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David Levin named December player of the month

Second-year forward scores 11 points in 10 games
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Sudbury Wolves sophomore forward David Levin has been named the Skater's Edge Player of the Month for December. Levin collected 11 points in 10 games last month. File photo.

The Sudbury Wolves have announced their players of the month award winners for the month of December.  Leading the way as the Skater's Edge Player of the Month is second-year forward, David Levin.

Skater’s Edge Player of the Month 

Sophomore David Levin has been named the Skater’s Edge Player of the Month  for the month of December. Levin had an outstanding month in December to help him climb the scoring chart. 

In 10 games in the month of December, Levin scored 11 points to rank third in team scoring. At the half way mark of the season, David currently sits just three points behind his point totals from last season. 

Sudbury Wolves Community Player of the Month 

Sudbury Wolves forward Ryan Valentini has been named the Sudbury Wolves Community Player of the Month  for his contribution to the City of Greater Sudbury during the month of December. 

Valentini is having a tremendous season on the ice, ranked second in team scoring with 29 points in 37 games, already surpassing last year’s totals. 

The Mississauga native is a great community leader for the Wolves and has participated in a number of community events, including school visits, assisting with the Sudbury Wolves Christmas Break Hockey Camp and participating in the Skate with the Wolves. 

Molson Canadian 3-star Award 

Russian forward Dmitry Sokolov has been awarded the Molson Canadian 3-star Award. 

Dmitry was named the first star of the game once and third star once in December. He was awarded the first star of the game in the final game of 2016 in Barrie where he scored two goals in a 3-1 victory over the Colts. 

He was the third star of the game in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Dec. 14. Dmitry currently leads the Wolves offensively with 34 points in 33 games and sits fifth in the league in goals scored with 24. The Minnesota Wild prospect was also the November Molson Canadian 3-Star Award winner.

Sudbury Wolves Hardest Working Forward 

The Sudbury Wolves Hardest Working Forward  for the month of December is rookie Shane Bultika. The Ilderton native has scored four goals and added six assists for 10 points in 32 games. 

He has come on strong as of late collecting four of those points in the last three games. The 17-year-old forward has a very strong work ethic and has been continuously improving as the season progresses. 

He was selected by the Wolves in the second round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. 

Sudbury Wolves Hardest Working Defensemen 

Reagan O’Grady has been selected as the Sudbury Wolves Hardest Working Defensemen for the month of December. The Lindsay, ON native is currently in his fourth season with the Sudbury Wolves and is a great leader for this team on and off the ice. 

Reagan remains a +1 in the plus/minus category and has notched nine points through 35 games. 

O’Grady is eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft this summer. 

Reg Wilkinson’s Men’s Wear Scholastic Player of the Month 

Wolves’ first year forward Owen Gilhula has been selected to receive the Reg Wilkinson’s Men’s Wear Scholastic Player of the Month award for December. 

Owen is enrolled in Law, English and Biology at Lasalle Secondary School where he is achieving a 79 per cent average.  The Stratford, ON native was selected by the Wolves in the second round of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. 

Gilhula recently scored his first two OHL goals just prior to the Christmas break. 

The Sudbury Wolves will present the December Players of the Month awards on Wednesday, Jan. 11 when they host the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at 7 p.m. for Game 3 of the Bell Challenge Cup. 



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