OHL Draft Selections

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Round #1

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
1Ty NelsonDToronto Jr. Canadiens U154.5
2Pano FimisFToronto Jr. Canadiens U154.5
3Maxim NamestnikovFHoneybaked U154.75
4Bryce McConnell-BarkerFLondon Jr. Knights U154.75
5Paul LudwinskiFToronto Marlboros U154.5
6Jorian DonovanDKanata Lasers U184.5
7Zakary LavoieFToronto Nationals U154.5
8Spencer SovaDDetroit Honeybaked U154.5
9Hunter HaightFElgin-Middlesex Chiefs U154.5
10Cedrick GuindonFRockland Nationals U184.5
11David GoyetteFSelects Academy 15U4.5
12Matt PoitrasFWhitby Wildcats U154.5
13Aidan CastleFToronto Jr. Canadiens U154.25
14Ryan AbrahamFCompuware U154.5
15Donovan McCoyDQuinte Red Devils U154.5
16Gavin HayesFCompuware U154.5
17Andrew LeblancFSouthern Tier Admirals U154.5
18Adam FantilliFKimball Union Academy5
19Ben BujoldFKanata Lasers U184.25
20Nicholas MoldenhauerFToronto Titans U154.5


Ty Nelson was our top rated defenseman in the draft class and arguably the most OHL ready in the draft. Pano Fimis is Nelson’s teammate with the Toronto Jr. Canadians and clearly their best forward. Max Namestnikov was NZ’s highest rated US player not on NTDP; high end skill forward goes to Sarnia right across the US/CAN border. Bryce McConnell-Barker was our top rated player outside of Adam Fantilli who signed a USHL tender with Chicago in the USHL last week. Paul Ludwinski is arguably the most skilled forward in the draft with great speed and overall pace to his game; led Toronto Marlies this past season. Donovan is a high ceiling, tall athletic defenseman out of Ottawa. Lavoie is the best pure goal scorer in the draft class with exceptional scoring touch and rapid release. Sova played this past season in Detroit, well-rounded 2-way defenseman who can really skate. Haight has all the tools; he’s got size, he’s got skill, he’s a graceful skater; total package prospect. Guindon rounds out the top 10; versatile prospect out of Ottawa, honest centerman, soft hands, can score and has proven himself against older competition in the HEO this past year. Goyette coming off a highly successful season with South Kent where he shined at the Marlies tournament creating for himself, protecting the puck and making plays below the dots. Poitras is a high IQ prospect, sees the ice very well and has the hands and skill to make every play. Castle is a good-sized, three-zone multi-dimensional winger who has gotten better and better each season. Abraham is another US born prospect, one of the highest ranked non-NTDP prospects in the draft with great burst of speed and a great processor. McCoy is a mobile, mature defenseman who played some games up in the OJHL this season and wasn’t out of place at all. Gavin Hayes is the younger brother of Hamilton Bulldog Avery Hayes; but Gavin has more size and more versatility to his game as he can play a skilled game or a power game. High ceiling prospect who can play up and down the lineup. LeBlanc centered one of the top lines this year in Ontario with Southern Tier and he stirred the drink; he’s smart, he’s got great puck control, he can slow it down and pick defenses apart or he can jump up and attack the net. Adam Fantilli falls to #18, the best prospect in the draft, the only 5.0 star this year (other 5.0 star prospects in this draft have included Shane Wright, Jack Hughes and in WHL Matthew Savoie). Fantilli is a rare talent who has an OHL ready body; he can fire the puck, he has deceptive speed and burn by defenders on the rush and he’s got an excellent size/skill combo that makes him a tough matchup. He left Ontario this past season to go down south of the border and play prep hockey with his brother Luca and was one of the best players in the league despite being one of the youngest. Ben Bujold goes to London, an “A” grade at the HEO Midget AAA showcase as one of the preimer power forwards in the league; he protects the puck and plays with jam and deceptive skill. An immediate impact type player for the Knights. Moldenhauer has good speed, he has good size, well rounded prospect with soft hands and an explosive release. That concludes our first round!

Round #2

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
21Jonathan MeleeFRockland Nationals U184.25
22Jackson EdwardDYork Simcoe Express U154.25
23Sam AlfanoFSouthern Tier Admirals U154.25
24Michael BuchingerDToronto Jr. Canadiens U154.25
25Colton SmithFKanata Lasers U184
26Brady StonehouseFElgin-Middlesex Chiefs U154.5
27Alec LeonardDMississauga Reps U154.5
28Kocha DelicFToronto Titans U154.5
29Owen BeckFQuinte Red Devils U154.25
30Dalyn WakelyFQuinte Red Devils U154.5
31Matthew JovanovicDToronto Marlboros U154.5
32Jake KarabelaFGuelph Jr. Gryphons U154.25
33Brice CookeFToronto Jr. Canadiens U153.75
34Matthew MordenDToronto Titans U154.25
35Justin DezoeteFHamilton Huskies U154.5
36Nicholas DeAngelisDMississauga Senators U154.25
37Gavin BryantFBrantford 99ers U154
38Carson ChristyFOshawa Generals U154.5
39Kyle DowneyGToronto Nationals U154.25
40Lucas RossFPitt Pens Elite U154


Melee starts off the second round a prospect who moved from Toronto Titans to Rockland and has a lot of upside; tall, smooth skater with soft hands. Edward could be a steal at #22 as he has an OHL ready body at 6’2″ 195, he’s got a two-way game, he’s mean around the net and has the versatility to play any role on their backend. Alfano is another high ceiling prospect who has great length and reach, soft set of hands and goal scoring touch but will need to improve his footwork to reach his true potential. Buchinger is a savvy, puck possession defenseman who can run a power play, can break pucks out of his end and has real command when he’s on the ice. Smith is in the same mold as Bujold who London took in the first round; big body, power forward, strong edges and plays an honest, tough, two-way game. Stonehouse is a steal this late in the draft as one of the fastest skaters in this class. He played on the wing with Haight (#9 overall) this past season with Elgin and he has exceptional burst and speed and he has the skill to make plays and control the puck at top speeds. Leonard is a strong-base, tough to play against defenseman who has some offense to his game and has great zip on his first pass. Delic was selected to the Canadian Youth Olympic squad and he’s a talented, puck possession player with poise and balance to make plays both in open ice and in the trenches. Beck is a power forward who has deceptively quick hands and can finish; he plays a high-compete, hard-nosed game and never quits on a puck battle. Back to back Quinte prospects taken with Wakely next up; he’s a relentless forward who has a potent shot and high hockey IQ. Jovanovic is a great value at this stage in the draft; pure skating, two-way defender who makes plays in all three-zones, has tight gaps and active in the offensive zone coming off the blue line to open up passing lanes. Karabela is a prospect on the rise; smart, great vision, uses his teammates and makes everyone around him better. Clever and creative. Cooke is another Toronto Jr. Canadiens prospects (the most represented team so far in the draft) and he’s got excellent puck touch and awareness. He can handle, he can dangle and makes plays along the boards. Morden is a tall, strong, mobile defenseman who can carry and make plays up ice and tough to play against in his own end. DeZoete is an explosive forward who can make opponents miss with his fast and shifty footwork or with his quick, elusive stick skill. DeAngelis is a really tough defenseman who gaps well, stands up opponents in the neutral zone and plays an honest, hard to play against style that will translate the next level. Bryant is a dependable, two-way centerman who is physical on the forecheck, goes to the dirty areas and has plenty of skill to make plays. Christy is highly skilled, elusive playmaker who was dominate at the OMHA playoffs. He can create, he can finish and overall just a really dynamic puck possession style forward. Downey is the first goaltender off the board and no suprise; he’s long, athletic, excellent rebound control and poise between the pipes. Last pick of the round 2 was Lucas Ross out of Pittsburgh Penguins Elite but actually born in Ontario. He’s a speedster who can pull away from opponents in the neutral zone, has the stick skill to beat defenders 1v1 on the rush and can turn on a dime and accelerate the other way making him dangerous in the transition game.

Round #3

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
41Tnias MathurinDAjax/Pickering Raiders U154
42Jacob LeBlancDSouthern Tier Admirals U154.25
43Zander VecciaFElgin-Middlesex Chiefs U154
44Connor TomsDSoo Ste Marie U163.75
45Dylan RoobroeckFLondon Jr. Knights U154.25
46Landon SimFWeeks Major Midget4
47Trent SwickFSouthern Tier Admirals U154.25
48Cooper MatthewsFQuinte Red Devils U154.25
49Nolan LalondeGGreater Kingston U154.25
50Madden SteenDGuelph Jr. Gryphons U154.25
51Ryder McIntyreFAjax/Pickering Raiders U154.25
52Aaron BrownDQuinte Red Devils U154.25
53Jackson ParsonsGCornwall Colts U184
54Nathan PooleFOshawa Generals U154
55Beau JelsmaFBuffalo Jr. Sabres U154.25
56Ryan McGuireFBurlington Eagles U154.25
57Patrick ThomasFHamilton Huskies U154.25
58Lorenzo BonaiutoFToronto Marlboros U154.25
59Thomas BudnickDHoneybaked U153.75
60Thomas SirmanDToronto Jr. Canadiens U154

Round #4

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
61Shawn RamseyDToronto Nationals U154.25
62Brody CraneFBuffalo Jr. Sabres U154.25
63Owen Van SteenselFElgin-Middlesex Chiefs U154.25
64Jackson StewartFQuinte Red Devils U153.75
65Cutter GauthierFCompuware U164.5
66Noah Van VlietDToronto Jr. Canadiens U154.25
67George FegarasDRichmond Hill Coyotes U154.25
68Isaiah GeorgeDToronto Marlboros U154.5
69Hunter BrzustewiczDOakland Jr. Grizzlies U154.75
70Michael PodolioukhFToronto Jr. Canadiens U153.75
71Evan KonyenFPittsburgh Pens Elite U154.25
72Ty PetrouFAjax/Pickering Raiders U154
73Coulson PitreFRichmond Hill Coyotes U153.75
74Matthew MayichDHamilton Huskies U154
75Evan KleinFWaterloo Wolves U154.25
76Cedricson OkitunduDWaterloo Wolves U154
77Trevor McDowellDQuinte Red Devils U153.75
78Ryan PryceDVaughan Kings U154
79Rutger McGroartyFOakland Jr. Grizzlies U154.75
80Corbin VotaryGQuinte Red Devils U154

Round #5

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
81Jacob CouchieFLondon Jr. Knights U154.25
82Ryan StruthersFOakville Rangers U154.25
83Seamus CaseyDFlorida Alliance U164.75
84Caeden CarlisleDMississauga Senators U153.25
85Gage HeyesFOshawa Generals U153.75
86Luca D’AmatoDVaughan Kings U153.5
87Isaac HowardFShattuck St. Mary’s U164.5
88Nolan CollinsDWhitby Wildcats U153.75
89Andrew OkeGHoneybaked U154
90Jack PiperFYork Simcoe Express U154
91Charles SchenkelGRockland Nationals U183.75
92Jacob OsterGKemptville 73s U183.75
93Aaron AndradeFToronto Titans U154.25
94Liam SztuskaGToronto Titans U153.75
95Steve LeskovarDCambridge Hawks U153.75
96Chaz NixonGOshawa Generals U153.5
97Frank NazarFHoneybaked U154.75
98Ben ArmstrongFVaughan Kings U153.75
99Mason ChitaroniDSoo Ste Marie U163.75
100Aidan PuleyFToronto Jr. Canadiens U153.75

Round #6

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
101Tyler DukeDCompuware U164.75
102Zaccharya WisdomFMississauga Senators U153.75
103Liam EveleighDWaterloo Wolves U154
104Jax BellwoodFBarrie Jr. Colts U153.75
105Ethan MorrowGKingston Jr. GaelsLV
106Kaleb SmithFBuffalo Jr. Sabres U154
107Gavin BrindleyFFlorida Alliance U164.5
108Patrick GearyDBuffalo Jr. Sabres U153.75
109Tai YorkFNiagara North Stars U154
110Joe MuldowneyFBuffalo Regals U154.25
111Wilson FarrowDToronto Nationals U153.75
112Jackson BarnesDGreater Kingston U153.5
113Jake RichardFFlorida Alliance U153.5
114Owen FloresGChicago Young Americans U153.25
115Lucas BuzziolFVaughan Kings U153.25
116Dominic DiVincentiisGVaughan Kings U153.75
117Kai DunitsFKemptville 73s U183.5
118Owen BakerFHoneybaked U153.75
119Sawyer ProkopetzDSouthern Tier Admirals U153.75
120Ryan GangerFChatham Kent Cyclones U153.25

Round #7

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
121Blake SmithDOshawa Generals U153.5
122Kailin ChenFToronto Marlboros U153.5
123Julian FacchinelliFMarkham Majors U153.75
124Owen AllardFKanata Lasers U183.5
125Lane HutsonDNJ Avalanche U164.5
126Luke DevlinFToronto Marlboros U153.75
127Dylan GordonDHoneybaked U153.75
128Cameron LoweFSouthern Tier Admirals U153.75
129Cole SemeniukDMississauga Reps U153.5
130Nolan ChartrandGCambridge Hawks U153.5
131Hayden SimpsonFToronto Titans U154.25
132Koen TavesDSun County Panthers U154
133Christian KocsisFHoneybaked U154.25
134Emerson MillerDToronto Titans U153.75
135Eli SebastianFToronto Marlboros U154
136Carter CoombsFHuron-Perth Lakers U153.75
137Nathan LewisFOakland Jr. Grizzlies U154.25
138Ethan CoupsDHuron-Perth Lakers U154
139Jonah AegerterFOakland Jr. Grizzlies U153.75
140John HenryDRochester Selects U153.75

Round #8

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
141Kyan HaldenbyFToronto Jr. Canadiens U153.75
142Ryan ConmyFBuffalo Jr. Sabres U153.75
143Dylan GroverGKitchener Jr. Rangers U15LV
144Justin VarnerFHoneybaked U154
145Harrison BallardFYork Simcoe Express U154.25
146Riley GeorgeGHamilton Huskies U153.75
147Tucker SheddDCompuware U154.25
148Kaden MuirDToronto Marlboros U154.25
149Roenick JodoinFCornwall Colts U183.5
150Julian FantinoFRichmond Hill Coyotes U153.75
151Jonathan KronbergFNepean Raiders U183.25
152Ethan WhitcombFNiagara North Stars U153.75
153Trevor HoskinFGreater Kingston U153.75
154Tyler CatalanoFSt. Louis Jr. Blues U154
155Joseph IannielloDVaughn Kings U154
156Seth ConstanceDCompuware U153.75
157Nathaniel DavisDToronto Titans U153.5
158Tyson WassinkDHamilton Huskies U153.75
159Brayden BowenFCornwall Colts U183.75
160Colin McKenzieGWaterloo Wolves U153.75

Round #9

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
161Rodion TatarenkoFToronto Red Wings U153.75
162Stevie LiFAurora Tigers (OJHL)3.5
163Zach FilakFOakland Jr. Grizzlies U164.5
164Landen HookeyFLambton Jr. Sting U153.75
165Richard SzajekGGuelph Gryphons U153.5
166Owen KindreeDLondon Jr. Knights U154
167Quinn BinnieFRichmond Hill Coyotes U153.5
168Jake SederoffFToronto Titans U154
169Zachary WigleFOakville Rangers U153.25
170Vinny BorgesiDSelects Academy U154.5
171Landon WestFCompuware U153.5
172Gavin GrundnerFWindsor Jr. Spitfires U153.75
173Ethan BestDToronto Jr. Canadiens U153.75
174Wylie BirkettFYork Simcoe Express U153.75
175Konnor SmithDWindsor Jr. Spitfires U153.5
176Kevin FitzgeraldDGreater Kingston U154
177Marcus VandenbergGElgin-Middlesex Chiefs U153.75
178Ryan CooperFHuron-Perth Lakers U153.25
179Andy ReistFWaterloo Wolves U153.75
180Will GerriorFOttawa Jr. Senators U183.75

Round #10

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
181Gus HinckleyDHoneybaked U153.75
182Brett HendersonFOakville Rangers U154
183Austin HarperFLambton Jr. Sting U154
184Justin SpurrellFBrampton 45s  U153.25
185Luka SukovicFTeam Illinois U153.25
186Andrew DelladonnaFSelects Academy U154.25
187Landon MacDonaldFBrighton HS3.75
188Jared CoccimiglioFRichmond Hill Coyotes U153.75
189Adrian RebeloFHamilton Jr. Bulldogs U153.75
190Dawson HettiarachchiFWhitby Wildcats U154
191Josh HooverDLambton Jr. Sting U153.75
192Jordan KarafileFToronto Nationals U154
193Ryan O’DellDRichmond Hill Coyotes U153.75
194Kareem AlazemDNew Jersey Rockets U153.5
195Mikael KingoGVaughan Kings U154.25
196Luke GualtieriDSouthern Tier Admirals U153.75
197Brian RobertsonDCompuware U154
198Brandon BalazsFBrantford 99ers U153.5
199Cristobal TolaFHamilton Huskies U153.75
200Cameron KorpiGLittle Caesars U153.5

Round #11

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
201Max SeguinFToronto Nationals U153.75
202Ilia ChmelevskiFVictory Honda U153.5
203Ryan TransitDLittle Caesars U153.75
204Nolan DunnGWhitby Wildcats U153.75
205William MooreDOshawa Generals U153.75
206Logan CooleyFPittsburgh Pens Elite U154.75
207Ben BehrensGSt. Louis Jr. Blues U153.75
208Conner Thompson-DickDNiagara North Stars U154
209Tyler WishartFWestchester Express U163.25
210Patrick CzarneckiDHoneybaked U154
211Devin MauroFSoo Ste Marie U164
212Lee ParksFRockland Nationals U183.5
213Luke TorranceFOshawa Generals U153.75
214Luke FritzFHuron-Perth Lakers U153.75
215Cory JewittFHuron-Perth Lakers U153.75
216Ryan VannettenDBrantford 99ers U153.5
217Kenny ConnorsFMount St. Charles U164
218Dominic ElliottDFox Motors U153.75
219Aiden DubinskyDFlorida Alliance U164.25
220Derek SmythDNiagara North Stars U153.5

Round #12

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
221Brett RichardsonFNorth Bay Trappers U153.5
222Lucas LittleJohnDClarington Toros U154
223Nick MessinaFVaughan Kings U153.75
224Jackson RyanFPeterborough Petes U153.75
225Nolan McKibbinDSun County Panthers U153.25
226Callum CraftDNorth Bay Trappers U153.75
227Wyatt AdkinsDElgin-Middlesex Chiefs U153.75
228Alex BradshawFAjax/Pickering Raiders U153.5
229Nathan DuplessisFNiagara North Stars U154
230Taos JordanDWhitby Wildcats U153.75
231Mario DiMaggioDSt. Louis Jr. Blues U153.5
232Devin KaplanFNJ Avalanche U164.5
233Callum ArnottFToronto Marlboros U153.5
234Michael MesicFCompuware U154.25
235Marko StojkovDDon Mills Flyers U153.75
236Tobias IantornoFToronto Nationals U153.75
237Corbin RoachFQuinte Red Devils U153.5
238Chase PietilaDHoneybaked U154.25
239Jack PineauFThunder Bay Kings 18U3.75
240Maddox AmaralFElgin-Middlesex Chiefs U153.5

Round #13

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
241Patrick WrzesinskiDToronto Titans U153.5
242Christian BeriniFNavan Grads U183.25
243Joshua VogelsbergFMississauga Reps U153.75
244Caleb Van De Ven  3.25
245Andrew BallantyneGWhitby Wildcats U153.5
246Ethan SullivanDOakville Rangers U153.75
247Drew DurziDToronto Nationals U153.75
248William HainesFYork Simcoe Experss U153.25
249Jake KovacsFSoo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)3.5
250Luke BibbyFBrantford 99ers3.5
251Marino RamirezGShattuck St. Mary’s Prep4
252Lucas CarsonFWaterloo Wolves U153.5
253James TaylorFOttawa Jr. Senators U183.5
254Joshua BeilesFMississauga Reps U154
255Carson WaltersFChicago Mission U153.75
256Sam AssinewaiFCompuware U153.5
257Owen MehlenbacherFBuffalo Jr. Sabres U154.25
258Sam LipkinFNJ Avalanche U16 4
259Nate DowlingFWindsor Jr. Spitfires U153.5
260Ryland LandonDPembroke Lumber Kings U183.5

Round #14

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
261Sett UrsomarzoFToronto Nationals U154
262Greg SpitznagelFNJ Rockets U163.75
263Keegan McArthurFDallas Stars U15 3.25
264Owen WestFBelle Tire U153.5
265Isaac BrownFQuinte Red Devils U153.75
266Thomas SinclairFSt. Michaels Buzzers (OJHL)3.5
267Gregory HarleyDVaughn Kings U15 3.25
268Dylan MoloughneyDCarleton Place Canadiens U183.25
269Cuan DoigFToronto Titans U153.75
270Charlie McKenzieDGrey Bruce Highlanders U153.5
271Julian BianconiFDon Mills Flyers U153.75
272Ryan RussellFBarrie Jr. Colts U153.5
273Adam RicciGMississauga Reps U153.75
274Shane BondyFBarrie Jr. Colts U153.5
275Will LewisFGrey Bruce Highlanders U153.75
276Brock JonesFBuffalo Regals U153.75
277Antonino PuglieseFHamilton Huskies U153.75
278Brett FullertonGBurlington Eagles U153.5
279Owen WillmoreGElgin-Middlesex Chiefs U153.5
280Nicholas VantassellFNJ Rockets U153.75

Round #15

Draft #NamePosTeamNZ Rate
281Vince BaiocchiFToronto Marlboros U153.5
282William GodfreyDWhitby Wildcats U153.75
283Alfred FangFMississauga Rebels U153.25
284Tyler MuszelikGNJ Rockets U154
285Noah BeaulneGSudbury Wolves U183.25
286Logan CuvoFBelle Tire U153.75
287Gleb VeremyevFNJ Rockets U164
288Jace LetourneauFPembroke Lumber Kings U183.25
289Christian HoldenFAjax/Pickering Raiders U153.5
290Tristan MalboeufGOakville Rangers U153.25
291Vinnie VirgilioDToronto Nationals U153.5
292Brock BeerDElgin-Middlesex Chiefs U15 
293Jake AndersenDBarrie Jr. Colts U153.5
294Noah MorneauFWindsor Jr. Spitfires U153.25
295Chase LefebvreFNorth Bay Trappers U154
296Nicholas SofikitisDCompuware U16 
297Mick ThompsonFNorth Jersey Avalanche U164
298Jack OldmanFMississauga Reps U153.5
299Nicholas YearwoodFNorth York Rangers U153.5
300Seamus PowellDRochester Selects U154.25

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