On the job ahead of the 2021-2022 season are the all new Elliot Lake Red Wings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
And sources with knowledge of the situation have told Hockey News North that the Red Wings are poised to make a home grown Elliot Lake product one of their first acquisitions.
While no transactions can be made official until the NOJHL opens for new registry business on June 1 ahead of the 2021-2022 season, multiple sources not connected to either team have affirmed that Elliot Lake has obtained the rights to 2003 birth year defenseman Teegan Dumont from the Blind River Beavers for future considerations.
Dumont, to be sure, has the potential to be a force to be reckoned with and looms as a local crowd favourite for fans in Elliot Lake.
A physical defenseman, the 6-foot-2, 220 pound, right handed shooting Dumont suited up in 12 contests for Blind River during the abbreviated 2020-2021 NOJHL campaign and scored a goal before a seven-game suspension for instigating a fight ended his season.
Prior to the 2020-2021 campaign, Dumont played two full seasons in the Great North Under 18 Hockey League as a standout for both the Sudbury Minor Wolves and Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves. In total, Dumont netted 17 goals, 20 assists, 37 points and racked up 142 penalty minutes in 50 regular season games.
Over the course of his two seasons in the Great North, Dumont also skated in eight NOJHL games with the Rayside Balfour Canadians as an affiliate player and netted a goal and an assist.
To be sure, this is a big defenseman who could become an impact player for his hometown Elliot Lake team and add fuel to a long-standing rivalry with the nearby NOJHL foes from Blind River.