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144 OHL Players Attend 2019 NHL Training Camps

 

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 144 returning-eligible OHL players are attending NHL Training Camps this month.

Of the 144 players who received invitations to Rookie Camps, 106 advanced to Main Camp with their respective NHL clubs.

All 20 OHL member teams feature players attending NHL camps led by the London Knights with 14 trailed closely by the defending OHL champion Guelph Storm with 13.

Each of the NHL’s 31 member clubs have at least one OHL player attending camp led by the Arizona Coyotes with 12, the Los Angeles Kings with nine and the Columbus Blue Jackets and Vegas Golden Knights each with eight.

A total of 90 players invited were acquired through the NHL Draft including 2019 first round selections Thomas Harley (Mississauga, Dallas 18th overall), Philip Tomasino (Niagara/Nashville 24th overall), Connor McMichael (London/Washington 25th overall) and Ryan Suzuki (Barrie/Carolina 28th overall).

The list includes a total of 51 players invited to camps as free agents, 15 of whom have advanced to Main Camp with their respective NHL club.

A number of prominent OHL players emerged as standouts at NHL prospects camps across the continent recently. Check out a full recap of that action here.

 

OHL Players at 2019-20 NHL Rookie Camps
Player/NHL Club/Draft Year or Free Agent
Players in italics indicate overage eligible players (1999 birthdates)
*indicates players who are OHL committed for 2019-20
^indicates players invited to camp but unable to participate due to injury

6 OHL players remain with NHL clubs as of Sunday September 29th

 

Barrie Colts (5):

MAIN CAMP:
Mathew Hill, Anaheim Ducks, 6th round ’19 (returned to BAR Sept. 18)
Matej Pekar, Buffalo Sabres, 4th round ’18 – Signed (returned to BAR Sept. 18)
Ryan Suzuki, Carolina Hurricanes, 1st round ’19 (returned to BAR Sept. 26)
Tyler Tucker, St. Louis Blues, 7th round ’18 (returned to BAR Sept. 15)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Jack York, Montreal Canadiens, Free agent invite

 

Erie Otters (2):

MAIN CAMP:
Maxim Golod, Philadelphia Flyers, Free agent invite (returned to ER Sept. 18)
Chad Yetman, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite (returned to ER Sept. 15)

 

Flint Firebirds (9):

MAIN CAMP:
Dennis Busby, Arizona Coyotes, 5th round ’18 (returned to FLINT Sept. 16)
Ty Dellandrea, Dallas Stars, 1st round ’18 – Signed (returned to FLNT Sept. 25)
Ethan Keppen, Vancouver Canucks, 4th round ’19 (returned to FLNT Sept. 17)
Vladislav Kolyachonok, Florida Panthers, 2nd round ’19 (returned to FLNT Sept. 15)
Cody Morgan, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite (returned to FLNT Sept. 15)
Anthony Popovich, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite (returned to FLNT Sept. 15)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Jake Durham, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite
Riley McCourt, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite
Evgeni Oksentyuk, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite*

 

Guelph Storm (13):

MAIN CAMP:
Mackenzie Entwistle, Chicago Blackhawks, Acquired by trade 2018 – Signed (assigned to AHL Rockford Sept. 21)
Fedor Gordeev, Minnesota Wild, Acquired by trade 2019 – Signed (returned to GUE Sept. 16)
Liam Hawel, Montreal Canadiens, Free agent invite (returned to GUE Sept. 16)
Owen Lalonde, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite (returned to GUE Sept. 15)
Markus Phillips, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Ontario Sept. 22)
Isaac Ratcliffe, Philadelphia Flyers, 2nd round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Lehigh Valley Sept. 20)
Dmitri Samorukov, Edmonton Oilers, 3rd round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Bakersfield Sept. 20)
Nate Schnarr, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Tucson Sept. 21)
Nick Suzuki, Montreal Canadiens, Acquired by trade 2018 – Signed
Alexey Toropchenko, St. Louis Blues, 4th round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL San Antonio Sept. 20)
Eric Uba, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite (returned to GUE Sept. 16)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Pavel Gogolev, Vegas Golden Knights, Free agent invite
Cam Hillis, Montreal Canadiens, 3rd round ’18

 

Hamilton Bulldogs (7):

MAIN CAMP:
Jan Jenik, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’18 – Signed (returned to HAM Sept. 22)
Arthur Kaliyev, Los Angeles Kings, 2nd round ’19 (returned to HAM Sept. 18)
Matthew Strome, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Lehigh Valley Sept. 20)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Kade Landry, New York Rangers, Free agent invite
Navrin Mutter, Colorado Avalanche, Free agent invite
Isaac Nurse, Chicago Blackhawks, Free agent invite
Nathan Staios, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free agent invite

 

Kingston Frontenacs (1):

MAIN CAMP:
Billy Constantinou, Los Angeles Kings, Free agent invite (returned to KGN Sept. 18)

 

Kitchener Rangers (9):

MAIN CAMP:
Axel Bergkvist, Arizona Coyotes, 7th round ’19* (returned to KIT Sept. 16)
Riley Damiani, Dallas Stars, 5th round ’18 – Signed (returned to KIT Sept. 17)
Jacob Ingham, Los Angeles Kings, 6th round ’18 (returned to KIT Sept. 18)
Alexey Lipanov, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Syracuse Sept. 21)
Greg Meireles, Florida Panthers, 6th round ’19 (assigned to AHL Springfield Sept. 15)
Michael Vukojevic, New Jersey Devils, 3rd round ’19 (returned to KIT Sept. 17)
Jonathan Yantsis, Los Angeles Kings, Free agent invite (returned to KIT Sept. 18)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Joseph Garreffa, Los Angeles Kings, Free agent invite
Justin MacPherson, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite

 

London Knights (15):

MAIN CAMP:
Adam Boqvist, Chicago Blackhawks, 1st round ’18 – Signed
Evan Bouchard, Edmonton Oilers, 1st round ’18 – Signed (assigned to AHL Bakersfield Sept. 25)
Paul Cotter, Vegas Golden Knights, 4th round ’18 – Signed (assigned to AHL Chicago Sept. 20)
Alex Formenton, Ottawa Senators, 2nd round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Belleville Sept. 22)
Liam Foudy, Columbus Blue Jackets, 1st round ’19 – Signed (returned to LDN Sept. 18)
Jonathan Gruden, Ottawa Senators, 4th round ’18 – Signed* (returned to LDN Sept. 15)
Matvey Guskov, Minnesota Wild, 5th round ’19 (returned to LDN Sept. 16)
Joey Keane, New York Rangers, 3rd round ’18 – Signed (assigned to AHL Hartford Sept. 21)
Jordan Kooy, Vegas Golden Knights, 7th round ’18 (returned to LDN Sept. 15)
Connor McMichael, Washington Capitals, 1st round ’19 – Signed (returned to LDN Sept. 19)
Ryan Merkley, San Jose Sharks, 1st round ’18 – Signed (returned to LDN Sept. 27)
Alec Regula, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’18 (returned to LDN Sept. 25)
Hunter Skinner, New York Rangers, 4th round ’19* (returned to LDN Sept. 16)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Billy Moskal, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite
Josh Nelson, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free agent invite

 

Mississauga Steelheads (4):

MAIN CAMP:
Thomas Harley, Dallas Stars, 1st round ’19 (returned to MISS Sept. 27)
Cole Schwindt, Florida Panthers, 3rd round ’19 (returned to MISS Sept. 15)
Keean Washkurak, St. Louis Blues, 5th round ’19 (returned to MISS Sept. 15)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Nicholas Canade, New Jersey Devils, Free agent invite

 

Niagara IceDogs (7):

MAIN CAMP:
Ben Jones, Vegas Golden Knights, 7th round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Chicago Sept. 23)
Ivan Lodnia, Minnesota Wild, 3rd round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Iowa Sept. 20)
Kirill Maksimov, Edmonton Oilers, 5th round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Bakersfield Sept. 20)

Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars, 2nd round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Texas Sept. 27)
Jack Studnicka, Boston Bruins, 2nd round ’17 – Signed
Akil Thomas, Los Angeles Kings, 2nd round ’18 – Signed (returned to NIAG Sept. 21)
Philip Tomasino, Nashville Predators, 1st round ’19 (returned to NIAG Sept. 17)

 

North Bay Battalion (2):

MAIN CAMP:
Mason Primeau, Vegas Golden Knights, 5th round ’19 (returned to NB Sept. 18)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Matthew Struthers, Montreal Canadiens, Free agent invite

 

Oshawa Generals (8):

MAIN CAMP:
Mitchell Brewer, San Jose Sharks, Free agent invite (returned to OSH Sept. 14)
Nico Gross, New York Rangers, 4th round ’18 (returned to OSH Sept. 16)
Kyle Keyser, Boston Bruins, Signed as a free agent (assigned to AHL Providence Sept. 26)
Kyle MacLean, New York Islanders, Signed to AHL contract (assigned to AHL Bridgeport Sept. 25)
Brett Neumann, New York Islanders, Free agent invite (returned to OSH Sept. 19)

Serron Noel, Florida Panthers, 2nd round ’18 – Signed (returned to OSH Sept. 21)
Giovanni Vallati, Winnipeg Jets, 5th round ’18 (returned to OSH Sept. 21)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Allan McShane, Montreal Canadiens, 4th round ’18

 

Ottawa 67’s (11):

MAIN CAMP:
Kevin Bahl, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’18 – Signed (returned to OTT Sept. 18)
Sasha Chmelevski, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL San Jose Sept. 23)
Kody Clark, Washington Capitals, 2nd round ’18 – Signed (assigned to AHL Hershey Sept. 20)
Graeme Clarke, New Jersey Devils, 3rd round ’19 (returned to OTT Sept. 17)
Michael DiPietro, Vancouver Canucks, 3rd round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Utica Sept. 19)
Mitchell Hoelscher, New Jersey Devils, 6th round ’18 (returned to OTT Sept. 17)
Nikita Okhotyuk, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ’19 (returned to OTT Sept. 17)
Hudson Wilson, San Jose Sharks, Free agent invite (returned to OTT Sept. 14)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Noel Hoefenmayer, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite
Austen Keating, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite
Merrick Rippon, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite

 

Owen Sound Attack (6):

MAIN CAMP:
Aidan Dudas, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ’18 (returned to OS Sept. 18)
Brady Lyle, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite (returned to OS Sept. 16)
Maksim Sushko, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Lehigh Valley Sept. 20)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Andrew Perrott, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite
Sergey Popov, Winnipeg Jets, Free agent invite
Carter Robertson, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free agent invite

 

Peterborough Petes (8):

MAIN CAMP:
Declan Chisholm, Winnipeg Jets, 5th round ’18 (returned to PBO Sept. 21)
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 3rd round ’18 – Signed (returned to PBO Sept. 15)
Zach Gallant, San Jose Sharks, Signed as a free agent (returned to PBO Sept. 14)
Hunter Jones, Minnesota Wild, 2nd round ’19 (returned to PBO Sept. 16)
Liam Kirk, Arizona Coyotes, 7th round ’18 (returned to PBO Sept. 16)
Nick Robertson, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round’ 19 (returned to PBO Sept. 15)

ROOKIE CAMP:
David Maier, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite
Jacob Paquette, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite

 

Saginaw Spirit (9):

MAIN CAMP:
Cole Coskey, New York Islanders, 7th round ’19 (returned to SAG Sept. 19)
Damien Giroux, Minnesota Wild, 5th round ’18 (returned to SAG Sept. 16)
Blade Jenkins, New York Islanders, 5th round ’18 (returned to SAG Sept. 19)
Ryan McLeod, Edmonton Oilers, 2nd round ’18 – Signed (assigned to AHL Bakersfield Sept. 20)
Mason Millman, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’19 (returned to SAG Sept. 18)
Nicholas Porco, Dallas Stars, 5th round ’19 (returned to SAG Sept. 17)
Ivan Prosvetov, Arizona Coyotes, 4th round ’18 – Signed (assigned to AHL Tucson Sept. 22)
Owen Tippett, Florida Panthers, 1st round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Springfield Sept. 29)
Bode Wilde, New York Islanders, 2nd round ’18 – Signed

 

Sarnia Sting (6):

MAIN CAMP:
Eric Hjorth, Columbus Blue Jackets, 4th round ’19* (returned to SAR. Sept. 18)
Jamieson Rees, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’19 (returned to SAR Sept. 14)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Sam Bitten, Minnesota Wild, Free agent invite
Brayden Guy, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite
Sean Josling, Chicago Blackhawks, Free agent invite
Ryan McGregor, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite^

 

Soo Greyhounds (7):

MAIN CAMP:
Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers, 1st round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Lehigh Valley Sept. 27)
Barrett Hayton, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’18 – Signed
Matthew Villalta, Los Angeles Kings, 3rd round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Ontario Sept. 22)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Joe Carroll, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free agent invite
Jacob LeGuerrier, Montreal Canadiens, 5th round ’19
Cole MacKay, Vegas Golden Knights, Free agent invite
Cullen McLean, Vegas Golden Knights, Free agent invite

 

Sudbury Wolves (9):

MAIN CAMP:
Kalle Loponen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 7th round ’19* (returned to SBY Sept. 15)
David Levin, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite (returned to SBY Sept. 16)
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Buffalo Sabres, 2nd round ’18 – Signed
Blake Murray, Carolina Hurricanes, 6th round ’19 (returned to SBY Sept. 14)
Owen Robinson, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite (returned to SBY Sept. 15)
Adam Ruzicka, Calgary Flames, 4th round ’17 – Signed (assigned to AHL Stockton Sept. 23)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Macauley Carson, New York Rangers, Free agent invite
Nolan Hutcheson, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite
Liam Ross, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite

 

Windsor Spitfires (6):

MAIN CAMP:
Egor Afanasyev, Nashville Predators, 2nd round ’19* (returned to WSR Sept. 17)
Tyler Angle, Columbus Blue Jackets, 7th round ’19 (returned to WSR Sept. 18)
Connor Corcoran, Vegas Golden Knights, 5th round ’18 (returned to WSR Sept. 18)
Curtis Douglas, Dallas Stars, 4th round ’18 (returned to WSR Sept. 17)

ROOKIE CAMP:
Louka Henault, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite
Cole Purboo, Chicago Blackhawks, Free agent invite

 

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