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Tullio, Robinson commit to Generals

Oshawa Generals first round pick in the 2018 Priority Selection Ty Tllio signs an agreement to commit to the team. Second rounder Dylan Robinson has also penned an agreement. (Photo by Ian Goodall)

The Oshawa Generals have wrapped up their top two choices in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection draft.

Centres Ty Tullio and Dylan Robinson have both signed standard OHL agreements with the club over the past few weeks.

Tullio, son of owner Rocco Tullio, was selected with the 11th overall pick in the Priority Selection.

The 16-year-old tallied 38 goals and 51 assists for 89 points in 50 games with the Vaughan Kings of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) during the 2017-18 season, finishing second overall in scoring.

“It’s a great feeling to be signed by such a first-class organization like the Generals,” Tullio said. “I have seen many successful players come through this organization growing up and I know my time here will help me develop and grow as a player as I take my game to the next level.”

Interestingly, Robinson, who signed his agreement last week, was right behind Tullio in GTHL scoring with 84 points.

The 6’1, 165 pound Pickering native was chosen in the second round, 28th overall in the Priority Selection.

Both Tullio and Robinson had impressive performances in the OHL Cup held in March.

Robinson, playing for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, notched six goals and five assists on his way to being named tournament MVP.

Not to be outdone, Tullio scored 10 points (five goals and assists apiece).

The two were on opposing sides in the tournament final, with Toronto coming out on top.

General manager Roger Hunt is pleased the team’s top two picks have committed about a month after the draft.

“With the addition of Dylan, along with Ty, to our forward group, I really like the way

our front is shaping up heading into this season,” Hunt says.