The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce that Russian forward Dmitry Sokolov has made a commitment to play for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League this season. Sokolov, 17, was regarded as one of the most skilled young forwards available in the CHL Import Draft and the Wolves were able to select the Omsk, Siberia native with their 3rd overall selection.
The announcement was made at the home of Wolves’ owners Mark & Karen Burgess where Sokolov was welcomed by the Burgess Family and was also greeted by a number of Sudbury Wolves current and former players including: Nick Foligno (Columbus Blue Jackets), Marcus Foligno (Buffalo Sabres), Derek MacKenzie (Florida Panthers), Conor Cummins, Connor Burgess, Tyler Arps, Kyle Lekun, Mike Muzyka and former Player, Head Coach & GM Mike Foligno (New Jersey Devils). Also on hand were Sudbury Wolves new Head Coach David Matsos who had a chance to meet the Wolves’ import for the first time.
“I have heard nothing but accolades from NHL personnel since we selected Sokolov” notes Matsos. “I know that ownership and management are determined to attract the very best players to Sudbury and Dmitry is certainly one of the very best. This was a great family gathering today at the Burgess home and it speaks to their dedication and commitment to Dmitry and gives him an opportunity to adjust to his new surroundings.”
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The Sudbury Wolves are the #1 supplier of hockey players to the NHL over the past 25 years — in the entire CHL — as identified by The Hockey News — March, 2015 edition.
Pictured above from left to right:
Derek MacKenzie, Nick Foligno, Conor Cummins, Connor Burgess, Dmitry Sokolov, Mark Burgess, Tyler Arps, Marcus Foligno and David Matsos.