LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO – The Leamington Flyers once again have a player being noticed at the highest level.
Goaltender, Sebastian Gatto has been named one of NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary players to watch.
The list is a compilation of draft-eligible prospects from all the major development leagues throughout North America and Europe.
Gatto was given a “C” rating, which would indicate he’s a potential fourth-fifth round pick in this year’s NHL Draft.
“It’s exciting to be on the list,” Gatto shares. “I know there’s still a lot of work ahead. I truly appreciate the support from my teammates, coaches and the Flyers organization.”
A Troy, Michigan native, Gatto is 6-4-0-1 for the Flyers this year, with a 2.69 goals against average (11th best in OJHL) and a 0.924 save percentage (7th best in OJHL).
The NHL’s Central Scouting Department has been a scouting service for NHL member clubs since 1975-76.
The Flyers had two players, Ryan MacPherson and Connor MacPherson, on the Central Scouting List last season. Ryan MacPherson was selected 172nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers. Connor, now playing with Penticton of the BCHL received a ‘W‘ ranking, projecting him as a 6th or 7th round selection in the 2024 NHL Draft.
Leamington is back in action at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre tonight, when they host the Niagara Falls Canucks at 7:10pm in their annual Pink on the Rink night.
More information can be found on the team’s social media channels and www.leamingtonflyers.com.