The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce that 17-year-old defenceman ZACHARY MCFADDEN has been signed to an OHL Player Contract and has earned an OHL Scholarship package. MCFADDEN will remain with the Sudbury Wolves the rest of the way as the Wolves have qualified for the post-season for the fifth consecutive year.
MCFADDEN is the younger brother of JOSH MCFADDEN who played for the Sudbury Wolves for the past three seasons. Josh was acquired in a trade with the Mississauga Majors in exchange for a 5th round draft selection. Josh developed into one of the top offensive defencemen in the OHL and signed a NHL contract as a free agent with the Florida Panthers after completing his overage season with the Sudbury Wolves last year. Zachary was drafted by the Wolves in the 12th round of the 2011 OHL Priority Draft, 228th overall.
ZACHARY MCFADDEN, 5’11”, 180 lb, right-shot defenceman,finished the 2012-13 regular season with the Guelph Jr. B Hurricanes as the top-scoring defenceman on his team with 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points in 44 games. He also led the team in penalty minutes with 104. MCFADDEN finished in second-place on the team in power play goals with 7 markers. Due to his late birthdate, MCFADDEN is not eligible for the NHL Entry draft until 2014.
“Players like Zach made the decision to play in an OHL game back in pre-season and gave us a chance to see what they can do in a game situation” notes Wolves’ GM Blaine Smith. “Based on his development, perseverance and dedication, we are pleased to reward him today with an OHL contract and scholarship package.”
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