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Milestone Moment: Castleman Joins Exclusive IceDogs’ Club

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Oliver Castleman joined an exclusive group of Niagara IceDogs Friday night in Sudbury. The over-age forward skated in his 250th career regular-season Ontario Hockey League game, becoming just the tenth player in team history to reach the elusive milestone.

“It’s pretty special being able to say you played in 250 games in the OHL, not many people get to say they achieved that, it means a lot,” Castleman said.

General Manager Joey Burke reflected: “I remember when we drafted him, and he came in an unassuming guy and didn’t know if he’d make the team, but his commitment, passion, and positivity is something that I think all the guys can strive to emulate and learn from.

Selected by Niagara in the fourth round of the 2016 Ontario Hockey League Priority Draft (78th overall), the Ottawa native is grateful for the opportunity he’s been afforded by the organization.

“Being able to say I got to play all 250 games in an IceDogs’ uniform makes me proud and is something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. I can’t thank the organization enough for helping me grow into the person, I am today on and off the ice.”

The entire IceDogs’ organization would like to congratulate Oliver on this significant accomplishment!

Niagara IceDogs’ all-time games played leaders

Andrew Agozzino 318
Alex Friesen 292
Johnny Corneil 290
Aaron Haydon 278
Anthony DiFruscia 270
Carter Verhaeghe 262
Ben Jones 260
Shayne Rover 259
Freddie Hamilton 258
Oliver Castleman 250

 

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