Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis is pleased to announce today the signing of five players from the past two OHL Priority Selections.
Forwards Dominic Mufarreh, Alex Johnston, Cullen McLean and Tye Kartye along with goaltender Ethan Taylor have committed to the reigning Hamilton Spectator Trophy winners.
“We are very excited to finalize this wave of signings and to formally welcome these five athletes and their families to our hockey program. All five of these young men made major steps in their development both on and off the ice in the last calendar year and we can’t wait to partner with them further as we continue to push their development as members of the Greyhounds” started Raftis
Dominic Mufarreh, from Livonia Michigan was selected in the 7th Rd of this past April’s OHL Priority Selection.
One year ago, Mufarreh suited up with the Detroit Compuware 16U program of the HPHL U16 league. In 20 games he recorded 6 goals and 5 assists in 20 games played.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Soo organization. The management, staff and coaching staff is first class. So many great players have come through this organization. They have a strong history of moving guys on to the next level. I can’t wait to get started” said Mufarreh.
Kartye (8th Rd, 2017) competed this past season in his hometown with the Greater Kingston Jr. Frontenacs Midget program.
There he produced well over a point-per-game compiling 28 goals and 23 assists (51 points) in 36 games played.
“Playing in the OHL is a dream come true. I’m excited and honoured to be joinng such a great organization like the Soo Greyhounds. It’s an amazing feeling to get the opportunity to play with some of the great players in this league and I can’t wait to get things started” said Kartye.
Ethan Taylor (9th Rd, 2017) backstopped the Quinte Red Devils Midget club.
The Trenton, ON native who stands 6.03 and weighs 185 lbs played in 18 games one year ago.
“I’m extremely proud and honoured to have signed with the Soo Greyhounds. I’d like to thank my family, former teammates and coaches for helping me reach this goal. I’m excited to get going here in the Soo” commented Taylor.
Cullen McLean (15th Rd, 2017) skated with the Ajax-Pickering Raiders Midgets one season ago.
The Oshawa, ON product netted 35 goals to go along with 45 assists in 60 games played.
“I want to thank my teammates, coaches and family that have shaped me into the player I am today. I am ready and very excited to start a new chapter with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and do my best to bring success to the organization” commented McLean.
Johnston, originally selected in the 6th Rd of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection is coming off a season with the Kanata Lasers of the CCHL.
The Stittsville, ON product produced 3 goals and 10 assists in 59 regular season games played.
“It’s going to be a privilege to wear the Greyhounds jersey and I’m thankful for the opportunity they’re giving me here in the Soo. I’m excited to get started” stated Alex
The five latest signings of the Greyhounds are part of a current twenty-six man roster that continues to prepare for their first of two OHL pre-season contests when action kicks off on Thursday, September 13th.
The Hounds will travel to Sudbury to face-off against the Wolves at 7:05 PM.