Friday, August 22, 2008

Sudbury Signs McFarland

The Sudbury Wolves have come to terms with John McFarland the first selection in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection. With the Toronto Jr. Canadiens he put 96 goals and 69 assists in 76 games in the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

The Sudbury Wolves are trying to speed up the rebuilding process. If they are able to have Nikita Filatov on the team, the offense will be all set. I don't know how good their defense is but goals will be scored for them.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Kitchener Rangers have signed Jeff Skinner. Skinner was the 20th and final selection of the first round. With the Toronto Young Nationals he had 62 goals and 35 assists in fifty contests.

Here's the list of all the first rounders that have signed or haven't signed:

1. McFarland in Sudbury is signed
2. McKegg in Erie is signed
3. Shipley in Owen Sound is signed
4. Gudbranson in Kingston is signed
5. Spooner in Peterborough is not signed
6. O'Connor in Barrie is signed
7. Toffoli in Ottawa is not signed
8. Smith-Pelly n St. Mike's is signed
9. Seguin in Plymouth is signed
10. Saad in Saginaw is not signed- Rumor he will play for them in 2009-2010
11. Sutch in Sarnia is signed
12. McNaughton in Guelph is signed
13. Thomas in London is not signed
14. Hamilton in Niagara is signed
15. Carrick in Brampton is not signed
16. Bailie in Oshawa is signed
17. Fowler in Windsor is not signed
18. Beukeboom in the Soo is signed
19. Silas in Belleville is signed
20. Skinner in Kitchener is signed

That's My Take

(Nathan also is a writer for He's the writer for the Asylum which covers the Lewiston Maineiacs of the QMJHL. He's also a regular contributor to the NHL Source also at He can be reached at

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