Blonda is a first rounder

April 12, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie product Luca Blonda has become the property of the Sudbury Wolves after being plucked in the first round of the 2024 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

Luka Blonda

After playing all of his minor hockey at home, Blonda left Sault Ste. Marie for Pittsburgh last fall to play in the Jr. Penguins Under 16 AAA elite program.

With a late birth date — he will not turn 16 until November 25 of this year — Blonda has prime offensive skills from his defense position. He potted 15 goals, 30 assists, 45 points in 55 games for the Jr. Penguins this season while leading all defensemen in scoring. He had the seventh most points on the Pittsburgh team.

Besides being drafted into the OHL by Sudbury, Blonda has also garnered interest from some major Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association hockey programs.

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