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TPH Academy Alumni Lucas Ellinas and Cole Hutson Selected in the 2024 NHL Draft

TPH Academy is proud to announce that Lucas Ellinas and Cole Hutson, two exceptional student-athlete Alumni, have been selected in the 2024 NHL Draft. Their selection is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and talent on the ice and a source of inspiration for all aspiring-elite student-athletes.


Lucas Ellinas, a 2024 TPH Academy Study-only Waterloo Region graduate and left wing with the Kitchener Rangers, was drafted 104th overall by the Ottawa Senators. Ellinas joined TPH Waterloo Region as TPH Academy is the Official Academic Provider for the OHL Kitchener Rangers. Ellinas was known as a valuable asset on the ice and in the TPH Academy Waterloo Region community. He was a standout for his time and hard work alongside his peers in the classroom and the gym.


“TPH Waterloo Region was thrilled to see Lucas Ellinas selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 2024 NHL Draft,” shared TPH Academy Waterloo Region Head of Academics Shannon Murdock. “Elly is one of the hardest working students both on the ice and in the classroom. We are proud to see him accomplish one of his dreams and look forward to cheering him on with the Sens.”


TPH Academy is built for aspiring-elite student-athletes, and prides itself on developing individualized academic plans, customized training programs, and holistic mentorship opportunities. Together, these factors allow student-athletes to focus on what matters most to them—advancing in and beyond their game.


Former TPH Academy Detroit student-athlete and Team USA U18 defenseman Cole Hutson was drafted 43rd overall by the Washington Capitals. A devoted student-athlete on and off the ice, Hutson made an impact on his TPH Detroit community in more ways than one.


“TPH Detroit was excited to see Cole taken by the Washington Capitals last weekend in the 2024 NHL entry draft,” shared TPH Academy Detroit Director, Dwayne Norris. “[Cole is] a terrific young man who was committed on the ice and in the classroom during his time with us in our Academy model. We wish him the very best in his future hockey endeavors with the Capitals.”


Hutson joins his older brother, Lane, playing at the professional level. Lane is a fellow TPH Academy Detroit alumnus and was drafted 62nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2022 NHL Draft. 


“Congratulations to Lucas Ellinas and Cole Hutson, their families, coaches, and communities on this well-deserved achievement. TPH Academy is not just proud, but thrilled and excited about these young men’s success. We eagerly look forward to following their careers and are excited to see what the future holds for them in the NHL and beyond,” shared TPH Academy CEO, Alan Keeso.


TPH is honored to have played a role in the development of Ellinas and Hutson. The TPH Academy model aims to enhance the next generation of impact players – in and beyond the game. Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 academic year across TPH Academy’s U.S. and Canada locations. Locate your nearest TPH Academy campus here and submit your application today. To learn more about TPH Academy’s Study, Train, and Play model, visit www.tphacademy.com


About TPH Academy:

TPH Academy is an academy-style, focused environment where dedicated student-athletes study, train, and play at their highest potential. TPH Academy’s core purpose is to lead the world in the holistic development of student-athletes, advancing – in and beyond the game – the next generation of impact players. For more information about TPH Academy, please visit tphacademy.com and check out the 2022-2023 TPH Academy Impact Report.

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