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OHL Players at 2017 NHL Training Camps

 

The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 160 OHL players have been invited to attend National Hockey League Training Camps this season including 122 who received an extended look following the initial Rookie Camp and Prospect Tournament phase.

All 160 players listed are eligible to compete in the OHL for the 2017-18 season including 112 players born in either 1998 or 1999, while 48 of the players are 1997-born and would return as overage players.  155 of the players listed competed in the OHL last season, while five of the players are committed to their OHL clubs for 2017-18.

Of the 160 players, 108 went to clubs that selected them in the NHL Draft, 45 were free agent invites, and seven were undrafted NHL signed prospects.  In total, 60 of the players who attended NHL Camps have signed entry-level contracts including 27 1997-born players who are overage eligible.

All 20 OHL clubs have at least three players in attendance with the London Knights leading the way by sending 17 players to various camps, followed by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with 15 players, the Windsor Spitfires with 12, the Owen Sound Attack with 11, and the Erie Otters with 10.

30 of the NHL’s 31 clubs have had at least one OHL eligible player attend their Rookie or Training Camp.  The Detroit Red Wings lead the way with 13 returning eligible OHL players followed by the Tampa Bay Lightning with 12, the Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues each with 10, and the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks each with eight.

The OHL continues to be the leading supplier of talent to the NHL.

OHL Players at 2017-18 NHL Training Camps
Player/NHL Club/Draft Year or Free Agent
Players in italics indicate overage players (1997 birthdates)
*indicates players committed for the 2017-18
^indicates players invited to camp but unable to participate due to injury

On Wednesday October 4, 12 returning eligible players were listed on NHL rosters.

Barrie Colts:

Main Camp (2):
Ben Hawerchuk, Calgary Flames, Free agent invite (returned to BAR Sept. 19)
Alexey Lipanov, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ’17* – Signed (returned to BAR Sept. 20)

Rookie Camp (1):
Joey Keane, Chicago Blackhawks, Free agent invite

Erie Otters:

Main Camp (7):
Erik Cernak, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 (LA) – Signed (assigned to AHL Syracuse Sept. 25)
Anthony Cirelli, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Syracuse Sept. 25)
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Ivan Lodnia, Minnesota Wild, 3rd round ’17 (returned to ER Sept. 17)
Taylor Raddysh, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’16 – Signed (returned to ER Sept. 20)
Jordan Sambrook, Detroit Red Wings, 5th round ’16 (returned to ER Sept. 18)
Dylan Strome, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’15 – Signed

Rookie Camp (3):
Owen Headrick, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite
Kyle Maksimovich, Chicago Blackhawks, Free agent invite
Troy Timpano, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite

Flint Firebirds:

Main Camp (5):
Nicholas Caamano, Dallas Stars, 5th round ’16 – Signed (returned to FLNT Sept. 22)
Fedor Gordeev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 5th round ’17 (returned to FLNT Sept. 17)
Luke Kirwan, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite (returned to FLNT Sept. 20)
Kole Sherwood, Columbus Blue Jackets, Signed as a free agent (assigned to AHL Cleveland Oct. 3)
Jalen Smereck, Arizona Coyotes, Signed as a free agent (assigned to AHL Tucson Sept. 24)

Rookie Camp (1):
Ryan Moore, New York Rangers, Free agent invite

Guelph Storm:

Main Camp (6):
James McEwan, Montreal Canadiens, Free agent invite (assigned to AHL Laval Sept. 21)
Dmitri Samorukov, Edmonton Oilers, 3rd round ’17 – Signed (returned to GUE Sept. 17)
Nate Schnarr, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’17 (returned to GUE Sept. 18)
Mark Shoemaker, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ’16 (returned to GUE Sept. 15)
Givani Smith, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’16 – Signed (returned to GUE Sept. 19)
Alexey Toropchenko, St. Louis Blues, 4th round ’17* (returned to GUE Sept. 21)

Rookie Camp (2):
Liam Hawel, Dallas Stars, 4th round ’17^
Isaac Ratcliffe, Philadelphia Flyers, 2nd round ’17 – Signed

Hamilton Bulldogs:

Main Camp (6):
Cole Candella, Vancouver Canucks, 5th round ’16 (returned to HAM Sept. 19)
MacKenzie Entwistle, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’17 (returned to HAM Sept. 18)
Kaden Fulcher, Detroit Red Wings, Signed as a free agent (returned to HAM Sept. 20)
Matt Luff, Los Angeles Kings, Signed as a free agent (assigned to AHL Ontario Sept. 27)
Marian Studenic, New Jersey Devils, 5th round ’17 (returned to HAM Sept. 19)
Reilly Webb, Detroit Red Wings, 6th round ’17 (returned to HAM Sept. 18)

Rookie Camp (3):
Will Bitten, Montreal Canadiens, 3rd round ’16
Brandon Saigeon, Edmonton Oilers, Free agent invite
Matthew Strome, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’17

Kingston Frontenacs:

Main Camp (4):
Jeremy Helvig, Carolina Hurricanes, 5th round ’16 (returned to KGN Sept. 20)
Jacob Paquette, Nashville Predators, 7th round ’17 (returned to KGN (Sept. 18)
Eemeli Rasanen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ’17 (returned to KGN Sept. 17)
Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars, 2nd round ’17 (returned to KGN Sept. 19)

Kitchener Rangers:

Main Camp (3):
Connor Bunnaman, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’16 – Signed (returned to KIT Sept. 21)
Connor Hall, Pittsburgh Penguins, 3rd round ’16 (returned to KIT Sept. 18)
Logan Stanley, Winnipeg Jets, 1st round ’16 – Signed (returned to KIT Sept. 24)

Rookie Camp (5):
Rickard Hugg, Winnipeg Jets, Free agent invite*
Adam Mascherin, Florida Panthers, 2nd round ’16^
Greg Meireles, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite
Luke Opilka, St. Louis Blues, 5th round ’15 – Signed^
Luke Richardson, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite

London Knights:

Main Camp (16):
Jesper Bratt, New Jersey Devils, 6th round ’16 – Signed*

Brandon Crawley, New York Rangers, 4th round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Hartford Sept. 25)
Alex Formenton, Ottawa Senators, 2nd round ’17 – Signed

Jacob Golden, Minnesota Wild, 5th round ’17 (returned to LDN Sept. 17)
Max Jones, Anaheim Ducks, 1st round ’16 – Signed (returned to LDN Sept. 29)
Olli Juolevi, Vancouver Canucks, 1st round ’16 – Signed (assigned to TPS Turku Finland Oct. 3)
Janne Kuokkanen, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Nicolas Mattinen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ’16 (returned to LDN Sept. 17)
Victor Mete, Montreal Canadiens, 4th round ’16 – Signed
Sam Miletic, Pittsburgh Penguins, Signed as a free agent (assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Sept. 26)
Tyler Parsons, Calgary Flames, 2nd round ’16 – Signed (assigned to AHL Stockton Sept. 23)
Cliff Pu, Buffalo Sabres, 3rd round ’16 (returned to LDN Sept. 23)
Mitchell Stephens, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Syracuse Sept. 25)
Robert Thomas, St. Louis Blues, 1st round ’17 – Signed (returned to LDN Sept. 27)
Cole Tymkin, Dallas Stars, Free agent invite (returned to LDN Sept. 19)
Mitchell Vande Sompel, New York Islanders, 3rd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Bridgeport Sept. 23)

Rookie Camp (1):
Adrian Carbonara, New York Rangers, Free agent invite

Mississauga Steelheads:

Main Camp (9):
Nathan Bastian, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ’16 – Signed (assigned to AHL Binghamton Sept. 26)
Shaw Boomhower, Dallas Stars, Free agent invite (returned to MISS Sept. 19)
Trent Fox, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite (returned to MISS Sept. 20)
Nicolas Hague, Vegas Golden Knights, 2nd round ’17 – Signed (returned to MISS Sept. 22)
Michael McLeod, New Jersey Devils, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Jacob Moverare, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ’16 – Signed (returned to MISS Sept. 21)
Austin Osmanski, Buffalo Sabres, 7th round ’16 (returned to MISS Sept. 20)
Vili Saarijarvi, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Grand Rapids Oct. 1)
Owen Tippett, Florida Panthers, 1st round ’17 – Signed

Niagara IceDogs:

Main Camp (3):
Oliver Castleman, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite (returned to NIAG Sept. 18)
Ben Jones, Vegas Golden Knights, 7th round ’17 (returned to NIAG Sept. 19)
Kirill Maksimov, Edmonton Oilers, 5th round ’17 (returned to NIAG Sept. 17)

Rookie Camp (3):
Johnny Corneil, Vancouver Canucks, Free agent invite
Stephen Dhillon, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite
Matthew Philip, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite

North Bay Battalion:

Main Camp (4):
Justin Brazeau, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite (returned to NB Sept. 20)
Cam Dineen, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’16 – Signed (returned to NB Sept. 18)
Brady Lyle, Anaheim Ducks, Free agent invite (returned to NB Sept. 19)
Brett McKenzie, Vancouver Canucks, 7th round ’16 (returned to NB Oct. 3)

Rookie Camp (1):
Adam Thilander, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite

Oshawa Generals:

Main Camp (4):
Matt Brassard, Vancouver Canucks, 7th round ’17 (returned to OSH Sept. 19)
Kyle Keyser, Boston Bruins, Signed as a free agent (returned to OSH Sept. 21)
Riley Stillman, Florida Panthers, 4th round ’16 (returned to OSH Sept. 20)
Jack Studnicka, Boston Bruins, 2nd round ’17 – Signed (returned to OSH Sept. 21)

Rookie Camp (3):
Sean Allen, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite
Domenico Commisso, Minnesota Wild, Free agent invite
Alex Di Carlo, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite

Ottawa 67’s:

Main Camp (3):
Travis Barron, Colorado Avalanche, 7th round ’16 (returned to OTT Sept. 22)
Sasha Chmelevski, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ’17 (returned to OTT Sept. 21)
Noel Hoefenmayer, Arizona Coyotes, 4th round ’17 (returned to OTT Sept. 18)

Owen Sound Attack:

Main Camp (8):
Trenton Bourque, St. Louis Blues, 6th round ’17 (returned to OS Sept. 18)
Jacob Friend, Los Angeles Kings, 7th round ’16 (returned to OS Sept. 21)
Jonah Gadjovich, Vancouver Canucks, 2nd round ’17 (returned to OS Sept. 19)
Kevin Hancock, Tampa Bay Lightning, Free agent invite (returned to OS Sept. 20)
Michael McNiven, Montreal Canadiens, Signed as a free agent (assigned to AHL Laval Sept. 22)
Markus Phillips, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ’17 (returned to OS Sept. 21)
Zachary Roberts, Dallas Stars, Free agent invite (returned to OS Sept. 19)
Nick Suzuki, Vegas Golden Knights, 1st round ’17 – Signed (returned to OS Sept. 22)

Rookie Camp (3):
Sean Durzi, New York Islanders, Free agent invite
Maksim Sushko, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’17
Ethan Szypula, Edmonton Oilers, Free agent invite

Peterborough Petes:

Main Camp (8):
Jonathan Ang, Florida Panthers, 4th round ’16 (returned to PBO Sept. 20)
Cole Fraser, Detroit Red Wings, 5th round ’17 (returned to PBO Sept. 18)
Zach Gallant, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’17 (returned to PBO Sept. 18)
Nikita Korostelev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 7th round ’15, Free agent invite (returned to PBO Oct. 2)
Chris Paquette, Tampa Bay Lightning, 5th round ’16 (returned to PBO Sept. 20)
Matt Spencer, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Syracuse Sept. 23)
Jonne Tammela, Tampa Bay Lightning, 4th round ’15 – Signed^
Dylan Wells, Edmonton Oilers, 5th round ’16 – Signed (returned to PBO Sept. 17)

Rookie Camp (1):
Bobby Dow, Ottawa Senators, Free agent invite*

Saginaw Spirit:

Main Camp (6):
Evan Cormier, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ’16 (returned to SAG Sept. 19)
Cole Coskey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free agent invite (returned to SAG Sept. 17)
Marcus Crawford, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite (returned to SAG Sept. 18)
Brady Gilmour, Detroit Red Wings, 7th round ’17 (returned to SAG Sept. 18)
Filip Hronek, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’16 – Signed (assigned to AHL Grand Rapids Sept. 30)
Keaton Middleton, Toronto Maple Leafs, 4th round ’16 (returned to SAG following camp injury)

Sarnia Sting:

Main Camp (6):
Sean Josling, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite (returned to SAR Sept. 18)
Jordan Kyrou, St. Louis Blues, 2nd round ’16 – Signed (returned to SAR Sept. 27)
Ryan McGregor, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ’17 (returned to SAR Sept. 17)
Adam Ruzicka, Calgary Flames, 4th round ’17 (returned to SAR Sept. 19)
Drake Rymsha, Los Angeles Kings, 5th round ’17 (returned to SAR Sept. 21)
Anthony Salinitri, Philadelphia Flyers, 6th round ’16 (returned to SAR Sept. 18)

Rookie Camp (1):
Filip Helt, St. Louis Blues, 7th round ’16

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds:

Main Camp (11):
Gustav Bouramman, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Iowa Sept. 22)
Noah Carroll, Carolina Hurricanes, 6th round ’16 (returned to SSM Sept. 17)
Tim Gettinger, New York Rangers, 5th round ’16 – Signed (returned to SSM Sept. 19)
Boris Katchouk, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’16 – Signed (returned to SSM Sept. 21)
Jack Kopacka, Anaheim Ducks, 4th round ’16 – Signed (returned to SSM Sept. 29)
Joseph Raaymakers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Free agent invite (returned to SSM Sept. 20)
Zach Senyshyn, Boston Bruins, 1st round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Providence Sept. 25)
Blake Speers, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Binghamton Sept. 26)
Conor Timmins, Colorado Avalanche, 2nd round ’17 (returned to SSM Sept. 26)
Matthew Villalta, Los Angeles Kings, 3rd round ’17 (returned to SSM Sept. 23)
Colton White, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Binghamton Sept. 26)

Rookie Camp (4):
Anthony DeMeo, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite
Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers, 1st round ’17 – Signed
Mac Hollowell, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite
Hayden Verbeek, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite

Sudbury Wolves:

Main Camp (2):
Kyle Capobianco, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Tucson Sept. 24)
Dmitry Sokolov, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’16 (returned to SBY Sept. 17)

Rookie Camp (3):
Macauley Carson, San Jose Sharks, Free agent invite
Jake McGrath, Buffalo Sabres, Free agent invite
Michael Pezzetta, Montreal Canadiens, 6th round ’16

Windsor Spitfires:

Main Camp (9):
Jeremy Bracco, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Toronto Sept. 17)
Logan Brown, Ottawa Senators, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Sean Day, New York Rangers, 3rd round ’16 – Signed (returned to WSR Oct. 2)
Michael DiPietro, Vancouver Canucks, 3rd round ’17 (returned to WSR Sept. 19)
Graham Knott, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Rockford Sept. 21)
Luke Kutkevicius, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite (returned to WSR Sept. 18)
Julius Nattinen, Anaheim Ducks, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL San Diego Sept. 23)
Mikhail Sergachev, Tampa Bay Lightning, 1st round ’16 (MTL) – Signed
Gabriel Vilardi, Los Angeles Kings, 1st round ’17^

Rookie Camp (3):
Luke Boka, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite
Aaron Luchuk, Vancouver Canucks, Free agent invite
Hayden McCool, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite

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