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Several OHLers Are On NHL Draft Radar

The OHL was well represented on NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Players To Watch List for the 2017 NHL Draft with 76 players named Tuesday.

Sault Ste. Marie, Guelph and North Bay lead the league with six players on the list. Owen Sound, Hamilton, London, Kingston, Kitchener and Oshawa each have five players.

Here’s the 76 OHLers to watch for:

A Rating — Indicates a 1st round candidate
Ivan Lodnia – Erie Otters
Mackenzie Entwistle – Hamilton Bulldogs
Matthew Strome – Hamilton Bulldogs
Nicolas Hague – Mississauga Steelheads
Owen Tippett – Mississauga Steelheads
Gabriel Vilardi – Windsor Spitfires

B Rating — Indicates a 2nd/3rd round candidate
Isaac Ratcliffe (LW) – Guelph Storm
Dmitri Samorukov (D) – Guelph Storm
Nate Schnarr (C) – Guelph Storm
Kaden Fulcher (G) – Hamilton Bulldogs
Marian Studenic (LW) – Hamilton Bulldogs
Jacob Paquette (D) – Kingston Frontenacs
Eemeli Rasanen (D) – Kingston Frontenacs
Jason Robertson (LW) – Kingston Frontenacs
Greg Meireles (C) – Kitchener Rangers
Alex Formenton (LW) – London Knights
Jacob Golden (D) – London Knights
Robert Thomas (C) – London Knights
Brady Lyle (D) – North Bay Battalion
Kyle Keyser (G) – Oshawa Generals
Jack Studnicka (C) – Oshawa Generals
Alexander (Sasha) Chmelevski (C) – Ottawa 67’s
Austen Keating (C) – Ottawa 67’s
Markus Phillips (D) – Owen Sound Attack
Nick Suzuki (C) – Owen Sound Attack
Matyas Svoboda (LW) – Peterborough Petes
Cole Coskey (LW) – Saginaw Spirit
Robert Proner (D) – Saginaw Spirit
Ryan McGregor (C) – Sarnia Sting
Adam Ruzicka (C) – Sarnia Sting
Morgan Frost (LW) – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Michael DiPietro (G) – Windsor Spitfires

C Rating — Indicates a 4th/5th/6th round candidate
Tom Hedberg (D) – Barrie Colts
German Poddubnyi (C) – Erie Otters
Samuel Duchesne (D) – Flint Firebirds
Fedor Gordeev (LW) – Flint Firebirds
Nick Deakin-Poot (C) – Guelph Storm
Albert Michnac (LW) – Guelph Storm
Anthony Popovich (G) – Guelph Storm
Benjamin Gleason (D) – Hamilton Bulldogs
Jakob Brahaney (D) – Kingston Frontenacs
Linus Nyman (RW) – Kingston Frontenacs
Nicholas McHugh (LW) – Kitchener Rangers
Luke Richardson (G) – Kitchener Rangers
Elijah Roberts (D) – Kitchener Rangers
Dylan Seitz (C) – Kitchener Rangers
Ian Blacker (D) – London Knights
Brandon Crawley (D) – London Knights
Hayden Davis (D) – Niagara IceDogs
Colton Incze (G) – Niagara IceDogs
Jacob Ball (RW) – North Bay Battalion
Justin Brazeau (RW) – North Bay Battalion
Bradley Chenier (LW) – North Bay Battalion
Adam Thulander (D) – North Bay Battalion
Daniil Vertiy (LW) – North Bay Battalion
Domenic Commisso (C) – Oshawa Generals
Renars Krastenbergs (LW) – Oshawa Generals
Kyle MacLean (LW) – Oshawa Generals
Noel Hoefenmayer (D) – Ottawa 67’s
Drake Rymsha (C) – Ottawa 67’s
Trenton Bourque (D) – Owen Sound Attack
Jonah Gadjovich (LW) – Owen Sound Attack
Maksim Suchko (LW) – Owen Sound Attack
CJ Clarke (RW) – Peterborough Petes
Zach Gallant (C) – Peterborough Petes
Nicholas Grima (D) – Peterborough Petes
Brock Hill (D) – Saginaw Spirit
Kirill Maksimov (LW) – Saginaw Spirit
Aidan Hughes (G) – Sarnia Sting
Anthony Demeo (D) – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Mac Hollowell (D) – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Otta Makinen (C) – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Joseph Raaymakers (G) – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Conor Timmins (D) – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Jake McGrath (G) – Sudbury Wolves
Cole Purboo (RW) – Windsor Spitfires

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