The big 20-year-old was returned to the OHL by the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. The native of Dryden, Ont., enjoyed an “outstanding NHL camp,” the Pack said, but Leaf management opted to return the physical 6-2, 210-lb defenceman to the Wolves for his final season in the OHL.
“Kevin is excited about our team and recognizes the opportunity to be a leader for us this season,” said GM Blaine Smith. “Kevin was more of a depth defenceman with the defensive corps in London last season, but with our club, he now has the ability to be a top-pairing defenceman and log a lot of minutes.
“Our team is a lot better with Kevin’s return to our lineup.”
With Raine back, the return of all six Wolves’ players who were attending NHL camps during the past two weeks is complete. Nick Baptiste, Mathew Campagna, Franky Palazzese and Dominik Kubalik have all returned to Sudbury.
Newly acquired forward Connor Crisp is expected to arrive in Sudbury on today after being returned to the OHL by the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.