Sarnia native Glavin signs with Saginaw

Saginaw Spirit Head Coach Chris Lazary (L), Josh Glavin (C), Dave Drinkill (R) (Photo courtesy of

Sarnia native Josh Glavin has signed an OHL Standard Player Agreement with the Saginaw Spirit.

The 15-year-old defenceman, from the Lambton Jr. Sting U16 team, was selected in the third round of the recent OHL draft.

This past season, Glavin scored four goals and 14 assists for 18 points in 27 games. He earned a call up to the Sarnia Legionnaires Jr. B club and contributed two goals and four assists for six points in 10 games against much older competition.

“It’s really exciting,” said Glavin. “I was not sure if I was going back to Sarnia or not, I just knew I wanted to play in the OHL and this is definitely how I wanted it to end up. When I was little, there wasn’t really the NHL for me, it was always about the OHL, it’s exciting looking up to those guys now knowing that I am one of those guys that kids can look up to. My favourite part of the game is to move the puck and make plays in the neutral zone. (The style in Saginaw) will suit my game well and I’ll have a lot of fun playing here.”

Saginaw General Manager Dave Drinkill is happy to welcome Glavin to the team.

“Josh is a player we know extremely well with the background of his dad (Sarnia Asst. GM Mark Glavin) and Chris (Lazary, former Sarnia Sting Asst. Coach), but it’s not all about that, it’s about who he is as a player,” said Drinkill. “He was a captain of his minor hockey team, a two-way defenseman with size, who can skate. We feel there is a lot of development in his game that is still yet to come. He played some games in Jr. B this season against older competition and they put him in situations to be a real impact player. We’re excited about (Josh), we were happy to get him, happy he has signed here today and part of the future here in Saginaw.”

Glavin is eligible for the 2025 NHL Draft.

He will wear number 5 this season when the Spirit hit the ice come October 2022.