Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League are sending one of their top prospects to develop with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the 2021-2022 season.
He is 2005 birth year defenseman George Alboim, who Erie took in the fourth round of this year’s OHL priority selections draft from the Central Ontario Wolves.
Blind River general manager and coach Kyle Brick told Hockey News North that the 6-foot-2, 175 pound Alboim is “an elite talent who will play a lot of heavy minutes for us on the back end. This kid is a flat out player and the fans in Blind River should be excited to see him. We are happy to get him ready to play for Erie.”
Meanwhile, Devin Brown, who is the co-director of scouting for Erie, noted that in Alboim, Blind River is being entrusted to develop “a complete right shot defenseman who demonstrates a strong work ethic both on and off the ice. George takes care of his defensive zone and likes to contribute offensively as well. Managing the puck effectively, joining the rush, and supporting his forwards in the offensive zone are strengths of his. In addition, George displays a ton of confidence, is super competitive and a natural leader.”