Firebirds Select Forward Jeremy Martin with 15th Overall Pick in OHL Priority Selection

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today that the club has selected forward Jeremy Martin with the 15th overall pick in the 2023 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore.

“It’s been my dream (to be a first-round pick) since I was a kid,” Martin said. “I am thrilled and honored to be selected by such a great organization.”

Martin comes from the U16 Toronto Marlboros out of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL). He produced 28 G and 15 A in 32 GP, as well as added 3 G, and 1 A while going +3 in 5 GP at the OHL Cup. The Ajax, Ont. native stands at 6-foot-0, 179 pounds

“I like to get the fans going,” Martin said. “I’m a big forward that likes to throw his body around and to score goals.”

“We’d like to welcome Jeremy and his family to our organization,” Head Coach and General Manager Ted Dent said. “We like that he is a big, strong power forward and believe he’ll be a great addition to our team for years to come.”

Scouting Report from Head Scout Mike Oliverio: “We like the way he plays. He is a physical player and plays a heavy game. He has the skill to match and always is coming at you. He plays with pace and has an exceptional first three steps as well as has a scoring touch with a pro-like shot.”

The OHL Priority Selection continues tonight with Rounds 1-3 and tomorrow for Rounds 4-15 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Flint Firebirds have 17 more picks in this year’s draft and fans can watch FREE on Fans are also encouraged to continue the conversation on social media throughout the draft weekend using #OHLDraft. Additionally, be sure to follow the Firebirds OHL Draft Central page as well as on social media for all picks and content.

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For more information, contact:

Jack Sznewajs
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club

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