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Bulldogs Sign 14th Overall Selection Aiden O'Donnell

May 3, 2024 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Brantford Bulldogs News Release

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO. Brantford Bulldogs General Manager Matt Turek announced today the signing of 2024 14th overall selection, forward Aiden O'Donnell to an OHL Scholarship & Development Agreement.

O'Donnell, of Cole Harbour, NS, arrives in Brantford from the Steele Subaru U18 program in Dartmouth, NS where the 6'1", 170lbs left shot forward posted a tremendous 22 goals & 24 assists for 46 points in 31 games to lead his team in scoring as an underage player, finishing 4th overall in the Nova Scotia U18 Major Hockey League & winning that league's Rookie of the Year. O'Donnell continued his excellent season in the playoffs where he again led his team with 5 goals & 6 assists for 11 points in 12 games, finishing tied for 5th in the NSU18MHL.

Eligible for the OHL Draft through his father's (Chris O'Donnell) playing experience with Ottawa & Oshawa in the late 90's, Aiden has already carved out his own success story. Representing Canada at the Youth Olympic Games in 2024, O'Donnell posted 4 points in 4 games while leading the Canadian side with a plus-8 rating.

"The Brantford Bulldogs are extremely excited to receive a commitment from Aiden O'Donnell." said Bulldogs General Manager Matt Turek. "Aiden is a young man who brings every element we look for in a Bulldog, combing skill with a deep desire to win on the ice while bringing high character on and off the ice. This selection & signing also speaks to the commitment of our incredible scouting team who located Aiden half the country away and put in the work to watch him on video and in person and create a connection with Aiden & the O'Donnell family. We couldn't be more excited to bring Aiden to Brantford and to see him grow as a player and person as a Bulldog.".

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