OHL Prospect Profile: Henry Mews

Henry Mews is one of the top 2006-born defencemen eligible for the 2022 OHL Draft. With speed, flair, confidence and versatility, Mews projects to be a game-breaking player at the OHL-level and beyond.

– Henry Mews –

Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL) | Defence | 2022 OHL Draft Eligible

Nepean, ON | 6′, 180lbs | May 9th, 2006

The Toronto Jr. Canadiens are, to no one’s surprise, a powerhouse in the GTHL once again this season. The club made this fact abundantly clear in their International Silver Stick Championship victory over the equally capable Mississauga Senators in a clash between what could very well be the top two teams in Ontario. One major influence in the Jr. Canadiens’ run to the Championship — and in their success throughout the current season as a whole — has been defenceman Henry Mews. The native of Nepean, Ontario is a superb two-way defenceman who can impact the game in all three zones of the ice. Eerily reminiscent to former high-end GTHL defenders such as Ty Nelson and Jamie Drysdale, Mews is an impressive young player who boasts immense potential at the OHL-level and beyond.


  • Skating Speed and Agility
  • Edge-Work
  • Hockey Sense and Offensive Instincts
  • Two-Way Ability
  • Playmaking Capabilities
  • Shot Release and Penetration
  • Competitiveness
  • Defensive Prowess

The foundation of Mews’ game is his speed and agility on the ice. The youngster can fly throughout the ice with absolute ease regardless of whether the puck is on his stick or not. In his defensive end, Mews can track down and smother opposing forwards before moving the puck to his teammates or breaking the puck out on his own. Owing to his high-end offensive instincts, Mews loves to join the rush when it is safe to do so and is downright dangerous when the puck is on his stick. He has the ability to carry the puck end-to-end before unleashing a shot on goal or devising a lethal play with his fellow teammates. As a prospect who has played significant stretches of his career at various forward positions, Mews has a well-rounded understanding of the game in all three zones of the ice and owns an innate sense of confidence with regards to when it is safe for his to act as an offensive threat rather than a shutdown defenceman. In fact, Mews led the HEO in scoring in his U14 season — collecting 25 goals and 62 point in 29 contests — all while playing multiple positions on the ice.

Some might classify Mews as somewhat of a rover, but fact is Mews is a defenceman first and an offensive threat second — however, his ability to play both roles in a seamless fashion can lead to mixed opinions of his future at the next level. However, we feel there is no question that Mews will develop into a sensational player at the OHL-level. Not only does Mews already boast solid size and strength, but he owns intangible abilities that are downright difficult for many high-level players to adapt. Mews’ ability to feel the game and its ebbs and flows is something to behold, as the youngster has an impressive feel for the game and regularly makes accurate and confident decisions with the well-being of his team being at the forefront of his thought process.

Future Potential:

At the end of the day, Henry Mews will be a game changer at the OHL-level and beyond. Despite playing against many of the best players in Ontario in the GTHL this season, Mews has made the game look easy on countless occasions owing to his innate sense for the game and high-end skill set. Much like Ty Nelson at the end of his GTHL career, Mews is a step above his competition and is ready for the challenges which the major-junior level will present. Come the 2022 OHL Draft, expect Mews to be one of the first defencemen selected — if not the first.

Related: 2022 OHL Draft Ranking – December’s Top-50


OHL Prospect Profile: Michael Hage

Michael Hage of the GTHL’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens is a well-rounded centre and one of the most complete prospects eligible for the 2022 OHL Draft. Learn about his game, here.

– Michael Hage –

Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL) | Centre | 2022 OHL Draft Eligible

Oakville, ON | 6′, 175lbs | April 14th, 2006

The Toronto Jr. Canadiens are a perennial powerhouse in the GTHL, and this year’s club is no different.

Leading the charge for the Jr. Canadiens in 2021-22 is none other than Michael Hage — an incredibly well-rounded centre who plays an excellent two-way game defined by its attention to detail and potency. In fact, not only is Hage able to devise and capitalize on high-percentage scoring chances in the offensive zone, but he is also capable of shutting down his opposition’s top players in his defensive zone — a skill set which combines to make him one of the top prospects eligible for the 2022 OHL Draft.


  • Edge-work and Balance
  • Acceleration
  • Shot Strength and Release
  • Playmaking Abilities
  • Hockey Sense
  • Two-Way Ability
  • Face-offs
  • Defensive Aptitude

The list of Hage’s strengths is long, and for good reason. Hage can seemingly do it all on the ice, whether he takes to it at even-strength, on the power-play or on the penalty-kill. Driving Hage’s play are his excellent skating abilities, as the youngster boats excellent edge-work, balance and acceleration on his blades. These capabilities allow Hage to create space from his opposition in the offensive zone, track them down in the defensive zone and protect the puck with ease when it is on his stick.

This ability to create time and space for himself affords Hage with ample time to create scoring chances or unleash his stellar shot on goal. Owing to his impressive vision and hockey sense, Hage can execute high-risk passes with relative ease and improve the play and productivity of his fellow teammates in the process. When Hage does decide to uncork his wicked wrister on net, it is remarkably accurate and has the velocity necessary to overwhelm opposing goaltenders before they have the time to react. Hage’s combined playmaking and goal-scoring abilities allow him to stand as a multi-faceted and therefore unpredictable player in the offensive zone.

Rounding out Hage’s game are the abilities he possesses which separate him from his the majority of his peers. As a centre, Hage is strong in the face-off circle — he wins the bulk of his draws and, therefore, helps to bolster his team’s time with possession. Moreover, as we touched on above, Hage is a detail-oriented two-way player. Sure, he is a lethal offensive player, but he is also a centre who doesn’t take unnecessary risks or neglect his defensive zone. He is aware of his defensive responsibilities and positions himself well in order to support his defencemen and facilitate efficient breakouts.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Personal Strength

When it comes to Hage and areas in which he would do well to improve, there are few. As we’ve stated on multiple occasions, Hage is a very well-rounded player, meaning there are very few holes in his game. Like most players of his age, Hage would do well to bolster his personal strength in the years ahead — progress which will come naturally as he matures. If able to add extra strength to his growing frame, Hage will be able to transition to the OHL-level with ease and become even more difficult to knock off of the puck in the process.

Future Potential:

At the end of the day, Hage has the skill and ability necessary to develop into an elite player at the OHL-level and beyond. His lethal offensive instincts, leadership, innate two-way play and natural ability to improve the productivity of those around him combine to make him a player worth watching for years to come. In fact, Hage’s game is eerily reminiscent of former Toronto Jr. Canadiens star forward Pano Fimis, who was chosen second-overall in the 2020 OHL Draft by the Niagara IceDogs. If Hage can follow a similar developmental path to that of Fimis, he will be well on his way to becoming a household name.

OHL Prospect Profile: Nicholas Moldenhauer

Nicholas Moldenhauer of the GTHL’s Toronto Titans is a well-rounded player who can be counted upon to produce at both ends of the ice. As an incredibly hard-working player, Moldenhauer will be highly sought after as a prospect eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Nicholas Moldenhauer –

Toronto Titans (GTHL) | Right-Wing | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Mississauga, Ontario | 5’10”, 160-pounds | May 25th, 2004

The Toronto Titans were an offensive juggernaut in the GTHL during the 2019-20 season, averaging a whopping 4.12 goals for per game across their 33 regular season contests. One player in particular who helped to drive the Titans’ offensive attack on a nightly basis was Nicholas Moldenhauer — a strong skating right-winger defined by his tireless work ethic and innate instincts on the ice. Alongside a stellar supporting cast, Moldenhauer helped push his team to third-place finish in the GTHL and a berth in the annual OHL Cup.


  • Skating Speed and Acceleration
  • Innate Offensive Instincts
  • Vision and Playmaking Abilities
  • Strong, Deceptive Shot
  • Work Ethic

The foundation of Moldenhauer’s game is, unquestionably, his ability to traverse the ice. Defined by his powerful stride, Moldenhauer can accelerate to top speed in a short few strides and boasts the speed necessary to force opposing defenders onto their heels. What’s more is that Moldenhauer has the speed and stability needed to drive the puck wide and around defenders en route to the net — this bulldog mentality allows Moldenhauer to create a wealth of offence for his squad. Moreover, Moldenhauer is a versatile threat, as he stands capable of firing the puck on goal or devising a high-percentage scoring play when afforded with excessive time and space owing to his vision.

Moldenhauer’s ability to stand as a capable and persistent threat derives from his tireless work ethic on the ice. Whether he finds himself in the midst of a puck battle in the attacking zone or a back-check at the tail-end of his shift, Moldenhauer can find the will necessary to execute plays which benefit his team with a startling level of consistency. A team-first player who doesn’t hesitate to step into shooting lanes to block shots or work tirelessly on the penalty kill, Moldenhauer is a well-rounded player who can be relied upon in numerous situations to secure results which directly benefit his team. In short, Moldenhauer is a strong, well-rounded player who can be counted upon to lead his team regardless of the score or situation.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Skating Stride Efficiency
  • Shot Release Fluidity

Given the well-rounded nature of Moldenhauer’s game, his skill-set isn’t in need of major improvements. If we were to nitpick, however, we’d identify Moldenhauer’s skating stride and shot release as two areas in which he would do well to improve. As mentioned above, Moldenhauer is a strong and speedy skater who can traverse the ice with ease — however, refining the fluidity and efficiency of his stride would allow Moldenhauer to reach top speed at a faster rate while reducing his energy output in the process. Secondly there is the release of Moldenhauer’s shot — although quick and accurate, Moldenhauer would do well to refine his release into one fluid motion.

Future Potential:

At the end of the day, Moldenhauer stands as an excellent young prospect and one who could very well enjoy considerable success at the OHL-level and beyond. As he continues to mature physically, Moldenhauer will become far more difficult to play against owing to his work ethic and innate offensive abilities on the ice. If able to further refine his skating stride alongside the release of his shot, Moldenhauer will quickly develop into a versatile threat at both ends of the ice.

OHL Prospect Profile: Matthew Jovanovic

Matthew Jovanovic of the GTHL’s Toronto Marlboros is one of the top defence prospects eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. With excellent skating abilities and superb vision, Jovanovic stands poised to thrive at the OHL-level and beyond.

– Matthew Jovanovic –

Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) | Defence | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Toronto, Ontario | 6’1″, 185-pounds | September 22nd, 2004

The 2019-20 season has been a tumultuous one for the Toronto Marlboros, as the team has battled to attain consistency in their game. One player, however, who has been nothing short of solid on a nightly basis is defenceman Matthew Jovanovic — a mobile and intelligent prospect who can drive his game’s transition game with relative ease. Moreover, given his calculated play and intimidating size, Jovanovic was selected to represent Team Canada at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games — a glaring indication of Jovanovic’s future potential in the game.

With this being said, let’s discuss Jovanovic’s game in greater detail.


  • Skating Speed, Mobility and Agility
  • Puck Handling and Composure
  • On-Ice Vision and Intelligence
  • 200-Foot Play and Defensive Responsibility
  • Playmaking and Offensive Ability

Regardless of the Marlies’ opponent on any given night, it is downright impossible to ignore the play of Jovanovic on Toronto’s back end. The first glaring aspect of Jovanovic’s game is his ability to skate, as the youngster features a smooth and effortless stride which he uses to navigate the ice with absolute ease. Able to reach his top speed in a few short strides and able to change directions while maintaining his velocity, Jovanovic can smother attacking forwards in his defensive zone without issue or lead an offensive rush up ice owing to his shifty nature on his skates. Once he gets moving, Jovanovic is incredibly difficult to stop and especially so when in control of the puck — he stands calm and composed while in possession and rarely commits turnovers owing to his ability to read and react to the play in front of him.

This impressive level of vision and intelligence at both ends of the ice fuels Jovanovic’s all-around play, as the youngster is equally capable in his defensive and attacking zones. Defensively, Jovanovic utilizes an active stick and his quick feet in order to smother opposing players before dislodging the puck — he uses his 6’1″, 185-pound frame incredibly well to separate the puck from his attackers before transitioning the puck to his forwards. Having done so, however, Jovanovic won’t watch from afar as the play develops in front of him — he plays an eager role on the offensive side of the puck to and loves to contribute to his team’s offence. Given his fleet-footed nature, Jovanovic is a natural on the blue and can command possession of the puck for his team as an anchor on its blue line.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Shot Penetration
  • Shooting Frequency

Since Jovanovic stands as one of the top defencemen eligible for the upcoming 2020 OHL Draft, there aren’t dramatic areas in need of improvement within his game. Of note, however, could be the youngster’s shooting frequency and his ability to push the puck through traffic. As he continues to rise to higher levels of hockey, Jovanovic would do well to focus on his ability to pound the puck on goal from the point — he features the mobility necessary to create shooting lanes and the strength required to fire the puck on net and create rebounds. If able to do this with a greater frequency, Jovanovic will create greater offensive opportunities for his team and inflate his personal statistics as a result.

Future Potential:

Ultimately, Jovanovic boasts the skill set necessary to thrive at the OHL-level and beyond. As it stands, Jovanovic is ready to suit up at the major-junior level — the youngster’s skating ability, intelligence, vision, and strength already stand leaps and bounds above his fellow teammates and opposition in the minor-midget circuit. Come the 2020 OHL Draft, expect Jovanovic to be selected late in the opening round or mid-way through the second round — the Toronto native’s game is simply that good.

2020 OHL Draft: The Top-15 Goalies to Watch

With the 2020 OHL Draft three months away, meet fifteen of the top goaltenders eligible for the annual Priority Selection. Inside you’ll find in-depth profiles on a handful of goaltenders sure to be selected early during the upcoming OHL Draft.

We’ve released our fair share of rankings ahead of the 2020 OHL Draft this season, yet none of which have included goaltenders. This has been done intentionally, as it is quite difficult to compare goaltenders to forwards and defencemen while simultaneously assessing and comparing their respective values. When it comes to elite goaltenders and the annual OHL Draft, they are not only viewed as extremely valuable but incredibly difficult to attain.

Related: 2020 OHL Draft Rankings

If you stand as a top goaltender — or one of the top-15, perhaps — odds are that your name will be called relatively early in the Priority Selection. And, for the 15 goaltenders which we have highlighted below, such will more than likely be the case. All throughout the 2019-20 season to date, these young netminders have consistently proven themselves to be quality athletes as well as individuals off of the ice — routinely outworking their competition in pursuit of success at the OHL-level and beyond. So, although this article isn’t an official ranking, you’ll meet and learn about 15 of the top goaltenders eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft below.

15 Goaltenders to Watch

Alexander Chu

2019-20 Team: Mississauga Rebels (GTHL)

Playing alongside the equally talented Frankie Murphy for the Mississauga Rebels this season, Chu has been a spark-plug for his team when he takes to the goal. Although somewhat undersized, Chu is incredibly energetic and technical — regularly making stellar acrobatic saves with relative ease. While the 2019-20 season hasn’t gone in the direction which they Rebels had initially planned, Chu has been a bright-spot in the crease for Mississauga who comes to the rink each and every night and competes. Simply put.

Dominic DiVincentiis

2019-20 Team: Vaughan Kings (GTHL)

Much like the Mississauga Rebels, the Vaughan Kings also feature a dynamic duo between the pipes. Alongside Mikael Kingo — who you’ll meet in a few moments — DiVincentiis has been rock solid for the Kings thus far this season, utilizing excellent edge-work and sound rebound control in order to stand as a calming presence for the Kings. Although arguably under-sized given his 5-foot-10 frame, DiVincentiis is no worse for wear — he can track the puck incredibly well and can turn aside the most dangerous players the GTHL has to offer given his competitive nature and explosive lateral movements.

Kyle Downey

2019-20 Team: Toronto Nationals (GTHL)

The Toronto Nationals stand as a powerhouse within the GTHL this season — a fact which would not have been made possible without the play of goaltender Kyle Downey. As one of the top netminders eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft, Downey is never out of a play and, as a result, his team is never fully out of a game. Just when opposing teams think they’ve beaten Downey, he features the innate ability to reach out with his glove or extend a pad to make a highlight-reel save. However, for the most part, Downey is extremely calm and sound in his crease, allowing the puck to travel and hit him rather than over-extending himself to make routine saves.

Brett Fullerton

2019-20 Team: Burlington Eagles (SCTA)

The 2019-20 campaign has been a mediocre one for the Burlington Eagles thus far, but the play of Brett Fullerton in goal has been nothing other than exemplary. Although the play of the Eagles as a whole has been somewhat inconsistent, Fullerton has been up to the task each and every time he’s asked to tend to his team’s crease. Of solid size given his 6-foot-1 frame, Fullerton is an intimidating sight in goal who affords opposing shooters with little opportunity given his sound positioning. What’s more is that Fullerton can find the puck through traffic with ease and features the lightning quick reflexes necessary to make difficult saves look easy.

Riley George

2019-20 Team: Hamilton Huskies (Alliance)

The Hamilton Huskies have taken Alliance Hockey and the world of Minor Midget hockey by storm this season, consistently playing inspired hockey which has led to a number of incredible results. Standing as the foundation of the Huskies’ play in 2019-20 has been goaltender Riley George, the team’s definitive starting goaltender whose play has been not only steady but borderline impenetrable. Like all elite goaltenders eligible for this year’s OHL Draft, George affords opposing shooters with virtually no opportunity to bulge the twine, as his explosive lateral movements and reflexes combine to make him a consistent force and one which Hamilton has come to rely upon greatly.

Mikael Kingo

2019-20 Team: Vaughan Kings (GTHL)

Despite being known widely throughout the hockey world for his humanitarian efforts and tireless work with The Angel Project, Mikael Kingo also happens to be one of the top goaltenders eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. Boasting solid size and an unmatched work-ethic, Kingo has provided the Kings with consistent and productive goaltending each and every time he has been tasked with defending his team’s goal. What’s more is that Kingo has regularly displayed the innate ability to raise his game to the next level when the situation demands — the youngster has enjoyed stellar showings in a number of the 2019-20 season’s most significant Minor Midget tournaments.

Nolan Lalonde

2019-20 Team: Kingston Jr. Gaels (ETA)

The Kingston Jr. Gaels are in the thick of things in the ETA this season, and likely would not be as high in the standings as they currently are without the composed play of Nolan Lalonde in goal. For Lalonde, consistency and composure are key — the young netminder exudes an impressive level of calmness considering his age and has the ability to relax and focus the play of his team in the process. Highly technical, Lalonde can move throughout his crease with absolute ease and always stands in position to make crucial and timely saves. What’s more is that Lalonde can absorb and cast aside shots directed his way with impressive poise, as the youngster rarely hands fruitful rebounds to opposing teams.

Austin McNicholas

2019-20 Team: Buffalo Jr. Sabres

The Buffalo Jr. Sabres have been dominant this season, while their play in a number of this campaign’s significant tournaments has been nothing short of notable as well. Backstopping the Jr. Sabres for the majority of the season thus far has been Austin McNicholas — a netminder who features improving size and the ability to move throughout his crease with power and precision. What’s more is that McNicholas plays his angles incredibly well and doesn’t hesitate to challenge shooters who may happen to have time and space in the offensive zone. In short, McNicholas is a reliable netminder whose game only continues to improve.

Chazz Nixon

2019-20 Team: Oshawa Generals (ETA)

The Oshawa Generals stand as a legitimate contender within the ETA this season, and for good reason. In addition to their impressive offensive abilities, the Generals also feature a steady and composed starting goaltender in Chazz Nixon. Of solid size, Nixon is an excellent competitor who brings his a-game to the rink on a nightly basis. Never out of a play and not one to allow soft goals, Nixon affords his teammates with a sense of confidence when tending the pipes, as his consistency thus far this season alongside his innate abilities has held the Generals in each and every game they’ve played despite the strength of their opponents.

Jackson Parsons

2019-20 Team: Cornwall Colts (HEO)

Although the Cornwall Colts have played to a losing record thus far this season, it hasn’t stopped goaltender Jackson Parsons from routinely displayed his abilities and proving himself as one of the top goaltenders eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. While his team had allowed 2.9 goals against per game at the time of publication, Parsons held down a sparkling 2.00 goals against average alongside a jaw-dropping .934% save percentage. One force behind Parsons’ stellar play this season is that fact that the youngster is a natural athlete — standing 6-feet tall and weighing in at 185-pounds, Parsons is an explosive goaltender who can cover his crease with ease and make lightning quick movements from post to post.

Cole Sheffield

2019-20 Team: London Jr. Knights (Alliance)

It’s been an up and down season for the London Jr. Knights in league play this season, but the team has faired well in tournament action. While this success on the big stage certainly comes as the result of dedicated team play, it is hard to ignore the contributions put forth by Cole Sheffield in goal. While some scouts may argue that Sheffield is under-sized, this debatable deficiency hasn’t stopped Sheffield from bringing consistency and flair to the ice with each passing game. In fact, not only does Sheffield feature strong rebound control and poise in his crease, but he also boasts the ability to make game-changing saves owing to his quick reflexes and ability to read the play as it develops.

Richard Szajek

2019-20 Team: Guelph Jr. Gryphons (SCTA)

Richard Szajek is an athletic, hard-working, and incredibly technical goaltender — all reasons why his play for the Guelph Jr. Gryphons of the SCTA has been so dominant this season. Boasting great size, Szajek is an intimidating sight yet one who does not rely solely on his figure in order to make saves. Capable of tracking the puck through traffic with apparent ease, Szajek lets the puck travel to him and will not move himself out of position in order to make an initial save. Further, having made the first save, Szajek regularly directs puck into the corners or is quick to cover the puck — a reality which minimizes scoring opportunities for opposing players.

Liam Sztuska

2019-20 Team: Toronto Titans (GTHL)

Since being named as the top goaltender in the 2019 OHF Bantam AAA Championship, scouts have been flocking to the rink to catch Liam Sztuska in action. Now a member of the Toronto Titans, Sztuska’s consistent play has helped to propel his new team to a position of prominence within the GTHL standings. Perhaps the most notable facet of Sztuska’s game is his unwavering energy level and competitiveness — the youngster takes to the ice with a purpose and competes game in and game out. Well known for his explosive lateral movements and refined technical abilities, Sztuska boasts the ability to steal wins for his team regardless of their opponent on any given night.

Corbin Votary

2019-20 Team: Quinte Red Devils (ETA)

The Quinte Red Devils captured the OMHA Bantam AAA Championship during the 2018-19 season, an outcome which was reflective of the team’s depth and unmatched level of skill. However, the Red Devils certainly wouldn’t have been able to do so — nor enjoy the amount of success which they have this season — without the impressive play of goaltender Corbin Votary. Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 180-pounds, Votary is an intimidating sight in-goal who combines his size and fluid movements in order to deny opposing shooters with startling regularity.

Samuel White

2019-20 Team: York Simcoe Express (ETA)

The York Simcoe Express are a handful in the ETA each and every year, and in 2019-20 the case is no different. Helping to pace the play of the Express this campaign has been goaltender Samuel White — a natural athlete who competes tirelessly and strives to ensure his team collects two points each time he takes to the ice. Standing 5-foot-10 tall and weighing in at 190-pounds, White is an explosive goaltender who boasts quick reflexes and the ability to make highlight-reel saves with ease. Owing to his strong lower-body, White moves throughout his crease with a purpose and can track the puck in his defensive zone without issue. All in all, White is a composed and tactile netminder who affords his opposition with few opportunities to bulge the twine.

The French-Canadian Connection

Although eligible for the QMHL Entry Draft rather than the OHL Priority Selection, one goaltender whose play must be discussed is Charles-Edward Gravel of the GTHL’s Mississauga Senators.

Charles-Edward Gravel

2019-20 Team: Mississauga Senators (GTHL)

A native of Lévis, Quebec, Charles-Edward Gravel is unquestionably one of the top goaltenders competing in Ontario this season. Skating for the red-hot Mississauga Senators, Gravel is a technically refined netminder who can read and anticipate the play exceptionally well as it develops and unfolds in front of him. Incredibly composed and poised in goal, Gravel turns away deadly shots with ease and is always sure to control or direct the rebound away from his opposition. What’s more is that Gravel is a stellar puck-handler, often acting as a third defenceman who can move the puck to his forwards when the situation demands. The cousin of Alexis Gravel — a sixth-round selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018 — Gravel has all the makings of a star goaltender at the next level, so be sure to catch him in action before he suits up in the QMJHL next season.

OHL Prospect Profile: Pano Fimis

Pano Fimis of the GTHL’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens is a dynamic offensive force — he can bulge the twine, set up a teammate, or set the tone through his physical play. In short, it comes as no surprise that he’s a top prospect eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Pano Fimis –

Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL) | Centre | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Richmond Hill, Ontario | 5’9″, 157-pounds | June 17th, 2004

Although he is of a shorter stature than the average player eligible for the 2020 OHL Priority Selection, Pano Fimis is persistently productive and endlessly dangerous in all three zones of the ice. As an extremely hard-working player who strives to ensure success for his team, Fimis has the ability to single-handedly drive his team’s offensive game with startling consistency. Moreover, Fimis’ all-around game continues to grow — the youngster is steadily developing into a 200-foot centre who can be utilized and relied upon regardless of the situation on the ice.

Ahead of the 2020 OHL Draft, Fimis is skating for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens of the GTHL. Following the departure of Adam Fantilli — a youngster widely regarded as the top prospect available — Fimis has taken on the role of team captain as well as stepped up his offensive game. As a natural leader on the ice, Fimis pushes his team forward by example and rarely falls into scoring slumps. With this being said, let’s take a closer look at Fimis’ strengths before assessing his areas in which to improve.


  • Skating Speed and Acceleration
  • Shot Release and Velocity
  • Innate Offensive Instincts and Playmaking
  • Work Ethic and Competitiveness

Standing as the foundation of Fimis’ game are his strong skating abilities and relentless work ethic. Each and every time Fimis takes to the ice he is a force, as the youngster boasts a seemingly tireless engine and routinely out-skates his opponents. Not only does Fimis feature impressive conditioning, but his ability to reach top speed in a short number of strides provides him with a distinct advantage over his opponents. Whether he be rushing the puck up ice, working wide around a defender or simply driving to the net, Fimis is a tough player to stop once his feet and hands start moving.

It is Fimis’ stellar skating abilities which fuel one of his most dangerous tools — his shot. Capable of firing the puck on goal from a standstill or while in the middle of his stride, Fimis consistently powders the puck on goal with a devastating degree of velocity. Hard and accurate, Fimis can catch the puck and release it on goal in the blink of an eye — an ability which doesn’t bode well for opposing netminders who often fumble the puck or produce rebounds if able to stop it at all. When you take into account the lethality of Fimis’ shot, his hard-working nature, and his well-rounded abilities on the ice in all three zones, it is abundantly clear as to why Fimis is regarded as one of the top prospects eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Skating Stability
  • 200-foot Play

When it comes to the areas of Fimis’ game which stand in need of improvement, there isn’t a great deal of information to note. However, if one was to nitpick, Fimis’ skating stability would do well to improve in the coming years. Despite standing as an excellent skater who can move throughout the ice with ease, Fimis can — at times — be knocked off of the puck easily, and especially so by his larger opponents. Yet, as he ages and becomes stronger, this facet of Fimis’ game will surely become a strength. The ability to fend off his opponents will, in turn, feed Fimis’ play in all three zones of the ice. Once stronger and more stable on his skates, Fimis will be able to play a stronger and more consistent role in his defensive end as well as the neutral zone.

Future Potential:

Ultimately, Fimis boasts the skill-set and abilities necessary to flourish into a consistent offensive force at the OHL-level. Owing to his hard-nosed and competitive style of play, Fimis should face little issue transitioning to the major-junior ranks, where his strong skating and decisive puck-handling abilities will allow him to contribute offensively in his inaugural campaign. Once larger and more mature physically, Fimis will undoubtedly come to dominate his opponents at the OHL-level and beyond.

OHL Prospect Profile: Alec Leonard

Alec Leonard of the GTHL’s Mississauga Reps is a dynamic two-way defender who hits as hard as he plays. In all, he’s a top prospect eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Alec Leonard –

Mississauga Reps (GTHL) | Defence | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Toronto, Ontario | 5-foot-11, 170-pounds | May 13th, 2004

The Mississauga Reps have come to be regarded as one of the stingiest defensive squads in the GTHL in 2019-20, a reality which surely would not have been made possible if not for the presence of Alec Leonard. After competing for the Toronto Marlboros and Jr. Canadiens in recent years, Leonard has jumped to the Reps in his Minor Midget campaign and hasn’t looked back — playing shutdown defence on a nightly basis while making his opponents painfully aware of his presence.

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Although he is of relatively average size, Leonard is strong on his skates and loves to throw his weight about. When opposing forwards attempt to rush the puck down the left-wing of the ice, Leonard will read the play as it develops and — when the situation permits — he will lower the boom in order to separate his man from the puck and ensure possession for his team. Leonard’s physical abilities — amongst his other talents — combine to make him one of the more intriguing players eligible for the upcoming 2020 OHL Entry Draft.


  • Skating Strength, Agility and Speed
  • Innate Offensive Instincts
  • Playmaking and Passing Abilities
  • Physicality and Intimidation

The foundation of Leonard’s game lays in his skating strength, agility and speed — the youngster can traverse the ice with ease and a purpose regardless of the foes in his path. Capable of rushing the puck into the opposing zone in addition to his ability to smother attacking forwards owing to his quick feet, Leonard’s mobility fuels his game and, in turn, his lethality. It is Leonard’s lethality at both ends of the ice which makes him a truly outstanding young prospect to watch, as his ability to dismantle plays devised by his opposition before transitioning or rushing the puck up ice fuels his ever growing offensive game.

One crucial aspect of Leonard’s offensive game — and his play as a whole — is his ability to move the puck quickly and with consistent precision. Whether he is holding the puck in his defensive zone or skating through neutral territory, Leonard regularly fires crisp and effective passes to his fellow teammates which allows his squad to gain ground and develop quality scoring chances. In addition to his strong skating, innate offensive instincts, and ability to see the ice and move the puck, there is Leonard’s electrifying physicality. As it stands, Leonard is one of the premier open-ice hitters eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft — not only are his hits clean, but he effectively separates his man from the puck without compromising his team’s stance defensively.

Areas of Improvement:

  • Shot Penetration
  • Teammate Utilization

While Leonard is unquestionably one of the top prospects eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft, he isn’t without room for improvement. Firstly, there is Leonard’s ability to fire the puck on net from the blue line. While his shot strength is certainly adequate, we’d like to see Leonard push the puck through traffic and on to the goal with a greater degree of consistency — the ability to do so will generate rebounds and further offensive opportunities for his team.

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Secondly, there is Leonard’s utilization of his fellow teammates. Now, while Leonard is certainly a strong team player, he can — at times — attempt to do too much on his own. While Leonard’s ability to generate offence is one of his strong suits, he will need to be careful as he ascends to higher levels of play — opposing players will read his rushes and force turnovers with a greater degree of frequency, too.

Future Projection:

At the end of the day, Leonard stands as one of the top defenders eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. Of great size, strength and two-way abilities, Leonard has the ability to influence the outcome of any given game with a startling level of consistency. In the near future, expect Leonard to develop into a top-pairing defenceman at the OHL-level and beyond — and one capable of stabilizing his team’s effort at both ends of the ice.

2020 OHL Draft Profile: Paul Ludwinski

Paul Ludwinski is the captain of the GTHL’s Toronto Marlboros, an electric centerman with a motor that doesn’t quit and a high-end offensive ceiling, Ludwinski is a top prospect for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Paul Ludwinski –

Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) | Center | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Pickering, Ontario | 5’10”, 155-pounds | April 23, 2004

Paul Ludwinski is the captain of the GTHL’s perennial contender, the Toronto Marlboros, and will be one of the most sought-after prospects at the 2020 OHL Draft. A leader by example, Ludwinski is the type of player that coaches dream of; a true five-tool center. There aren’t many holes to Ludwinski’s game, as he can create offence in numerous ways and has proven to be trustworthy in key situations at either end of the ice.

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An impact player with a motor that doesn’t quit, Ludwinski is constantly hounding his opponents, using his smarts and physical edge to force turnovers that lead to scoring opportunities. He can reach top speeds in just a matter of seconds, and showcases impressive handles on the fly. All in all, Ludwinski is the type of player that you can rely on to change the course of the game.


  • Top Speed and Acceleration
  • Physicality
  • Sense and Pace of Play

It’s impossible to miss Ludwinski when he’s on the ice. Playing each shift like it’s his last, Ludwinski never gives up on a play, utilizing one of his many attributes to turn heads. A true hound on the puck, he relentlessly chases down opponents with ferocity, often finishing with a booming body check, all the while not taking himself out of position.

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With the puck on his stick, Ludwinski flashes that same acceleration to blow past defenders on the outside. What’s most impressive is his ability to slow down the pace of play before instantly kicking it into high gear in order to catch the opposition flat footed. He also utilizes his long reach to keep the puck away from traffic, using his body as a shield.

Ludwinski is a student of the game, studying what works and what doesn’t, and adapting his decision-making mid-game. With a powerful wrist shot and great playmaking talent, Ludwinski is a dual-threat in the offensive zone. He also excels at reading developing plays and positioning himself in the right place at the right time in order to take advantage of opportunities.

Area of Improvement:

  • Finishing Ability

If there’s one aspect of Ludwinski’s game that has the potential to put him over the top, it would be his ability to finish. Despite his immense influence on the game, creating scoring chances nearly every shift, Ludwinski may not light up the scoreboard at the rates one would expect.

There’s no denying that Ludwinski gets the puck to where it needs to be, but the accuracy of his shot can sometimes deny what would otherwise be a highlight-reel goal. If he is able to start finishing off breakaways and picking corners on the rush, Ludwinski can undoubtedly land atop the GTHL scoring race.

Future Projection:

Altogether, Paul Ludwinski displays all the natural abilities along with the work ethic to be a force of havoc at the OHL level and further. A dynamic skater who consistently plays the game at an incredible pace, Ludwinski can create offence out of nothing and always draws the attention of his competition.

With a tremendous understanding of the game and a willingness to do whatever it takes to help his team, Ludwinski is sure to be a sought-after prospect ahead of the 2020 OHL Draft, currently looking like a lock for the first round.

2020 OHL Draft Profile: Kocha Delic

Kocha Delic is the unanimous leader of the GTHL’s Toronto Titans, and is an elite skater with outstanding intelligence. He is considered as one of the top prospect’s eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Kocha Delic –

Toronto Titans (GTHL) | Center | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Mississauga, Ontario | 5’9”, 175-pounds | 2004-born

Kocha Delic is the unanimous leader of the 2019 OHF Bantam Champion, Toronto Titans. An elite two-way center with high-end offensive upside, Delic led the Titans to their first ever provincial championship in team history. A tremendous skater with outstanding intelligence, Delic portrays the Titans’ overall style of play through his non-stop effort level and dedication to both ends of the ice.

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A pass-first center, Delic is a dynamic playmaker who regularly sets up teammates for tap in goals. He’s a highly agile skater and can be very elusive with the puck at top speed, weaving in and out of traffic and buying himself time to either drive the net or to find an open passing lane. Delic has proven to be incredibly valuable in all situations, quarterbacking his team’s powerplay as well as not only killing off penalties, but creating shorthanded scoring chances too.


  • Acceleration and Agility
  • Vision/Playmaking
  • Two-Way Intelligence
  • Nose for the Net

Delic’s greatest attribute is undoubtedly his skating abilities. He can reach impressive top speeds within his first three steps, and can handle the puck with confidence and creativity while he’s flying up ice. He effectively utilizes his edges to be a very elusive skater, going end-to-end or circling the offensive zone with ease.

With possession of the puck, Delic tends to have the mindset of a playmaker first and shooter second. He excels at positioning himself in order to create passing lanes for his teammates, and can thread the needle as well as anyone in the 2020 OHL Draft class. By always keeping his feet moving, Delic is able to keep his options fluid and is constantly opening up new options.

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With that said, Delic is also able to find the back of the net with regularity himself. Using his vision of the ice, he can find the quiet space behind defenders to become available for one-timers, or drive the net and use a quick dangle or snapshot to beat opposing goaltenders. Further, Delic is as responsible a center as they come, consistently taking care of his defensive responsibilities before heading up ice to create offence.

Areas of Improvement:

  • Puck Protection
  • Physicality

Although Delic is already considered as an elite offensive presence and a versatile center, there are a few aspects to his game that could take him to the next level if improved. Both traits tie back to his strength, which could put his puck protection skills over the top and add the option of a physical presence as well.

While Delic is already able to handle the puck on a string and out-skate his opponents, the extra lower-body strength will do wonders at the OHL level for his possession potential, where time and space will be extremely limited. Further, the added physicality would only make Delic a more dominant two-way force, namely in the defensive and neutral zone to force turnovers.

Future Projection:

As a whole, Kocha Delic is one of the premier offensive talents available for the 2020 OHL Draft. What makes him such a promising prospect is the fact that his greatest strengths – skating and intelligence – will transition smoothly into the OHL level.

Playing the game at a high pace with tons of skill and creativity, Delic is sure to catch your eye on a nightly basis. A major reason why the Toronto Titans are considered amongst the favourites for the 2020 OHL Cup, Delic appears to be a lock for the first round of the 2020 OHL Draft.

2020 OHL Draft Profile: Isaiah George

Isaiah George of the GTHL’s Toronto Marlboros is rightfully considered to be one of the top defence prospects for the 2020 OHL Draft. Smart and strong, George can be relied on in any given situation.

– Isaiah George –

Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) | Left Defence | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Oakville, Ontario | 6-foot-1, 170lbs | Feb. 15th, 2004

Isiah George, a leader for the perennial powerhouse Toronto Marlboros, is an elite two-way defenceman who can overwhelm opponents at either end of the ice with his combination of strength and skill. The reigning GTHL Bantam Champions are a much more defensive-minded group than in years’ past, led heavily by George, who not only installs an intimidating presence on the back-end, but also some offensive upside from the blueline.

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Standing at 6’1” and 170 pounds, George will never back down from engaging in the physical game. He effectively eliminates space for opposing forwards on the rush and can easily drive them to the outside before taking them out along the wall. Up front, George has a great shot from the point with which he can cleverly get through traffic to create scoring chances.


  • Versatility
  • Poise and Decision Making
  • Lower-Body Strength
  • Two-Way Upside

George is the jack-of-all-trades type of defenceman. He’s as solid as they come at both ends of the ice and can be a difference maker at even strength, on the penalty kill, and on the power play. Perhaps his greatest strength is his ability to think the game at a high pace. George is a tremendous decision maker with the puck, demonstrating the poise necessary to escape pressure and make smart, calculated breakout passes. Without the puck, he’s just as wise. George’s positional play is impressive, combining the use of his body and his stick to efficiently eliminate time and space of his opponents while directing them into the corners.

George also makes smart decisions when it comes to playing the body, determining when it’s safe to take his opponent out of the play while not taking himself out of position. On the transition, George displays multiple routes to moving the puck up ice, whether that be with a slick two-line pass, or by skating the puck through the neutral zone himself to gain entry of the offensive zone. Once on the blueline, George can effectively walk the line and move the puck east-west, or make an analyzed decision to get the puck on net through traffic. His ability to get pucks on net is premier, making him a real threat on the man advantage.

Area of Improvements:

  • Offensive Mindset
  • Top End Speed

The new era of defencemen has arrived, and they’re not afraid to use their skill-set to create offence. George clearly possesses the potential to be an electric two-way defenceman who consistently chips in on offence each night, and he could benefit from making a few more risk-calculated pinches.

Although already considered as one of the top defenders in his class, George could put his name at the top of the list with a higher offensive ceiling, which he appears to have all the talent to achieve. One aspect that could help him get there would be greater top-end speed, which would make George much more dangerous on the rush and would allow him to drive the net with the puck himself.

Future Potential:

All in all, Isiah George should be considered amongst the top defending prospects for the 2020 OHL Draft. He’s the type of player who can get the job done in any situation, and with remarkable strength and skating abilities, he should have no problems adjusting to the OHL game.

Fans will love his offensive upside, and coaches will love his defensive prowess. Keep your eye on Isiah George, who appears to be a lock for the first-round of the 2020 OHL Draft.