He doesn’t turn 20-years old until the end of November but Brody Silk has already played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League for the Sudbury Wolves.
Despite being with the Wolves since the start of the 2010-2011 season, a recurring shoulder injury has limited Silk to 168 games over a span of four years. In fact, Silk had shoulder surgery a year ago and only returned to the Wolves for the final 12 games of the 2013-2014 regular season.
His shoulder now fully healed, the 6-foot, 185 pound forward will be one of Sudbury’s three overage players when the first puck drops on the 2014-2015 OHL season.
Wolves president-general manager Blaine Smith, who drafted Silk in the second sound back in 2010, told me that with the hard-toiling native of Iroquois Falls now at full strength, there was little doubt that the fibrous forward would be one of Sudbury’s overage skaters.
“Brody is the heart and soul of the Sudbury Wolves,” Smith said evenly. “We all believe that after last season’s injury, Brody is poised to have a great year for us.”
Though he has untapped skill at the OHL level with 30 goals in 163 regular-season games to date, Smith said it’s Silk’s sandpaper-style that makes him most effective.
“Nobody likes to play against Brody,” Smith noted. “He is an aggressive player who has learned to control his emotions. I see Brody as a natural leader on our team.”
PHOTO: Brody Silk in action for the Sudbury Wolves. (Photo by Sudbury Star.)