Saginaw native Brendan Kischnick
signed an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement this afternoon to play hockey for the 2017 defending OHL champion Erie Otters for the upcoming 2017-18 OHL season.
The 5-foot-9 165-pound, right-shooting defenseman had 12-points (1-goal, 11-assists) in 31 games for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies last season, and put together a great performance, scoring 2-goals in 4-games for TPH Thunder in the 2016-17 OHL Cup tournament, while also scoring 1-goal in 3-games for Team Kelly at the 2016-17 USA Select-15 tournament.
The Otters begin defense of its 2017 J. Ross Robertson Cup championship on the road against the Peterborough Petes on Thursday Sep. 21, at the Peterborough Memorial Centre in Peterborough, ON.
Kischnick will first face the Saginaw Spirit on Sat. Nov. 11, at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, PA., however, the date he will likely have circled on his calendar is Nov. 19, when his Otters make the first trip to Saginaw for a 5:30 pm Sunday afternoon game at the Dow Event Center.