(Windsor, ON) – General Manager Warren Rychel has agreed to terms on standard Ontario Hockey League Player and Education Packages today with forwards Igor Larionov Jr, Joseph Mizzi and Jake Smith, bringing our roster to 23 players.
Larionov, 19, was originally a 14th round selection of the Saginaw Spirit (#230 overall) back in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. The Detroit, Michigan native spent two years with the Honeybaked U18 program before playing 25 games with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) last season.
Mizzi, 19, was originally a 7th round selection of the Hamilton Bulldogs (#124 overall) back in the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. He spent time with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL), Newmarket Hurricanes and North York Rangers (OJHL) last season, suiting up for 34 regular season and two playoff games.
Smith, 20, was originally Mississauga’s 11th round pick (#204 overall) in the 2013 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. He played 66 games with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and Val D’or Foreurs (QMJHL) last season, posting 22 goals and 22 assists.
All three players are expected to dress Thursday night when the Spitfires open the 2017- 18 season hosting the Saginaw Spirit (7:05) at the WFCU Centre.