Peterborough Petes General Manager Mike Oke announced this afternoon that defenceman Cameron Lizotte has committed to the Peterborough Petes after signing an OHL Contract and Education Package.
Cameron was the Petes 2nd round selection in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection held in April. This past season Cameron was the Captain of the Nickel City Sons Minor Midget Hockey Club in Sudbury, Ontario where he recorded 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points in 46 games. He was selected to represent the NOHA at the 2013 OHL Gold Cup and has advanced to Team Ontario’s U17 summer camp this August in Oshawa.
“We are very pleased to add Cameron Lizotte to the Peterborough Petes program” says Petes General manager Mike Oke. “Cameron provides solid defensive zone positioning and ability to defend against the rush. He has a hard shot from the point. Our scouting staff identified Cameron as a solid defender who plays a style well suited for the OHL with the potential in time to be one of the better shut-down defencemen in the league. During interviews with teammates, coaches and his opponents they all spoke very highly of Cameron and had a tremendous amount of respect for him as a player both on and off the ice.”
The OHL Central Scouting report on Cameron says:
“Cameron seems physically like a man playing with boys. He has all the characteristics to be a very good shut-down defenceman and a great penalty killer as well. He is an explosive skater which allows him to close gaps and take away time and space from the opposition. He is one of the hardest hitters in this age group and does it on a consistent basis. Cameron rarely loses a battle for the puck along the wall or in front of the net. When he has time ha can make a good first pass and is going to be a player that other teams best players are to going to want to play against.”
“I would like to thank the Peterborough Petes organization for giving me the opportunity to play in the OHL” says Cameron Lizotte. “I am very pleased to sign with such a great organization and I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the team and to help contribute to the success I'm sure we'll have for these upcoming seasons.”
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