First overall pick Ryan Suzuki and high-flying Russian additions Andrei Svechnikov and Alexey Lipanov look to transform the Barrie Colts offence this season.
2016-17 Record: 17-44-6-1 (5th Central Division)
Head Coach: Dale Hawerchuk (8th season)
Key additions: Ryan Suzuki, Andrei Svechnikov, Alexey Lipanov
Notable graduates: Anthony Stefano, Roy Radke, Tom Hedberg
Leading scorer: Lucas Chiodo (68 GP, 22-31–53)*
Leading scorer (defencemen): Justin Murray (66 GP, 2-22–24)*
Leading scorer (rookie): Jason Willms (68 GP, 13-11–24)
Leading goaltender: Christian Propp (32 GP, 7-20-1-0, 3.89 GAA, .884 SV%, 1 SO)
Quick Hit: Ryan Suzuki follows Daniel Tkaczuk (1995) and Aaron Ekblad (2011) as the third first overall draft pick in franchise history.
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Thurs. Sept. 21 vs. OTT, Fri. Sept. 22 at NB
* – among returning players
^ – possible graduate
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