“Dream Come True” For Veccia
The Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs forward was a 3rd round pick, 43rd overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 2020 Draft.
“Felt pretty awesome,” he said. “Proud. Dream come true.”
Veccia finished 7th overall in Alliance regular season scoring with 20 goals and 46 points in 29 games and followed that up by scoring 18 points in only 16 playoff games en route to the Alliance title.
The Mississauga Steelheads were high on Veccia, taking him earlier than many projected.
“Mississauga told me they saw my stock rising in the 2nd half of this season and told me that they liked I was a complete player and lots of room for growth,” Veccia explained of his communication with the Steelheads.
“Zander plays a fast hard game. He’s difficult to play against every shift. He played on a top minor midget team in EMC, playing on their top line and scored on a consistent basis. He plays 200’ every game and we look forward to seeing him in the blue and white soon,” James Richmond, Mississauga’s head coach and general manager said following the selection of Veccia.
Now, for the talented forward, he can’t wait to get into camp, and make an impact in the OHL.
“Can’t wait,” said Veccia. “I’m really proud about going to Steelheads and playing in the best development league in the world.”
Veccia thanked his coaches, and family for their support, and was also proud to be one of 9 Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs selected.