Otters’ Surprised By Girhiny’s Depature


A day removed from learning of Christian Girhiny’s decision to leave the Erie Otters just a month into his final season, several of Girhiny’s former teammates say they were surprised when they learned of his plan.

Girhiny told the Otters he was to be released to focus on his education and other career opportunities. According to captain Kyle Maksimovich, who along with Girhiny and Gera Poddubnyi were the only members of the Otters’ OHL Championship team still on the roster, Girhiny texted him minutes prior to the team releasing the news.

Maksimovich and others wished Girhiny the best of luck and admitted that the overage forward’s decision couldn’t have been an easy one.

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