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Hayes, Lombardi Ranked in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings

Flint, Mich. – NHL Central Scouting released their final pre-draft rankings today and two Flint Firebirds made the list.

Gavin Hayes (previously ranked 68th) moved up to 51st overall for North American skaters. Hayes, the native of Westland, Mich., finished the year with 19 G and 30 A for 49 Pts, which was the 10th-best among OHL rookies. He set the single-season rookie franchise record for assists and points.

Amadeus Lombardi (previously unranked) moved all the way up to 94th for North American skaters. Lombardi finished the year second on the team in points (59) and assists (41). The former 13th-round pick of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection currently leads the team in points (8) in the playoffs with 4 G and 4 A.

The Firebirds have had at least one player selected in the NHL Draft in each of their six seasons since being a member of the Ontario Hockey League. Since Flint’s inception just seven seasons ago in 2015, the club has now had 22 drafted or NHL-signed players on its roster.

The Flint Firebirds will host the Soo Greyhounds in Round Two of the OHL Playoffs beginning with Game 1 Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Dort Financial Center. Visit flintfirebirds.com and follow @flintfirebirds on social media for the full series schedule. Tickets are on sale now on ETIX and at the Dort Financial Center box office.

For more information, contact:

Jack Sznewajs
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
jack@flintfirebirds.com

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