Brigden’s Kaden Fulcher, who recently won the Jalen Day Memorial Award for the top goalie in AAA, was drafted by the Sarnia Sting.
Brigden’s Kaden Fulcher plans to make his mark on the Ontario Hockey League.
The Sarnia Sting has nabbed the local player and hope he will have an impact on the franchise in the seasons to come.
The Sting chose the Brigden goaltender in the 13th round, 241st overall from the Lambton Junior Sting.
The 5’11”, 154 lbs. puckstoper with a goals against of 2.76, was one of two goalies taken by the Sting in the draft.
The 15-year-old called it an honour to be taken by his hometown team.
“Unbelieveable feeling to get drafted by such a great organization” said Fulcher on his Twitter account.
But Fulcher didn’t know about his future with the Sting right away. “The draft was on the computer, but I tried not to pay too much attention to it – I tried to go about my daily life and not pay too much attention.”
The LCCVI student says he figured out he’d been drafted when he saw messages of congratulations on Facebook.
Then the team called to congratulate him and try to put together a workout schedule. “It was pretty much the best phone call of my life…I was pretty excited,” Fulcher told The Independent.
“This has always been my dream playing the OHL and maybe make it into the NHL. It would be an amazing experience to play in the NHL – it would just be incredible,” says Fulcher, adding he’d love to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. But he knows nothing is a given.
The 15 year old will work out with the Sting this summer then head to Toronto to play for Hill Academy in Vaughn – a prep school where the curriculum is tough and hockey is king. He hopes he will be able to play a few games for the Sting this year.
“My parents have always told me if you work hard enough you’ll be able to do it,” says Fulcher. “I don’t know if because I’m a 13th round draft pick if people will underestimate me, but I want to be the guy that proves everyone wrong.”