Frontenacs take a pass

June 30, 2020

Kingston Frontenacs general manager Darren Keily is more than happy with the two import forwards that the Ontario Hockey League team has on its roster.

Thus, the Frontenacs — who are poised to become a very competitive OHL team after two seasons of major rebuild — have opted to pass on taking part in today’s Canadian Hockey League import draft.

Instead, the Frontenacs will retain their two players from the 2019 CHL import draft — forwards Martin Chromiak and Vitali Pinchuk.

Teams can only dress two import players and Keily noted that the Frontenacs “decided to pass because we are thrilled to welcome back Martin and Vitali … we like the quality of these players and the character each individual displays.”

Chromiak made a major impact upon his arrival in Kingston midway through the 2019-2020 OHL season and netted 11 goals, 22 assists, 33 points in just 28 games. He is projected for selection at this year’s National Hockey League draft.

Pinchuk, meanwhile, produced 13 goals, 21 assists, 34 points in 54 games for the Frontenacs.

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