This week, we get to know defenceman, Matthew Altomare, who was selected by the Steelheads in the eighth round, 153rd overall in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
Weight: 161 lbs
Hometown: Pickering, Ont.
Previous Team: Ajax/Pickering Raiders Minor Midget AAA
From Pickering, Ont., left-handed defenceman Matthew Altomare tallied three goals and 13 assists for 16 points in 33 games played in the ETAMMHL. The offensive-minded defenceman would add seven assists in eight playoff games for the Raiders as well as one goal during the OHL Cup.
Childhood hockey idol: PK Subban
Favourite pump-up song: Rocky Theme Song – “Going the Distance”
Favourite pre-game meal: Pasta with meat sauce
Favourite non-hockey athlete: Al Pacino
One thing people don’t know about me: I love history, it’s my favourite subject
Favourite NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Beginning hockey at the age of three, hockey has always been a big part of the Altomare family. Throughout the years, Altomare believes he has developed into a very mobile defenceman. When describing his style of play, he says, “I can make good heads up plays off the rush and generate lots of offence. I can use my edges very well and slip around big opponents to make plays. I can be counted on in big game situations to get the job done!”