Sting acquire rights to 67’s first round pick

Nicholas Moldenhauer. (Photo by Tim Cornett courtesy of the Sarnia Sting).

The Sarnia Sting have acquired the rights to Nicholas Moldenhauer of the Ottawa 67’s in exchange for a 15th round selection in the 2022 Draft.

The teen from Mississauga was the 67’s first-round selection and 20th overall pick in 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

In addition to a 15th round pick, the 67’s will receive conditional picks if Moldenhauer commits to the OHL.

Moldenhauer recorded 122 points (45 goals and 77 assists) in 63 U16 AAA games played during the 2019-2020 season.

“[Moldenhauer] is a player who really impressed us in his draft year, he has elite skill and compete level. Should he choose to play in the OHL we believe is a cornerstone type player,” said Sting General Manager Dylan Seca.

Earlier this week, the Sting also welcomed new and returning staff ahead of the regular season.

Scott Jones will return as director of player development for his fourth season with the club. Jones is also the skating and skill development consultant for the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. Jack Edmands, who was previously an intern with the Sting, has joined the club as a video scout and statistical analyst.

New to the team are Dave McPherson who will be the team’s lead statistical and research analyst, and Matt Barnes who will be the Sting’s official mental performance coach. Barnes is also the owner of Southwest Counselling Services in Point Edward.

The Sting return to the ice in pre-season play on Friday at Progressive Auto Sales Arena to face the Windsor Spitfires. Only season ticket holders will be able to attend the game due to capacity restrictions.