The Sudbury Wolves announced that their fifth round selection from the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, Payton Robinson, has committed to the hockey club.
“We are thrilled to add Payton to the Wolves,” said Sudbury Wolves VP and General Manager Rob Papineau. “He is an outstanding and mature young man. Payton is an excellent skater and makes that great first pass. He was a key member of that Don Mills Flyers OHL Cup Championship team in 2019."
Papineau added that Robinson is a big intelligent right-shot defenceman who plays a strong two-way game and has been a guy that we have had many NHL teams asking about for the draft and is a player who wants to help the Wolves win and become a pro.
"I am beyond excited to join the Wolves and bring a memorial cup to the city of Sudbury,” said Robinson. “Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen."
Robinson was selected 97th overall in 2019 from the Don Mills Flyers where he recorded three goals and 35 assists in 68 games.
During the 2019-2020 season, Robinson played with the Burlington Cougars of the OJHL where he notched 15 points (2G – 13A) in 46 games as a 16-year-old. His rights were acquired in the OJHL by the Collingwood Blues in the summer of 2020.
Robinson a 6-3 191 lb. defenceman from Burlington and just recently turned 18 in late April is ready to add size and skill to the Wolves’ blueline.
The Wolves will be selecting first overall in the 2021 edition of the OHL Priority Selection. Wolves’ fans can follow the 2021 OHL Priority Selection on June 4 and 5 through the livestream on the OHL’s YouTube channel.
Brandon Scott spoke with Robinson recently and welcomed him to the team. You can watch that video here.