Monday, May 18, 2009

Skilled Camara commits to the Spirit

The Saginaw Spirit has announced the signing of first-round pick Anthony Camara, who was selected 14th overall in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection.

The 1993-born Toronto native spent the 2008-09 season with the Mississauga Senators, notching 31 goals and 25 assists in 31 regular-season games.

“Being at the rookie camp this past weekend to see the city and meet my teammates was great,” stated Camara. “I also enjoyed meeting all of the passionate fans at (last Saturday's) awards ceremony.”

“Probably the best way to describe Anthony is that he is a bigger Jordan Szwarz,” stated Spirit head coach Todd Watson following the May 2 draft. “He is a big competitor that hits, works, and plays hard. He also has the skill to put up big numbers. We are very excited to have Anthony join our team.”

From the OHL Scouting Report: Camara is an up and down, hard nosed winger who plays a very effective game. His strength is his highly competitive physical play and he shows the potential to be more productive offensively then your typical physical winger. He keeps his game pretty honest and competes on a consistent basis. He isn’t flashy, but his play does play a big role in the success of his hockey club. He has the look of a player that you need to be successful.

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