(Greater Sudbury, ON) – The Sudbury Wolves are proud and excited to announce that we will select, 15-year-old forward, Quentin Musty as the 1st overall choice in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore. Quentin, from Hamburg, N.Y., has been one of the best 2005-born players in North America who is a highly skilled, big, competitive power forward with exceptional puck control, playmaking ability and a dangerous pro shot who has a very bright future in the game.
The Sudbury Wolves were awarded the first overall selection for this year’s edition of the OHL Priority Selection, as a result of the first-ever OHL Draft Lottery held on May 5th. Quentin will lead off the Wolves 2021 OHL Priority Selections after the team had great success with last season’s OHL draft, adding several outstanding players including David Goyette, Kocha Delic, Evan Konyen and Nolan Collins. The Sudbury Wolves are the reigning Central Division Champions, winning the Emms Trophy during the 2019-20 season and Quentin will be joining a highly skilled group of returning players including recently signed Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick, Jack Thompson along with the current 2021 NHL Draft eligible NHL Central Scouting rated players, Chase Stillman, Nick DeGrazia, and Landon McCallum.
“To receive the Jack Ferguson award as the 1st overall pick is very humbling and exciting,” said Quentin Musty. “To follow in the footsteps of some of the games’ greatest players like Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Connor McDavid and Quinton Byfield is a huge honor. I am grateful and so excited to join Dario Zulich and Rob Papineau in Sudbury with the ultimate goal of bringing an OHL and Memorial Cup championship to Sudbury. I am excited to play with and against some of the best competition in the world and I can’t wait to get started!”
“It was an amazing night when the Sudbury Wolves won the lottery but today is even more amazing to be able to add Quentin Musty to our team,” said Sudbury Wolves VP and General Manager, Rob Papineau. “He has been a dominant player for a number of years, and he was exceptional this season especially in the recent USA Hockey Youth Nationals where, as an underage player he led his team to the National Championship. Our fans are going to love Quentin as he is extremely talented, skilled and plays the game with such high compete that he will have our fans at the edge of their seats,” Papineau adds.
Quentin is one of the top rated 2005-born players in North America. He is a big, strong, and a highly skilled forward who has a remarkable shot and is a consistent danger in the offensive zone. He can use his size, speed, reach, agility, vision, and pro shot to beat defenders anywhere on the ice. The 6’2”, 190 lbs. left shot forward, is an intelligent player who possess elite skills with the drive and determination to win. Quentin spent the 2020-21 season with the North Jersey Avalanche, where he recorded 23 goals and 33 assists for 56 total points in just 27 games.
With the North Jersey Avalanche Quentin led his team to the USA Hockey Youth Tier-1 U16 National Championship. In 6 games played, Quentin tallied 9 goals and 8 assists for a total of 17 points. He led both his team and the tournament in scoring. His awareness on the ice and his hockey IQ positions him well, as a great fit to join a young team ready to make waves in the OHL’s Eastern Conference and defend Sudbury Wolves’ Central Division Championship title next season.
“I am so ecstatic that we were able to select Quentin Musty today,” said Owner and Governor, Dario Zulich. “A player with his talent at his age is both rare and very special. We are anxious and looking forward to getting Quentin to Sudbury to join our great group of players and our team, to help us bring home the Memorial Cup to the City of Greater Sudbury.”
The OHL Priority Selection will get underway on Friday June 4th at 7:00pm beginning with rounds 1-3. Rounds 4-15 begin Saturday June 5th at 9:00am. Wolves’ fans can follow along by visiting sudburywolves.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fans are also invited to can tune in to watch the draft LIVE on the OHL’s YouTube channel. The Wolves are back in action for the 2021-22 season this fall. #ReadyToRun!