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Petes Sign Colin Fitzgerald to OHL Scholarship and Development Agreement

May 4, 2024 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Peterborough Petes News Release

(Peterborough, ON) - On Saturday, May 4, Peterborough Petes General Manager and Vice President of Operations Michael Oke announced that the organization has signed 2024 third overall pick Colin Fitzgerald to an Ontario Hockey League Scholarship and Development Agreement.

Fitzgerald, a Peterborough, ON, native, was selected by the Petes in the first round, third overall, of the 2024 OHL Priority Selection. Last season, he featured in 34 games with the Peterborough Petes U16s, scoring 39 goals and adding 25 assists for 64 points. In eight playoff games, he scored 13 times and added 8 assists, helping the Petes to the OMHA Championships and the 2024 OHL Cup.

"It's special to continue to be wearing the maroon and white and play for my hometown team," said Fitzgerald. "Thank you to Coach Wilson and Mike Oke for giving me the opportunity to be a Pete."

In six OHL Cup games, the 6'1", 174 lbs centre finished tied for the tournament lead in scoring with eight goals and five assists for 13 points, leading the Petes to a semi-final finish and being named to the All-Star team.

"We're extremely excited to add Colin to our group," noted Oke. "Colin is a very talented right-handed centreman who uses his size to his advantage. He's got a good shot and is strong at faceoffs. With Colin being a Peterborough native, we were able to watch him a lot this year as he continuously improved his game, leading the U16 Petes to an OHL Cup Semi-final appearance and being named to the tournament all-star team. We're looking forward to aiding in his development for years to come."

The CHL Import Draft takes place on Wednesday, July 3rd 2024 at 11:00 a.m. The Petes hold the ninth overall selection in the draft.

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