The North York Rangers have acquired defenceman Adam Giacomin from the Orangeville Flyers, the club announced Wednesday.
Giacomin, 18, scored four points and added 58 penalty minutes in 40 games last year for the Flyers in his rookie season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Rangers’ head coach Mark Joslin is pleased with the addition.
“I think he adds a little bit of maturity to the room,” said Joslin.
“He brings leadership, and he brings a lot of toughness. He is also very coachable, so we’re excited to him.”
Giacomin is already a solid physical, aggressive defender, and is working on developing his offensive game.
He appeared in six of Orangeville’s seven playoff games last season, compiling eight penalty minutes.
“He is a Richmond Hill kid so I saw him as a younger player,” said Joslin.
“I saw him at the Aurora camp a couple years ago and Trenton camp last year, and he was one of the last players cut there. I have seen him grow into a good, tough defencemen, and more importantly, grow into a fine young man.”
Giacomin is an alumnus of the South Central Coyotes midgets.
“I think he is the kind of player that is going to make everyone accountable,” Joslin continued.
“He is a passionate kid, I expect him to a physical presence and he will play all situations and fill the role that he will grow into, and run with it.”