Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today that forward Amadeus Lombardi (pronounced am-uh-day-uhs, lum-bar-dee) has committed to an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Standard Player Agreement and education package with the Firebirds.
“We are excited to have Amadeus and his family committed to the Flint Firebirds’ organization,” said Flint Firebirds Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Barclay Branch. “Amadeus brings speed, skill and a strong work ethic to our lineup. He will play a significant role with our club moving forward.”
Lombardi, a native of Aurora, Ont., recorded an impressive 95 points (36G, 59A) in 72 games this season with the Toronto Titans Midget AAA Hockey Club in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL). He played a key role in leading the Titans to a 24-7-2 first-place finish and the GTHL Regular Season Championship, now known as the Pro Hockey Life Cup. Additionally, Lombardi helped the Titans capture the 5th-Annual Vaughan Kings Classic, finishing first among all skaters in the tournament with 14 points (5G, 9A) in just seven games.
“It’s an amazing feeling to be a Firebird,” said Lombardi. “Ever since I was drafted by Flint, it has been my goal to sign with the Firebirds. It’s such a great organization there that I’m really excited to play for. They have a great staff. When I went to both camps, everyone was so nice and welcoming and they treat their players top notch. I’m really happy.”
The 5-foot-10, 155-pound skater played in six Junior A games this past season with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). Lombardi was also awarded the OJHL’s ‘All-Star Affiliates’ game’ Most Valuable Player (MVP), after recording four points (1G, 3A) in one contest.
He was originally selected by the Firebirds in the 13th-round (244th overall) of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, after tallying 48 points (19G, 29A) in 58 games with the Toronto Titans Minor Midget AAA Hockey Club (GTHL).
About The Flint Firebirds: The Flint Firebirds are a proud member of the prestigious 20-team Ontario Hockey League. The OHL is one of three leagues that constitute the 60-team Canadian Hockey League (CHL), which is known as the world’s premiere player development league for the NHL. On NHL opening day rosters in October, 70% of NHL players were CHL alums. Since the Firebirds’ inception in Flint, Michigan five seasons ago, the team has produced 18 NHL signed or drafted players. More than 250 scouts representing all 31 NHL clubs attended a Firebirds game in Flint throughout the 2019-20 season. The Firebirds average nearly 3,000 fans per game at the newly renovated Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, reaching over 100,000 fans each OHL season.