Jonathan Hampton commits to Saint Mary’s

NORTH YORK, ON - FEBRUARY 17: Jonathan Hampton #13 of the North York Rangers skates with the puck on February 17, 2019 at Herbert Carnegie Centennial Arena in North York, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images)
April 15, 2019

7:16 PM EDT

The North York Rangers are happy to announce that Jonathan Hampton has committed to the Saint Mary’s University. The forward will play for the Huskies hockey team starting in the fall of 2019.

The 21-year-old posted 19 goals and 36 assists for 55 points in 48 games with the Rangers and Georgetown Raiders. Hampton was acquired by North York from Georgetown in December for forward Grant Spence.

The 6’3 forward believes Saint Mary’s checks all the boxes for him to thrive at the next level. “It’s a great program in a new part of the country and a great spot for me.”

The trade brought the Capreol, Ont., native full circle because he actually started his OJHL career with the Rangers. From the moment Hampton stepped back in the Hebert H. Carnegie Centre, he was an impactful player both on and off the ice. He was a key cog in helping the Rangers set a franchise record with 40 wins and the second best record in the league. The experience of making it to three straight OHA Buckland Cup finals and winning one with the Raiders was on fully display come playoff time as he posted 14 points in 16 games.

Hampton is the perfect example of hard work and determination paying off. He slowly developed from a depth player to an offensive threat. He can be placed in any situation and loves to bring a level of physicality to a game. He ends his OJHL with 42 goals and 75 assists for 117 points in 142 regular season games. The forward added 20 goals for 42 points in 71 career playoff games.