The Kingston Frontenacs are pleased to announce that the organization has received commitments from Martin Chromiak and Vitali Pinchuk to return to the team for the 2020/21 season. Both players were selected by the Frontenacs during the 2019 CHL Import Draft.
“We are thrilled to have commitments from Martin and Vitali for the upcoming season”, said Associate Coach, Luca Caputi. “Both players demonstrated skill, talent and a high level of character during their rookie seasons. We are excited to see their development as they enter their second season in the Ontario Hockey League”.
Chromiak, a 6’00”, 181 lbs. forward from Ilava, SVK was selected 2nd overall by the Frontenacs in the 2019 CHL Import Draft. Martin spent the beginning of the 2019-20 season with HK Dukla Trencin of the Slovakian Tipsport Liga before joining Kingston in early January, 2020. Martin finished the season with 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points in just 28 games played. Martin was selected to the second OHL All-Rookie Team in late May and he is ranked as one of the top wingers eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft.
Pinchuk, a 5’11”, 165 lbs. forward from Zhlobin, Belarus was the 2nd round selection by the Frontenacs in the 2019 CHL Import Draft. During the 2019-20 season, Vitali showcased incredible skill and playmaking abilities. He was able to contribute to the scoresheet while serving in a limited role throughout the season. In 54 games played, Vitali registered 13 goals and 21 assists. His 34 points ranked him eighth in OHL rookie scoring.
Martin Chromiak and Vitali Pinchuk will both play huge roles in any success the Kingston Frontenacs have during the 2020/21 season.