The Kitchener Rangers inked forward Joseph Garreffa Jr. Monday morning at the Aud.
The Toronto native was the team's third round selection (44th overall) in this year's OHL draft.
Garreffa had 17 goals and 22 assists in 32 games for the Toronto Titans this past season and was a standout on the GTHL Blue squad that won the OHL Cup championship earlier this month in Kitchener. In that tournament, the 15-year-old had eight points (3G, 5A) in five games.
At 5-foot-6 and 171 pounds, he's not the biggest centre but he isn't afraid to play hard or go after the puck. And, of course, he's still very young.
With Garreffa's signing the Rangers now have two of this year's draft picks (D Elijah Roberts is also on board) locked up for next season.
The roster is getting crowded. Here's a look at players under contract:
Forwards (14): Brandon Robinson, Ryan MacInnis, David Miller, Darby Llewellyn, Gustaf Franzen, Adam Mascherin, Nick Magyar, Mason Kohn, Connor Bunnaman, Mike Davies, Jacob Cascagnette, Mark Bzowey, Jack Kilgour, Joseph Garreffa
Defence (7): Frank Hora, Dmitrii Sergeev, Dylan Di Perna, Doug Blaisdell, Connor Hall, Sean Allen, Elijah Roberts
Goalies (3): Dawson Carty, Matt Greenfield, Izzy Benigno