Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis announced this afternoon the signing and commitment of a member of the club’s 2018 draft class.
Forward KALVYN WATSON (5th Round, 2018) has agreed to a standard player agreement with the Program.
“Kalvyn has been having a great season so far in Lindsay and we are very excited to have him commit Greyhounds” began Raftis.
“As a highly skilled, high IQ player, Kalvyn will join us over the World Junior break and we anticipate him being a big part of our young forward core in the coming years” he added.
The 5.09, 161-lb forward started this season (2018-19) with the Lindsay Muskies of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. In 35 regular season games played he was Lindsay’s 4th leading scorer with 7 goals and 17 assists, good for 24 points.
He was 2 points shy of leading the team.
A native of Peterborough, ON, Watson was originally selected by the Hounds out of the Peterborough Minor Midgets program where in 2017-18 he had 25 goals and 21 assists (46 points) in 33 games played.
“Signing with the Soo was a surreal moment. Getting the opportunity to play in the OHL has been a dream of mine since I was a kid and for it to be with Greyhounds is incredible. I’m just excited to get things going” stated Watson.
Watson and the Greyhounds kick off their post-Christmas schedule TONIGHT (7:07 PM) with a battle against their West Division rivals, the Saginaw Spirit.
DOB: May 15, 2002
HOMETOWN: Peterborough, ON
WT: 161 lbs