As the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft reached the 10th pick, the 3rd member of the Greyhounds heard their name called.
Netminder MATTHEW VILLALTA was selected with the 10th pick of the round (72nd overall) by the Los Angeles Kings.
Villalta, a native of Godfrey ON is coming off his rookie season with the Hounds.
The 6.02, 170 goaltender appeared in 33 regular season games posting an impressive 25-3-0-0 record to go along with a 2.41 GAA and .918 SV%.
Recipient of the the Hounds Rookie of the Year Award Award (2016-17) … Set a new Greyhounds single season franchise record for GAA with 2.41 … Named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for week ending March 5 after posting 2-0-0-0 record along with .50 GAA and .985 SV% … Made 37 saves to record his first-career shutout on Friday, March 3, 2017 @ Guelph (was named the 1st star) … Won 15 straight games from September 24, 2016 through to, and including, February 10, 2017 … Named CHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 20 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.00 GAA and save percentage of .933 … Recorded 22 saves (Sept 24/16) against Oshawa to pick-up 1st career OHL victory … Made his OHL debut on Friday, September 23, 2016 vs Windsor … Played 87:49 of the Hounds two 2016 exhibition contests … Free Agent signee after attending the team’s 2016 Training and Development Camps … Played 2015-16 with Greater Kingston AAA Midget Hockey Club