2nd Round; Timmins selected by Avalanche

As the 2017 NHL Entry Draft began Day 2, it didn’t take long for a member of the Soo Greyhounds to hear their name called.

Greyhounds’ defenceman CONOR TIMMINS was the first selection Saturday morning, the 1st pick of the 2nd Round (32nd overall) by the Colorado Avalanche.

Timmins, a native of Thorold ON is coming off his second season as a member of the Hounds.

In 67 regular season games played the right shooting defenceman notched 7 goals and 54 assists (good for 61 points) as the team’s leading scoring defenceman.

He added 8 points in 11 post-season games.

Earlier this week he was among seven Hounds who will head to Calgary later this summer.  He will vie for a spot on Team Canada’s National Junior team.

Recipient of the the Hounds Best Defenceman Award (2016-17) … Became the first Greyhounds defenceman since 2009-10 to record 50 assists in a season …Recipient of the Hounds 2015-16 “Most Improved Player” award … Scored his first career OHL goal on November 4, 2015 @ Saginaw … Recorded his 1st career OHL point (assist) on October 30, 2015 vs Ottawa … Made his OHL debut on September 25, 2015 vs Windsor … Split 2014-15 season between the Thorold Blackhawks and St. Catharines Falcons of the GOJHL for 7 goals and 11 assists …. Originally selected in the 4th Round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection … Appeared in 38 games in the 2013-14 season for the Southern Tier Admirals where he recorded 4 goals and 18 assists.

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