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OHL talent ready for 2017 NHL Draft

The Ontario Hockey League is ready to make its mark at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago, Illinois with many of the league’s top talents expected to hear their name called when the first round begins on Friday night.

70 OHL players are listed in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings including three skaters among the top 10 in North America led by Gabriel Vilardi of the Windsor Spitfires at number four, Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads at number seven and Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack at number 10.

Since 1969, a total of 2,277 OHL players have been selected in the NHL Draft representing over 21% of all players chosen by clubs and a figure higher than any other league solidifying the OHL as the number one supplier of NHL talent.

The OHL enjoyed a strong showing at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, tying a 7-round event record set in 2012 with 48 players selected including nine first round picks.

Since 2000, 237 OHL players have been selected in the first and second rounds with 83 already competing in over 300 career NHL games among skaters, and over 100 career games among goalies.

Best of luck to all players and their families at the 2017 NHL Draft!

2017 NHL Central Scouting Service Final Draft Rankings
(Released April 11, 2017)

NORTH AMERICAN SKATERS – OHL

Rank, Name, Birthdate, Club, Height, Weight, Position, Shot

4 VILARDI GABRIEL — 16-Aug-99 WINDSOR 6′ 2.75″ 201 C R
7 TIPPETT OWEN — 16-Feb-99 MISSISSAUGA 6′ 0.5″ 200 RW R
10 SUZUKI NICK — 10-Aug-99 OWEN SOUND 5′ 10.75″ 183 C R
14 ROBERTSON JASON — 22-Jul-99 KINGSTON 6′ 1.75″ 192 LW L
15 RATCLIFFE ISAAC — 15-Feb-99 GUELPH 6′ 5.5″ 200 LW L
18 TIMMINS CONOR — 18-Sep-98 SAULT STE. MARIE 6′ 1.25″ 185 D R
20 HAGUE NICOLAS — 05-Dec-98 MISSISSAUGA 6′ 5.5″ 215 D L
22 THOMAS ROBERT — 02-Jul-99 LONDON 5′ 11.5″ 188 C R
29 FORMENTON ALEX — 13-Sep-99 LONDON 6′ 1.75″ 165 LW L
31 FROST MORGAN — 14-May-99 SAULT STE. MARIE 5′ 11.25″ 170 C L
32 RASANEN EEMELI — 06-Mar-99 KINGSTON 6′ 6.75″ 208 D R
33 STROME MATTHEW — 06-Jan-99 HAMILTON 6′ 3.75″ 206 LW L
36 LODNIA IVAN — 31-Aug-99 ERIE 5′ 10.0″ 182 RW R
37 RUZICKA ADAM — 11-May-99 SARNIA 6′ 3.5″ 202 C L
39 GADJOVICH JONAH — 12-Oct-98 OWEN SOUND 6′ 2.0″ 209 LW L
43 CHMELEVSKI SASHA — 09-Jun-99 OTTAWA 5′ 11.5″ 190 C R
44 ENTWISTLE MACKENZIE — 14-Jul-99 HAMILTON 6′ 2.75″ 175 RW R
47 SCHNARR NATE — 25-Feb-99 GUELPH 6′ 3.25″ 180 C R
48 LYLE BRADY — 06-Jun-99 NORTH BAY 6′ 1.25″ 203 D R
50 PHILLIPS MARKUS — 21-Mar-99 OWEN SOUND 5′ 11.75″ 202 D L
64 GALLANT ZACH — 06-Mar-99 PETERBOROUGH 6′ 2.0″ 188 C L
66 MAKSIMOV KIRILL — 01-Jun-99 NIAGARA 6′ 2.25″ 192 RW R
69 SAMORUKOV DMITRI — 16-Jun-99 GUELPH 6′ 2.0″ 180 D L
72 SUSHKO MAKSIM — 10-Feb-99 OWEN SOUND 5′ 11.75″ 181 RW L
75 HOEFENMAYER NOEL — 06-Jan-99 OTTAWA 6′ 0.25″ 191 D L
91 HANCOCK KEVIN — 02-Mar-98 OWEN SOUND 5′ 10.75″ 182 LW L
93 MEIRELES GREG — 01-Jan-99 KITCHENER 5′ 9.75″ 172 C R
96 THILANDER ADAM — 18-Sep-98 NORTH BAY 6′ 0.0″ 190 D R
100 NYMAN LINUS — 11-Jul-99 KINGSTON 5′ 9.25″ 158 RW L
101 STUDENIC MARIAN — 28-Oct-98 HAMILTON 6′ 0.5″ 164 RW L
104 GORDEEV FEDOR — 27-Jan-99 FLINT 6′ 6.25″ 211 D L
105 PAQUETTE JACOB — 26-May-99 KINGSTON 6′ 3.0″ 200 D L
107 MCGREGOR RYAN — 29-Jan-99 SARNIA 5′ 11.75″ 157 C L
112 BOOMHOWER SHAW — 31-Oct-98 MISSISSAUGA 5′ 11.5″ 184 LW L
113 ROBERTS ZACHARY — 04-Aug-99 OWEN SOUND 5′ 11.75″ 184 LW L
115 KEATING AUSTEN — 07-Mar-99 OTTAWA 5′ 11.5″ 170 LW L
118 RYMSHA DRAKE — 06-Aug-98 SARNIA 5′ 11.75″ 187 C R
120 STUDNICKA JACK — 18-Feb-99 OSHAWA 6′ 1.0″ 171 C R
123 SEITZ DYLAN — 15-Jan-99 KITCHENER 6′ 1.25″ 189 C L
124 DURZI SEAN — 21-Oct-98 OWEN SOUND 5′ 11.5″ 195 D R
130 PODDUBNYI GERMAN — 09-Jun-99 ERIE 6′ 1.5″ 181 C L
137 BRASSARD MATT — 08-Aug-98 OSHAWA 6′ 2.0″ 197 D R
141 HAWEL LIAM — 18-Apr-99 GUELPH 6′ 3.5″ 175 C R
144 GOLDEN JACOB — 20-Mar-99 LONDON 5′ 11.0″ 163 D L
145 MCHUGH NICHOLAS — 13-Feb-99 KITCHENER 5′ 11.0″ 165 LW L
148 ISAACSON NICK — 11-Aug-99 PETERBOROUGH 6′ 2.75″ 187 LW L
150 COSKEY COLE — 01-Jun-99 SAGINAW 6′ 0.5″ 189 RW R
152 PHILIP MATTHEW — 31-May-99 NIAGARA 5′ 11.0″ 175 C L
154 BOURQUE TRENTON — 11-Jun-98 OWEN SOUND 6′ 1.75″ 200 D L
164 CASTLEMAN OLIVER — 15-Sep-99 NIAGARA 5′ 10.0″ 180 LW L
166 TYANULIN ARTUR — 20-Jan-97 OTTAWA 5′ 8.75″ 174 RW R
170 JONES BEN — 26-Feb-99 NIAGARA 6′ 0.25″ 187 C L
189 PURBOO COLE — 18-Jun-99 WINDSOR 6′ 2.75″ 205 RW R
197 FRASER COLE — 23-Aug-99 PETERBOROUGH 6′ 2.0″ 195 D R
199 CRAWLEY BRANDON — 02-Feb-97 LONDON 6′ 1.5″ 203 D L
201 BOKA LUCAS — 12-Jun-99 WINDSOR 5′ 11.5″ 191 RW R
203 JOSLING SEAN — 22-Mar-99 SARNIA 5′ 10.75″ 165 RW R
206 BRAZEAU JUSTIN — 02-Feb-98 NORTH BAY 6′ 5.25″ 210 RW R
209 MACLEAN KYLE — 29-Apr-99 OSHAWA 6′ 0.25″ 175 LW L
211 MAKINEN OTTO — 21-May-98 SAULT STE. MARIE 6′ 1.0″ 178 C L
213 DEAKIN-POOT NICHOLAS — 28-Jan-99 GUELPH 6′ 4.25″ 210 C L
215 MACHALA ONDREJ — 11-Jan-99 NIAGARA 5′ 9.75″ 176 LW L

NORTH AMERICAN GOALTENDERS– OHL

Rank, Name, Birthdate, Club, Height, Weight, Glove

4 DIPIETRO, MICHAEL — 09-Jun-1999 WINDSOR 6′ 0.0″ 200 lbs * L
11 KEYSER, KYLE — 08-Mar-1999 OSHAWA 6′ 1.75″ 182 lbs * L
16 VILLALTA, MATT — 03-Jun-1999 SAULT STE. MARIE 6′ 2.5″ 165 lbs * L
18 FULCHER, KADEN — 23-Sep-1998 HAMILTON 6′ 3.75″ 183 lbs * L
19 MCGRATH, JAKE — 07-Jan-1999 SUDBURY 6′ 0.75″ 158 lbs * L
21 DHILLON, STEPHEN — 14-Sep-1998 NIAGARA 6′ 4.5″ 186 lbs * L
27 PROPP, CHRISTIAN — 27-Mar-1999 BARRIE 6′ 2.25″ 176 lbs * L
30 RICHARDSON, LUKE — 28-May-1999 KITCHENER 6′ 2.75″ 160 lbs * L

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