Michigan State loses sophomore blueliner Eliot to OHL’s Sarnia Sting


Michigan State sophomore defenseman Mitch Eliot has left the Spartans and will join the OHL’s Sarnia Sting, effective immediately.

“I have chosen to join the Sarnia Sting in hopes of pursuing my interests to play professional hockey one day while being able to combine that with continuing to work towards earning my college degree,” Eliot said in a statement released by the Sting. “The club is having an outstanding season and I am extremely excited to join them down the stretch and into the playoffs.”

This season, Eliot had two goals and five points in 26 games for MSU.

He posted three assists in 35 games as a freshman.

“To be able to add a veteran defenseman who has been playing at such a high level is huge for our hockey club,” added Sarnia GM Nick Sinclair. “We had always left the door open to Mitch and we are very happy that he and his family have chosen to join us to further Mitch’s development both on and off the ice. He is a very good two-way defenseman and is also a very mature young man who has been around pro hockey all of his life. Again, we are extremely excited to welcome both Mitch and his family to the Sarnia Sting hockey club.”

Eliot is expected to make his debut with the Sting on Saturday night.