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OHL Fan Guide to the 2018 NHL Draft

 

The Ontario Hockey League will help deliver the next wave of talent to the National Hockey League at the 2018 NHL Draft set for Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23 in Dallas.

Fans of all 20 teams can follow with interest as the league’s top prospects take the next step in their development and fulfill a lifelong dream.

Here’s a breakdown of all 20 OHL clubs featuring draft history, milestone years, top picks, and players to watch from NHL Central Scouting’s final draft rankings.

Barrie Colts:
All-time players selected: 38 (since 1996)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (1999)
Top Selection: Aaron Ekblad (1st overall, 2014)
2018 Rankings: Andrei Svechnikov (1), Joey Keane (111), Tyler Tucker (171).

Erie Otters:
All-time players selected: 39 (since 1997)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2007)
Top Selection: Connor McDavid (1st overall, 2015)
2018 Rankings: Maxim Golod (97).

Flint Firebirds:
All-time players selected: 3 (since 2016) / 76 Plymouth Whalers (1991-2015)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 2 (2016) / 7 (1993)
Top Selection: Will Bitten (70th, 2016) / Bryan Berard (1st, 1995)
2018 Rankings: Ty Dellandrea (25), Connor Roberts (146), Hunter Holmes (148), Riley McCourt (161).

Guelph Storm:
All-time players selected: 71 (since 1992)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 7 (1994)
Top Selection: Drew Doughty (2nd overall, 2008)
2018 Rankings: Ryan Merkley (45), Cam Hillis (67), Anthony Popovich (28 G).

Hamilton Bulldogs:
All-time players selected: 5 (since 2016) / 74 Belleville Bulls (1982-2015)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 4 (2017) / 5 (1999)
Top Selection: MacKenzie Entwistle (69th, 2017) / Scott Thornton (3rd, 1989)
2018 Rankings: Brandon Saigeon (147), Isaac Nurse (180), Nick Donofrio (31).

Kingston Frontenacs:
All-time players selected: 113 (since 1974)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (1993)
Top Selection: 3rd overall Erik Gudbranson (2009), Chris Gratton (1993)
2018 Rankings: Linus Nyman (89).

Kitchener Rangers:
All-time players selected: 157 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (1998)
Top Selection: 2nd overall Gabriel Landeskog (2011), Brian Bellows (1982)
2018 Rankings: Giovanni Vallati (57), Riley Damiani (100), Adam Liska (158).

London Knights:
All-time players selected: 176 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 8 (1998)
Top Selection: 1st overall John Tavares (2009), Patrick Kane (2007), Rick Nash (2002), Rick Green (1976)
2018 Rankings: Evan Bouchard (4), Liam Foudy (19), Alec Regula (72), Billy Moskal (99), Nathan Dunkley (109), Jordan Kooy (15 G).

Mississauga Steelheads:
All-time players selected: 8 (since 2013) / 31 Mississauga & Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (2000-2012)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2016) / 5 (2003 & 2001)
Top Selection: Alex Nylander (8th, 2016) / Stuart Percy (25th, 2011)
2018 Rankings: Ryan McLeod (16), Jacob Ingham (13 G).

Niagara IceDogs:
All-time players selected: 18 (since 2008)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 4 (2014)
Top Selection: Alex Pietrangelo (4th overall, 2008)
2018 Rankings: Akil Thomas (15), Andrew Bruder (114), Justin MacPherson (201).

North Bay Battalion:
All-time players selected: 43 (since 1998)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (1999)
Top Selection: Matt Duchene (2nd overall, 2009)
2018 Rankings: Matthew Struthers (124), Justin Brazeau (142), Luke Burghardt (181), Christian Propp (11 G).

Oshawa Generals:
All-time players selected: 172 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 10 (1995)
Top Selection: Eric Lindros (1st overall, 1991)
2018 Rankings: Serron Noel (10), Allan McShane (50), Nico Gross (56), William Ennis (116).

Ottawa 67’s:
All-time players selected: 152 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (1999 & 1992)
Top Selection: 1st overall Bobby Smith (1978), Denis Potvin (1973)
2018 Rankings: Kevin Bahl (29), Kody Clark (34), Mitchell Hoelscher (62), Carter Robertson (78), Merrick Rippon (85), Sam Bitten (106), Oliver True (134).

Owen Sound Attack:
All-time players selected: 57 (since 1990)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (2017)
Top Selection: Bobby Ryan (2nd overall, 2005)
2018 Rankings: Sean Durzi (37), Aidan Dudas (68).

Peterborough Petes:
All-time players selected: 181 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2004, 2003, 1997, 1995)
Top Selection: 2nd overall Jordan Staal (2006), Eric Staal (2003), Chris Pronger (1993)
2018 Rankings: Declan Chisholm (52), Pavel Gogolev (79), Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (82).

Saginaw Spirit:
All-time players selected: 31 (since 2003)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 4 (2011)
Top Selection: Matt Corrente (30th overall, 2006)
2018 Rankings: Blade Jenkins (26), Caleb Everett (84), Albert Michnac (151), Damien Giroux (190).

Sarnia Sting:
All-time players selected: 48 (since 1995)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 7 (1996)
Top Selection: 1st overall Nail Yakupov (2012), Steven Stamkos (2008)
2018 Rankings: Hugo Leufvenius (167).

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds:
All-time players selected: 136 (since 1973)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 7 (1992)
Top Selection: Joe Thornton (1st overall, 1997)
2018 Rankings: Barrett Hayton (9), Rasmus Sandin (11), Mac Hollowell (118).

Sudbury Wolves:
All-time players selected: 122 (since 1973)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 10 (1993)
Top Selection: Mike Foligno (3rd overall, 1979)
2018 Rankings: Peter Stratis (139).

Windsor Spitfires:
All-time players selected: 105 (since 1976)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2009 & 1997)
Top Selection: 1st overall Taylor Hall (2010), Ed Jovanovski (1994)
2018 Rankings: Curtis Douglas (63), Connor Corcoran (123), Mathew MacDougall (183).

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