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164 OHL Players Invited to 2016 NHL Training Camps

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 164 OHL players have been invited to attend National Hockey League Training Camps this season.

All 164 players listed are eligible to compete in the OHL for the 2016-17 season including 108 players born in either 1997 or 1998, while 56 of the players are 1996-born and would return as overage players.  159 of the players listed competed in the OHL last season, while five of the players are committed to their OHL clubs for 2016-17.

Of the 164 players attending Training Camps, 111 are going to clubs that selected them in the NHL Draft, 45 are free agent invites, six are undrafted NHL signed prospects, and two players are undrafted AHL signed prospects.  In total, 62 of the players attending NHL Camps have signed entry-level contracts including 30 1996-born players who are overage eligible.

All 20 OHL clubs have at least four players attending NHL Training Camps with the London Knights leading the way by sending 16 players to various camps, followed by the Kitchener Rangers with 12 players, the Windsor Spitfires with 11 players, and both the Niagara IceDogs and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with 10 players each.

29 of the NHL’s 30 clubs will have at least one OHL eligible player attending their Training Camp.  The Arizona Coyotes lead the way with 13 returning eligible OHL players, followed by the St. Louis Blues with 12, the Carolina Hurricanes with 10, followed by the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, and Toronto Maple Leafs each with nine.

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

List below is as of Tuesday October 11, 2016.

OHL Players at 2016-17 NHL Training Camps
Player/NHL Club/Draft Year or Free Agent
Players in italics indicate overage players (1996 birthdates)
Bolded players are still active with NHL clubs
*indicates players committed for the 2016-17 season

Barrie Colts:

Main Camps (5):
Rasmus Andersson, Calgary Flames, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Stockton Oct. 2)
Mackenzie Blackwood, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Albany Oct. 1)
Andrew Mangiapane, Calgary Flames, 6th round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Stockton Oct. 2)
Roy Radke, Chicago Blackhawks, 6th round ‘15 (returned to BAR Sept. 26)
Dylan Sadowy, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’14 (SJS) – Signed (assigned to AHL Grand Rapids Oct. 6)

Rookie Camps (1):
Cordell James, Dallas Stars, Free Agent Invite

 

Erie Otters

Main Camps (7):
Erik Cernak, Los Angeles Kings, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Ontario Oct. 3)
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ‘16 (returned to ER Oct. 1)
Travis Dermott, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Toronto Oct. 8)
Darren Raddysh, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Invite (returned to ER Sept. 22)
Taylor Raddysh, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ‘16 (returned to ER Sept. 28)
Jordan Sambrook, Detroit Red Wings, 5th round ‘16 (returned to ER Sept. 25)
Dylan Strome, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’15 – Signed

Rookie Camps (1):
Kyle Maksimovich, Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent Invite

 

Flint Firebirds:

Main Camps (2):
Luke Kirwan, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite (returned to FLNT Sept. 27)
Jalen Smereck, Arizona Coyotes, Free Agent Invite – Signed (returned to FLNT Sept. 28)

Rookie Camps (4):
Will Bitten, Montreal Canadiens, 3rd round ‘16
Nicholas Caamano, Dallas Stars, 5th round ‘16
Everett Clark, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Alex Peters, Carolina Hurricanes, Free Agent Invite

 

Guelph Storm:

Main Camps (4):
Noah Carroll, Carolina Hurricanes, 6th round ’16 (returned to GUE Sept. 25)
James McEwan, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Invite (returned to GUE Sept. 28)
Garrett McFadden, Philadelphia Flyers, Free Agent Invite (returned to GUE Sept. 27)
Givani Smith, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ‘16 (returned to GUE Oct. 1)

 

Hamilton Bulldogs:

Main Camps (3):
Cole Candella, Vancouver Canucks, 5th round ‘16 (returned to HAM Sept. 26)
Ben Gleason, Carolina Hurricanes, Free Agent Invite (returned to HAM Sept. 25)
Connor Hicks, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite (returned to HAM Sept. 25)

Rookie Camps (3):
Justin Lemcke, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite
Matt Luff, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent Invite – Signed
Niki Petti, Arizona Coyotes, Free Agent Invite

 

Kingston Frontenacs:

Main Camps (8):
Lawson Crouse, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’15 (FLA) – Signed

Michael Dal Colle, New York Islanders, 1st round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Bridgeport Oct. 6)
Stephen Desrocher, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ‘15 (returned to KGN Sept. 27)
Warren Foegele, Carolina Hurricanes, 3rd round ‘14 (returned to KGN Oct. 11)
Jeremy Helvig, Carolina Hurricanes, 5th round ‘16 (returned to KGN Sept. 25)
Juho Lammikko, Florida Panthers, 3rd round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Springfield Sept. 30)
Roland McKeown, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’14 (LAK) – Signed
Spencer Watson, Los Angeles Kings, 7th round ’14 – Signed (injured)


Kitchener Rangers:

Main Camps (8):
Jeremy Bracco, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ‘15 (returned to KIT Oct. 3)
Connor Bunnaman, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ‘16 (returned to KIT Sept. 27)
Connor Hall, Pittsburgh Penguins, 3rd round ‘16 (returned to KIT Sept. 28)
Frank Hora, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite (assigned to AHL Cleveland Sept. 29)
Darby Llewellyn, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite (returned to KIT Sept. 30)
Ryan MacInnis, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Tucson Oct. 2)
Luke Opilka, St. Louis Blues, 5th round ’15 – Signed (injured)
Dmitrii Sergeev, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent – Signed (assigned to AHL Chicago Sept. 26)

Rookie Camps (4):
Dylan Di Perna, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite
Jake Henderson, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Mason Kohn, Arizona Coyotes, Free Agent Invite
Adam Mascherin, Florida Panthers, 2nd round ‘16 (injured)

 

London Knights:

Main Camps (13):
Brandon Crawley, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Invite (returned to LDN Sept. 28)
Christian Dvorak, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Max Jones, Anaheim Ducks, 1st round ’16 – Signed (returned to LDN Oct. 3)
Olli Juolevi, Vancouver Canucks, 1st round ’16 – Signed (returned to LDN Oct. 5)
Janne Kuokkanen, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ‘16* (returned to LDN Sept. 28)
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Chris Martenet, Dallas Stars, 4th round ’15 – Signed (returned to LDN Sept. 27)
Nicolas Mattinen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ‘16 (returned to LDN Sept. 27)
Tyler Parsons, Calgary Flames, 2nd round ‘16 (returned to LDN Oct. 2)
JJ Piccinich, Toronto Maple Leafs, 4th round ‘14 (returned to LDN Sept. 27)
Cliff Pu, Buffalo Sabres, 3rd round ‘16 (returned to LDN Sept. 26)
Kole Sherwood, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent – Signed (returned to LDN Sept. 28)
Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames, 1st round ’16 – Signed

Rookie Camps (3):
Owen MacDonald, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Victor Mete, Montreal Canadiens, 4th round ‘16
Chandler Yakimowicz, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Invite

 

Mississauga Steelheads:

Main Camps (9):
Nathan Bastian, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ‘16 (returned to MISS Oct. 1)
Sean Day, New York Rangers, 3rd round ‘16 (returned to MISS Oct. 2)
Stephen Gibson, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite (returned to MISS Sept. 28)
Michael McLeod, New Jersey Devils, 1st round ‘16 – Signed (returned to MISS Oct. 1)
Jacob Moverare, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ‘16* (returned to MISS Sept. 26)
Daniel Muzito-Bagenda, Buffalo Sabres, Signed (AHL) (assigned to AHL Rochester Oct. 1)
Alex Nylander, Buffalo Sabres, 1st round ’16 – Signed (assigned to AHL Rochester Oct. 11)
Austin Osmanski, Buffalo Sabres, 7th round ‘16 (returned to MISS Sept. 26)
Vili Saarijärvi, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’15 – Signed (injured)

 

Niagara IceDogs:

Main Camps (10):
Stephen Dhillon, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite (returned to NIAG Sept. 25)
Vince Dunn, St. Louis Blues, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Chicago Oct. 1)
Josh Ho-Sang, New York Islanders, 1st round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Bridgeport Oct. 6)
Pavel Jenys, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Iowa Sept. 29)
Graham Knott, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ‘15 – Signed (returned to NIAG Oct. 1)
Alex Nedeljkovic, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Charlotte Oct. 6)
Christopher Paquette, Tampa Bay Lightning, 5th round ‘16 (returned to NIAG Sept. 28)
Brendan Perlini, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Tucson Oct. 2)
Blake Siebenaler, Columbus Blue Jackets, 3rd round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Cleveland Sept. 30)
Josh Wesley, Carolina Hurricanes, 4th round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Charlotte Oct. 1)

 

North Bay Battalion:

Main Camps (7):
Mike Amadio, Los Angeles Kings, 3rd round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Ontario Oct. 3)
Justin Brazeau, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite (returned to NB Sept. 25)
Riley Bruce, Calgary Flames, 7th round ‘15 (returned to NB Sept. 28)
Cam Dineen, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ‘16 (returned to NB Sept. 28)
Brett McKenzie, Vancouver Canucks, 7th round ‘16 (returned to NB Sept. 26)
Mark Shoemaker, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ‘16 (returned to NB Sept. 22)
Kyle Wood, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’14 (COL) – Signed (assigned to AHL Tucson Oct. 2)

Rookie Camps (1): 
Brent Moran, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite

 

Oshawa Generals:

Main Camps (4):
Jeremy Brodeur, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite (returned to OSH Sept. 28)
Anthony Cirelli, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ’15 – Signed (returned to OSH Sept. 28)
Riley Stillman, Florida Panthers, 4th round ’16 (returned to OSH Sept. 28)
Mitchell Vande Sompel, New York Islanders, 3rd round ‘15 (returned to OSH Sept. 28)

Rookie Camps (3):
Sean Allen, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Domenic Commisso, Boston Bruins, Free Agent Invite
Lukas Lofquist, New York Islanders, Signed (AHL)

 

Ottawa 67’s:

Main Camps (4):
Travis Barron, Colorado Avalanche, 7th round ‘16 – (returned to OTT Sept. 26)
Stepan Falkovsky, Calgary Flames, 7th round ‘16 (assigned to AHL Stockton Sept. 28)
Jacob Middleton, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Invite (assigned to AHL San Jose Oct. 3)
Dante Salituro, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent – Signed (assigned to AHL Cleveland Sept. 29)

Rookie Camps (1):
Drake Rymsha, Boston Bruins, Free Agent Invite

 

Owen Sound Attack:

Main Camps (5):
Jacob Friend, Los Angeles Kings, 7th round ‘16 (returned to OS Sept. 26)
Michael McNiven, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent – Signed (returned to OS Oct. 2)
Thomas Schemitsch, Florida Panthers, 3rd round ‘15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Springfield Oct. 8)
Matt Schmalz, Los Angeles Kings, 5th round ‘15 (returned to OS Sept. 26)
Damir Sharipzyanov, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent – Signed (assigned to AHL Ontario Oct. 3)

Rookie Camps (3):
Santino Centorame, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Petrus Palmu, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Invite
Ethan Szypula, Dallas Stars, Free Agent Invite

 

Peterborough Petes:

Main Camps (7):
Jonathan Ang, Florida Panthers, 4th round ‘16 (returned to PBO Sept. 28)
Eric Cornel, Buffalo Sabres, 2nd round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Rochester Oct. 1)
Steven Lorentz, Carolina Hurricanes, 7th round ‘15 (returned to PBO Sept. 25)
Dominik Masin, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Syracuse Oct. 2)
Matt Spencer, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (returned to PBO Sept. 28)
Jonne Tammela, Tampa Bay Lightning, 4th round ‘15* (returned to PBO Oct. 2)
Dylan Wells, Edmonton Oilers, 5th round ‘16 (returned to PBO Sept. 25)

Rookie Camps (1):
Kyle Jenkins, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent Invite

 

Saginaw Spirit:

Main Camps (6):
Evan Cormier, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ‘16 (returned to SAG Oct. 1)
Tye Felhaber, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Invite (returned to SAG Sept. 27)
Filip Hronek, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’16 – Signed* (returned to SAG Oct. 1)
Keaton Middleton, Toronto Maple Leafs, 4th round ‘16 (returned to TOR Sept. 27)
Markus Niemelainen, Edmonton Oilers, 3rd round ‘16 (returned to SAG Sept. 27)
Mitchell Stephens, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (returned to SAG Oct. 2)

Rookie Camps (2):
Kris Bennett, Nashville Predators, Free Agent Invite
Marcus Crawford, New Jersey Devils, Free Agent Invite

 

Sarnia Sting:

Main Camps (8):
Jakob Chychrun, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’16 – Signed

Filip Helt, St. Louis Blues, 7th round ‘16* (returned to SAR Sept. 28)
Josh Jacobs, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Albany Oct. 1)
Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Nikita Korostelev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 7th round ‘15 (returned to SAR Sept. 27)
Jordan Kyrou, St. Louis Blues, 2nd round ’16 – Signed (returned to SAR Sept. 28)
Anthony Salinitri, Philadelphia Flyers, 6th round ‘16 (returned to SAR Sept. 27)
Pavel Zacha, New Jersey Devils, 1st round ’15 – Signed

Rookie Camps (1):
Jeff King, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite

 

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds:

Main Camps (9):
Gustav Bouramman, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’15 – Signed (returned to SSM Sept. 28)
Tim Gettinger, New York Rangers, 5th round ‘16 (returned to SSM Sept. 27)
Brandon Halverson, New York Rangers, 2nd round ’14 – Signed (assigned to AHL Hartford Sept. 30)
Boris Katchouk, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ‘16 (returned to SSM Sept. 28)
Jack Kopacka, Anaheim Ducks, 4th round ‘16 (returned to SSM Sept. 27)
Joseph Raaymakers, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite (returned to SSM Sept. 27)
Zachary Senyshyn, Boston Bruins, 1st round ’15 – Signed (returned to SSM Oct. 2)
Blake Speers, New Jersey Devils, 3rd round ‘15 – Signed
Colton White, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ‘15 – Signed (returned to SSM Oct. 1)

Rookie Camps (1):
Hayden Verbeek, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite

 

Sudbury Wolves:

Main Camps (3):
Kyle Capobianco, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ‘15 (returned to SBY Sept. 28)
Liam Dunda, St. Louis Blues, 6th round ‘15 (returned to SBY Sept. 26)
Dmitry Sokolov, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ‘16 (returned to SBY Sept. 28)

Rookie Camps (2):
Aiden Jamieson, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Michael Pezzetta, Montreal Canadiens, 6th round ‘16

 

Windsor Spitfires:

Main Camps (9):
Jeremiah Addison, Montreal Canadiens, 7th round ‘15 (returned to WSR Oct. 3)
Logan Brown, Ottawa Senators, 1st round ’16 – Signed (returned to WSR Sept. 28)
Jalen Chatfield, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Invite (returned to WSR Sept. 27)
Christian Fischer, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL Tuscon Oct. 8)
Brendan Lemieux, Winnipeg Jets, 2nd round ’14 (BUF) – Signed (assigned to AHL Manitoba Oct. 11)
Julius Nattinen, Anaheim Ducks, 2nd round ’15 – Signed (assigned to AHL San Diego Oct. 6)
Tyler Nother, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Invite (returned to WSR Sept. 22)
Mikhail Sergachev, Montreal Canadiens, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Logan Stanley, Winnipeg Jets, 1st round ‘16 (returned to WSR Oct. 4)

Rookie Camps (2):
Cristiano DiGiacinto, New York Islanders, Free Agent Invite
Hayden McCool, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Invite

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