Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis announced on May 25th the commitment from 2017 draft pick Robert Calisti.
The Toronto, ON native was the Greyhounds’ third Round Pick (second overall by the club) in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
“We are very excited to welcome Robert and his family to the program. What makes Robert one of the top offensive defencemen in this age group is his ability to push the pace with his skating and puck movement” began Hounds GM Kyle Raftis.
“Combined with an elite shot from the blueline and tenacity on the defensive side of the puck, we are very excited to be a part of Robert’s future hockey and academic successes” he added.
The 5’09” and 172 lbs defenceman played one season ago with the Toronto Nationals Minor Midget hockey club.
In 33 regular season games played, Robert had five goals and 15 assists (20 points) with the Nationals before adding three points (1g, 2a) in seven games played at the OHL Cup.
Most recently, Calisti rounded out the OHL Gold Cup earlier this month as the highest scoring defenceman in the tournament.
In five games he notched five assists including two power play points.
“I’m extremely excited to be a part of the Soo Greyhounds. They are a great organization and I’m thankful for the opportunity they have given me. I’m looking forward to getting started” said Calisti.
Source: Soo Greyhounds