Barrie, ON – Barrie Colts General Manager Jason Ford announced today that forward Givani Smith has committed to the team and has signed an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement.
The Colts selected the Toronto, Ontario native in the 1st round, 13th overall in the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection draft.
This past May, Smith competed at the 2014 OHL Gold Cup in Kitchener for Team GTHL Red where he notched three goals and two assists in five games played.
“Givani is a heart and soul player that plays a hard brand of physical hockey. He competes game in and game out, has very good touch with the puck and can make skilled plays, said Colts General Manager Jason Ford.
Most recently, Givani was selected on Canada’s U17 Red team which will participate at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia-Lambton, Ont on November 2-8.
The 6’1”, 192lbs left-winger is the younger brother of London Knights forward Gemel Smith who recently signed an entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars who selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft.
“He has an OHL shot, skates well and will get better over time due to his tremendous work ethic. Givani is the type of kid that takes challenges head on, and has always been a leader among his teammates at his age group,” added Ford.
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