Game of Sunday, April 21st, 2019 – Ottawa at Oshawa
The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a playoff game played in Oshawa on the 21st of April, 2019, involving the Generals and the visiting Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club.
The incident reviewed was a roughing infraction involving contact to the head of an opponent which was assessed to player Anthony Salinitri of the Oshawa Generals Hockey Club.
Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Anthony Salinitri shall be suspended for six (6) games effective immediately.
In Minor Midget AAA, Salinitri played for and captained the Windsor Jr Spitfires during the 2013/14 season. In 32 games, he scored 23 goals and added 17 assists and followed that up with 2 goals and 3 assists in 9 playoff games. He won a bronze medal at the OHL Gold Cup and was named Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario Player of the Year.
He was drafted by the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds in the first round of the OHL Priority Selection. On a very deep Greyhounds roster, Salinitri played in 21 games scoring once and adding 6 assists. Loading up for a deep playoff run, the Greyhounds would send Salinitri to the Sarnia Sting as part of the Anthony DeAngelo trade.
Salinitri would close out the season with the Sting playing in 29 games. He contributed 7 goals and 5 assists and would add two more helpers in 5 playoff games.
Salinitri would also represent Canada White at the World Hockey Challenge Under-17 scoring a goal in 5 games.
Some trades by the Sting – also loading up for a playoff run – dropped Salinitri down the depth chart. To date, he has 9 goals and 8 assists in 50 games.
Salinitri has good speed which is also apparent with the puck on his stick. He can be creative with the puck and can make plays. He gains zone entry with his speed and possession. He can get in on the forecheck but needs to add strength to be more effective. He will not shy away from the physical game. He’s good defensively and won’t get caught cheating. He’s also a good penalty killer. Besides adding strength, his biggest need is to find more consistency in his game.
Salinitri was ranked 126th on NHL Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings in January.