Flint, Mich. – Flint Firebirds forward Amadeus Lombardi has been selected in the 4th round (#113 overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2022 NHL Draft, becoming the first Firebird to ever be drafted by the Red Wings.
Lombardi was a 13th round (#245 overall) selection by Flint back in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. In his first season, he produced 18 G and 41 A for 59 points which ranked 2nd on the team. He added 7 G and 8 A in the 2022 OHL Playoffs, also finishing second on the team with 15 points.
Lombardi joins teammate Gavin Hayes, who was selected in the 3rd round (#66 overall) by Chicago earlier, giving the Firebirds two drafted players for the fifth time in seven NHL Drafts since the move to Flint in 2015.
Simon Slavicek is the last of the ranked Firebirds players still waiting to hear their names called today as the NHL Draft continues on NHL Network and ESPN+ in the U.S. and on Sportsnet and TVASports in Canada.
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For more information, contact:
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club