Cull, a 5-11 and 190 lb forward, hails from Thunder Bay and was selected 30th overall in the second round of the 2010 OHL Draft. In return, the Wolves dealt forward Sam Schutt to the Frontenacs. Schutt, 18, was also selected in the second round of the 2010 OHL draft by the Wolves, 40th overall.
Cull recorded eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points in 63 games last season in Kingston. He also added 120 minutes in penalties. The skilled two-way forward had 27 goals and 36 assists for 63 points in 32 games in his minor midget year with the Thunder Bay Kings AAA team, according to a news release. Cull is a right-shot forward that can play on either wing as well as the centre position.
He is not related to Wolves’ head coach Trent Cull.
“We are very pleased to welcome Nathan Cull to our organization” said Wolves’ GM Blaine Smith. “Nathan is one of those players that other teams do not enjoy playing against and he has good offensive skills including a pro shot. We believe that Nathan will help spark our team’s offence as well as adding more grit and toughness to our line-up.”
“I’m excited to get to Sudbury and help the Wolves succeed this season” said Cull. “Sudbury’s
style is an excellent fit for my game and I have some good friends on the Sudbury team, so I am looking forward to joining them this week and getting off to a fresh start in Sudbury.”
The Sudbury Wolves extended their appreciation to Schutt for his contribution to the team over the past
two years and wish him well in his new home in Kingston.
“Sam is an outstanding young man and someone that we will miss in our line-up and in our room” said Smith. “We know that he will enjoy his new opportunity in Kingston and we want to thank him for his personal efforts and contribution to the Sudbury Wolves.”
Cull will make his debut in a Wolves’ uniform this weekend as the Wolves will play three games in less than three days beginning Oct. 26 when the Wolves host NHL top draft selections: Dougie Hamilton, Ryan Strome, Brett Ritchie and the Niagara IceDogs. Game time is 7:35 p.m.
On Oct. 27, the Wolves will once again hit the road for a trip to Owen Sound before ending the weekend with a matinee contest in Mississauga on Oct. 28.
Tickets are still available for the Oct. 26 match-up with the IceDogs at the Sudbury Arena ticket office. Call 705-671-3000 to order seats by credit card or order seat tickets online at www.city.greatersudbury.on.ca.