7, 2023

He was the first of 11 players from the Great North Under 18 Hockey League to be picked at the 2023 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. Subsequently, 2007 birth year forward Hudson Chitaroni is slated to develop with the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League this season.

Hudson Chitaroni, in ’22-23 action with the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League. (photo by Bob Davies)

Chitaroni was taken by the Sudbury Wolves in the third round of this year’s OHL priority selections process after leading the Soo Jr. Greyhounds in scoring and finishing second in the Great North points parade in 2022-2023.

Interestingly, his father, Terry Chitaroni, played four OHL seasons with the Wolves from 1988 to 1992 as a hard-nosed forward who scored 97 goals and racked up 567 minutes in penalties. The elder Chitaroni was taken by Sudbury in the second round of the 1988 OHL draft from the New Liskeard Cubs. 

As for the younger Chitaroni, he led the first place Jr. Greyhounds with 48 points, including 22 goals, in 28 league games in ’22-23. The 5-foot-10, 170 pound Chitaroni then lit it up with six goals, eight assists, 14 points in five playoff games for the Jr. Greyhounds, who lost to the North Bay U18 Trappers in the Great North championship game.

His recent signing with Sudbury of the NOJHL was confirmed by Cubs managing director Blaine Smith.

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