Otters’ Girhiny Leaves One Month Into Final Season


Christian Girhiny to Pursue Educational Opportunities

Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown announced today that overage forward Christian Girhiny has opted to forgo his final Ontario Hockey League season with the Erie Otters to pursue educational opportunities and found his career ambitions.

Selected by Erie 219th overall in the 11th round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, Christian Girhiny would go on to play 185 career regular season games for the Otters, 44th most in team history, and post 68 points (28G-40A) over his four-year OHL career. The 20-year-old winger’s 33 postseason games sit him tied for 25th most playoff games played in Erie’s record book and include appearances in all 22 games on the Otters run to the 2017 OHL Championship. The Thorold, Ontario native also suited up for the team in all five of their Memorial Cup matchups in May 2017, recording a goal in their tournament opener against the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds.

“For four years Christian has dedicated himself to the organization and gave the team his all,” Otters General Manager Dave Brown said of Girhiny. “He was a key part to our groups over the years and helped the Otters to the top of the league not too long ago. Christian represented the Otters at and away from the rink, and we can’t thank him enough for his contributions to the organization during his career. We wish him the very best moving forward with his future endeavors.”

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