The new-look Sudbury Wolves have confirmed that 6-foot-2, 180 pound, 1998 birth-year defenceman Trenton Bourque has committed to play for the Ontario Hockey League team.
Bourque was the Wolves third-round selection, 51st overall, from the Hamilton Bulldogs minor midgets at the 2014 OHL draft.
“Trenton is a gifted player and an outstanding young man,” said Wolves president-general manager Blaine Smith.
“We were thrilled to be able to draft Trenton and we are very pleased that he has put his trust in our coaches ability to develop his skills for the next level.
“Our coaches were instrumental in recruiting Trenton to Sudbury and we are very pleased to add an excellent prospect like Trenton to our organization,” Smith added.
Wolves head scout Andrew Shaw noted that Bourque has “excellent hockey sense and possesses natural offensive instincts. Trenton is an outstanding skater. He is big and he plays with a physical edge. He is solid defensively, smart and has excellent upside.”
Bourque joins fellow 2014 draft picks Michael Pezzetta and Brady Pataki, who have also committed to playing for the Wolves.
PHOTO: Sudbury Wolves draft pick Trenton Bourque.