OHL 20 in 20 Futures Watch: Windsor Spitfires
The future of the Windsor Spitfires starts at forward following a pair of early picks in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection.
Centre Jean-Luc Foudy chosen 10th overall is the first forward chosen in the first round by Windsor since Gabe Vilardi in 2015, while 25th overall pick Kyle McDonald ensured the first time the club went back-to-back forwards to start the draft since 2006’s selections of Greg Nemisz and Adam Henrique who helped the club win back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010.
Foudy comes from an athletic background with older brother Liam a member of the London Knights and recent first round pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He scored 25 goals and 35 assists for 60 points in 52 games last season for the Toronto Titans, then helped GTHL Red earn silver at the 2018 OHL Gold Cup following the draft. Foudy officially announced his commitment to the Spitfires in May.
McDonald brings both size and scoring to the Spitfires at over 6’3” and 176lbs he scored 25 goals and 21 assists for 46 points in 40 games for the Ottawa Jr. Senators. He has also officially committed to Windsor with the announcement coming in June.
Both players will be competing at Hockey Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-17 Development Camp from July 21-27 in Calgary.
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