2020 OHL Draft: The Top-20 Goaltenders – Final Edition

With the 2020 OHL Priority Selection scheduled for April 4th, 2020, we’ve released our top-20 goaltenders eligible for selection. Included within this list are goalies from more than five leagues — all of which are top prospects eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

Although the 2019-20 hockey season came to an abrupt and unfortunate end, the 2020 OHL Priority Selection is right around the corner — an annual event which allows us to highlight tremendous young talent while ushering in the next stage in the hockey career’s of numerous prospects. And, while this year’s class of forwards and defencemen have received considerable attention — and for good reason — the time has come to recognize the goaltenders!

Related: All 2020 OHL Draft Rankings 

In this article, we’ve listed and analyzed the 20 goalies who we feel stand at the top of the 2020 OHL Draft class. Represented in this list are goaltenders from the GTHL, ETA, SCTA, HEO, USA, and Alliance Hockey — a wide variety of leagues which are abundantly familiar with high-end talent. Coming to a consensus on the top-20 goaltenders eligible of the upcoming Priority Selection was an incredibly challenging task, as there were dozens of other netminders whose skill and ability shone brightly in their respective leagues this season. And, with this being said, in no way does exclusions from this list mean that a particular goaltender will not be selected in the 2020 OHL Draft, this is simply a list of which goaltenders we felt were the most consistent and impressive all season long.

The Top-20 Goaltenders Available

Well folks, here they are — the 20 goaltenders who we have come to view as the best netminders eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft! As far as the list below goes, the goaltenders are listed in alphabetical order rather than in terms of their perceived value as prospects. In addition, we’ve made sure to provide a brief description of each goaltender — work which we hope will provide to a glimpse into how talented these youngsters truly are!

With that being said, let’s kick things off by taking a closer look at the game of Cambridge Hawks netminder Nolan Chartrand!

Nolan Chartrand

2019-20 Team: Cambridge Hawks (Alliance)

2019-20 Statistics: 18GP: 2.80 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 2.57 G.A.A.)

The Cambridge Hawks didn’t enjoy a particularly successful campaign in Alliance Hockey this year, playing to a 10-21-2 record. However, despite allowing 3.63 goals against per game, that didn’t stop goaltender Nolan Chartrand from shining on a game-by-game basis. In his 18 regular season games played, Chartrand pieced together an impressive 2.80 G.A.A. despite being shelled by his opponents with high-percentage scoring chances. Of terrific size given his 6-foot-3 frame, Chartrand is a tireless competitor who loves to challenge opposing shooters — one of the main reasons why he stands as one of the 2020 OHL Draft‘s top goaltenders.

Domenic DiVincentiis

2019-20 Team: Vaughan Kings (GTHL)

2019-20 Statistics: Not Available

The Vaughan Kings were a stingy defensive team throughout the 2019-20 GTHL season, playing a tight style of hockey which limited high-percentage scoring opportunities. When dangerous plays were pieced together by their opposition, the Kings’ players were more than confident to have Domenic DiVincentiis between the pipes — a quiet yet direct goaltender who rarely overplays his position and is poised when displaying his abilities. Standing 6-feet tall, DiVincentiis covers the net well and affords opposing shooters with limited opportunities given his precise positioning. Further, with quick reflexes and powerful lateral movements, DiVincentiis was consistently impenetrable for Vaughan en route to their appearance in the GTHL Championship.

Kyle Downey

2019-20 Team: Toronto Nationals (GTHL)

2019-20 Statistics: Not Available

Kyle Downey of the Toronto Nationals is the complete package in goal, as the native of Caledon, Ontario is an intimidating presence who towers over his opponents. With great size owing to his 6-foot-1 frame, Downey takes up the majority of the net and moves well in order to cut down any shooting angles which may present themselves. Moreover, Downey controls rebounds particularly well and features impressive puck-handling abilities as well — a reality which allowed him to stand as a staple within the Nationals’ crease this past season.

Brett Fullerton

2019-20 Team: Burlington Eagles (SCTA)

2019-20 Statistics: 15GP: 2.84 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 4GP: 2.47 G.A.A.)

Although the 2019-20 SCTA campaign didn’t end especially well for the Burlington Eagles, goaltender Brett Fullerton had his skill-set on full display regardless. Of great size and well-known for his highly athletic nature, Fullerton is an incredibly competitive netminder whose can be counted on to compete tirelessly on a nightly basis. Whether he be looking through players to track the puck of fighting for a loose rebound, Fullerton works remarkably hard to secure success for his team. One notable aspect of Fullerton’s game is his ability to track the puck and anticipate the play before it develops — this allows the youngster to make spectacular saves with relative ease.

Riley George

2019-20 Team: Hamilton Huskies (Alliance)

2019-20 Statistics: 19GP: 2.03 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 9GP – 3.23 G.A.A.)

The Hamilton Huskies enjoyed a strong Alliance campaign this past season and were stabilized in goal by Riley George — a quiet and composed goaltender who has come to turn away shots with not only confidence but poise. In short, George plays a quiet and consistent game — two incredibly important attributes for any goaltender to possess. Further, with terrific rebound control lightning-quick reflexes, George can take control of a game with relative ease and secure points for his team whether deserved or not.

Dylan Grover

2019-20 Team: Kitchener Jr. Rangers (Alliance)

2019-20 Statistics: 17GP: 3.45 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 7GP: 2.22 G.A.A.)

Although the Kitchener Jr. Rangers struggled through their 2019-20 regular season campaign, Dylan Grover stood tall in the crease. Despite being shelled by his opponents on a nightly basis, Grover consistently put his best efforts forward and shone brightly in the face of his team’s fierce but largely unsuccessful play. With quick, sharp movements and precise reflexes, Grover is the type of goaltender who features the innate ability to keep his team in any game regardless of their opponent. Further, Grover stands a towering 6-foot-3 tall — a reality which allows the young netminder to move throughout his crease with speed and purpose.

Mikael Kingo

2019-20 Team: Vaughan Kings (GTHL)

2019-20 Statistics: Not Available

In addition to being an incredible presence within his local community, Mikael Kingo of the Vaughan Kings also stands as one of the top goaltenders eligible for the upcoming 2020 OHL Draft. Protecting the Kings’ pipes alongside DiVincentiis this season, Kingo was a major driving force behind Vaughan’s success in the GTHL playoffs and their run to a berth in the 2020 OHL Cup. Calm and composed in his crease, Kingo combines his size with purposeful movements in order to play a poised and purposeful game. Moreover, Kingo boasts consistent rebound control and improving puck handling abilities — a reality which allows his to stabilize his team.

Gavin Kreutzer

2019-20 Team: Buffalo Regals (SCTA)

2019-20 Statistics: 18GP: 2.33 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 13GP – 2.08 G.A.A.)

Although his developmental path is currently unclear, Kreutzer continues to stand as a top goaltender eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. Of solid size standing 6-feet tall, Kreutzer is a naturally athletic netminder who can makes the most challenging attempts appear easy to save owing to his quick reflexes and focused mindset within his crease. Well-known for his precise positioning and on-ice intelligence, Kreutzer cuts down shooting angles incredibly well and doesn’t hesitate to challenge opposing shooters when the situation demands.

Jacob Koutny

2019-20 Team: Hamilton Huskies (Alliance)

2019-20 Statistics: 14GP: 1.71 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 6GP – 1.16 G.A.A.)

Much like the Vaughan Kings, the Hamilton Huskies were backstopped by two strong netminders this past season in George and Jacob Koutny. In Koutny, the Huskies boasted a goaltender of average size who competed tirelessly each and every time he was called upon to tend to the pipes. Athletic, flexible and focused, Koutny regularly made jaw-dropping saves yet was calm and composed when it mattered the most. In short, Koutny is a technically refined goaltender whose explosive lateral movements and vision allowed him to be one of Alliance’s top goaltenders in 2019-20.

Nolan Lalonde

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

2019-20 Statistics: 18GP: 2.03 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 5GP – 3.04)

The Kingston Jr. Gaels skated to the seventh-best record in the ETA in 2019-20, but in no way were they faltered by their goaltending. Receiving the majority of the Jr. Gaels’ toughest assignments this past season was Nolan Lalonde — a towering presence in goal who stands as an intimidating sight in the eyes of his opposition. Owing to his size and strong positioning, Lalonde is able to play an incredibly quiet game — allowing pucks to hit him while reacting sharply to those placed with pin-point precision. As a goaltender who moves well for his size, Lalonde is bursting with high-end potential.

Austin McNicholas

2019-20 Team: Buffalo Jr. Sabres

2019-20 Statistics: 29GP: 1.81 G.A.A. – .920% SVP

Austin McNicholas’ game improved dramatically throughout the 2019-20 campaign, as the youngster came to play a quiet yet incredibly effective role for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres. In his 29 regular season contests, McNicholas posted sparkling personal numbers and helped lead his Jr. Sabres to considerable success in tournaments as well — McNicholas’s stellar play pushed the Jr. Sabres to an appearance in the semi-finals of the 2019 Whitby Silver Stick Tournament. Quite athletic and direct to the puck, McNicholas is a natural in the crease who plays the game with flow and feel.

Chazz Nixon

2019-20 Team: Oshawa Minor Generals (ETA)

2019-20 Statistics: 20 GP: 1.99 G.A.A.

The Oshawa Minor Generals enjoyed a wildly successful season in the ETA in 2019-20, and surely would not have been able to do so without the terrific goaltending they received all campaign long from Chazz Nixon and Carter Bickle. In Nixon, the Generals boasted an energetic and competitive goaltender who comes to the rink each night with one purpose — to secure points for his team. To do so, Nixon displays refined positioning and quick reflexes, while he is able to move laterally quite well in addition to his imposing size. Although a broken foot suffered this season limited Nixon’s playing time, he continues to stand as a top 2004-born goaltending prospect regardless owing to his raw skill and ability.

Jack Parsons

2019-20 Team: Cornwall Colts (HEO)

2019-20 Statistics: 23GP: 2.28 G.A.A. – .929% SVP

While the Cornwall Colts weren’t particularly dominant in the HEO this past season, Jack Parsons certainly was. In his 23 games played for the Colts, Parsons played lights out hockey — consistently frustrating opposing teams owing to his impenetrable nature in the crease. As an incredibly athletic goaltender with great size, Parsons is an imposing presence in goal who affords opposing shooters with very few opportunities to bulge the twine. Moreover, with quick and direct reflexes as well as a powerful lower-body, Parsons can cover his crease with ease and make highlight-reel saves which regularly keep his team in the game.

Adam Ricci

2019-20 Team: Mississauga Reps (GTHL)

2019-20 Statistics: Not Available

Adam Ricci has come to be regarded as one of the top goaltenders in the GTHL this season, and for good reason. Owing to his size, Ricci can peer above net-front traffic and maintain his view of the puck through the thickest of traffic. This ability allows Ricci to think the game step-by-step alongside his opponents, a reality which allows him to predict the play and react as it develops. When the puck does reach Ricci, the youngster can control his rebounds quite well and direct them away from dangerous areas. Further, Ricci is a strong goaltender who can move well laterally when in his butterfly — a facet of his game which allows him to erase second-chance opportunities when available.

Scott Rodrigue

2019-20 Team: Central Ontario Wolves (ETA)

2019-20 Statistics: 3.63 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 2.00 G.A.A.)

The best goaltenders don’t always play on the best teams — Scott Rodrigue is the perfect example of this fact. Despite playing for a Central Ontario Wolves team which averaged 4.02 goals against per game this season, Rodrigue allowed a mere 3.63 against during the regular season and just 2.00 goals against per game in the postseason. Boasting impressive size, Rodrigue is a natural competitor who refuses to allow his play to waver despite the score on any given night. Capable of playing his angles well, Rodrigue utilizes quick reflexes and solid lateral movement in order to frustrate his opponents on a game-by-game basis.

Cole Sheffield

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

2019-20 Statistics: 27GP: 1.96 G.A.A. – .929% SVP (Playoffs: 6GP – 2.50 G.A.A.)

While many in the world of hockey will focus on Cole Sheffield’s size in the crease, the youngster’s perceived lack of stature has had little impact on his ability to stop the puck to date. Competing for a stingy London Jr. Knights team in Alliance this past campaign, Sheffield was as reliable as they come — consistently putting forth tremendous efforts for his club between the pipes. So much so, in fact, that Sheffield was able to record tremendous personal numbers — his .929% SVP and 1.96 G.A.A. were amongst his league’s best. A tremendous athlete, Sheffield’s precise vision and staunch reflexes combine to make him one of the 2020 OHL Draft‘s top goaltending prospects.

Richard Szajek

2019-20 Team: Guelph Gryphons (SCTA)

2019-20 Statistics: 16GP: 2.12 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 2.22 G.A.A.)

Richard Szajek was a major driving force behind the Guelph Gryphons’ success throughout the 2019-20 SCTA season, as the youngster utilized his terrific size and athleticism to shut down opposing teams each and every time he took to the ice. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 190-pounds, Szajek is an intimidating presence between the pipes who uses his strength to his advantage. Capable of moving laterally within his crease with ease and able to utilize his explosive reflexes when necessary, Szajek is a well-rounded netminder who features virtually no holes in his game. Moreover, Szajek is a tremendous competitor and notoriously hard-worker who never takes a game or a shift off.

Liam Sztuska

2019-20 Team: Toronto Titans (GTHL)

2019-20 Statistics: Not Available

After taking home Top Goaltender honours at the 2019 Bantam AAA OHF Championship as a member of the Toronto Marlboros, Liam Sztuska shifted his focus to the highly touted Toronto Titans and did not look back. With the Titans in 2019-20, Sztuska displayed the raw skill and ability which has long made him a top prospect eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. Quiet and efficient in his crease, Sztuska features terrific poise and focus — abilities which allow him to keep his team calm when they find themselves on the defensive side of the puck. When shots do make their way to Sztuska, he regularly displays precise reflexes and ample rebound control. And, in addition to his ability to play the puck remarkably well, Sztuska boasts a quick glove hand which can pull the puck out of the air in the blink of an eye.

Corbin Votary

2019-20 Team: Quinte Red Devils (ETA)

2019-20 Statistics: 18GP: 1.28 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 6GP – 2.83 G.A.A.)

Size and positional play are the names of the game for Corbin Votary of the Quinte Red Devils — a 6-foot-3 goaltender who oozes poise and ability. Owing to his massive frame, Votary consumes a great deal of the net and affords opposing shooters with limited opportunities once he has solidified his positioning. Moreover, when in his butterfly, Votary features the strength and power necessary to traverse his crease with ease — a capability which allows Votary to secure the bottom half of the net without issue while controlling or limiting his rebounds to boot. In short, Votary is a natural athlete who can be counted on to anchor his team’s defensive play.

Samuel White

2019-20 Team: York Simcoe Express (ETA)

2019-20 Statistics: 24 GP: 2.22 G.A.A. (Playoffs: 8GP – 2.52 G.A.A.)

It was yet another successful SCTA campaign for the York Simcoe Express in 2019-20, as the team relied upon a potent offence in combination with staunch defensive play in order to stand as one of the top Minor Midget teams in Ontario. Contributing significantly to the Express’ success this past campaign was goaltender Samuel White — an explosive goaltender whose innate athleticism led his team to victory on countless occasions. White was able to find success owing to his ability to move laterally, his lightning-quick reflexes, a fast glove hand and the focus necessary to achieve success at the AAA-level. When the 2020 OHL Draft rolls around expect to hear White’s name called with authority, as the youngster will undoubtedly be highly coveted by numerous OHL organizations.

 

 

2020 NHL Draft Ranking: March’s Top-62

With the 2019-20 regular season coming to an end and playoff hockey glistening on horizon, we’ve released our latest 2020 NHL Draft ranking — March’s edition features an updated ranking of our top 62 prospects.

With regular season action coming to a close and the postseason glistening on the horizon, the time has come to unveil our latest NHL Draft ranking of the 2019-20 season. Although the 2020 NHL Draft remains more than three months away, each and every prospect eligible for selection has continued to work tirelessly in order to bolster their respective stocks. And, while some players have stumbled of late, others have risen dramatically owing to their productive and — most importantly — consistent play throughout one of the most exhausting stretches of the season.

With this being said, there is a great deal of change within our 2020 NHL Draft ranking for the month of March. Three players — all of which competing within the OHL — have been ranked for the first time this season in this issue, while a handful of others saw their standings shift as a direct result of their high-end play throughout the past two months. Of note were European imports Jan Mysak and Martin Chromiak — two players who arrived in North America mid-way through the current campaign and have made an immediate impact at the OHL-level. Further, there has been the stellar play of Kaiden Guhle — a strong and steady defender who has continued to make waves for the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL.

Now, let’s dive into our 2020 NHL Draft ranking for the month of March. As mentioned earlier, there has been a great deal of change within our standings since we last convened in January, so be sure to pull up our New Year’s ranking in order to determine which players have progressed and which have stumbled.

Previous 2020 NHL Draft Rankings:

The First Round:

Rank Player Position 2019-20 Team Height Weight
1 Alexis Lafreniere LW Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) 6’1” 192lbs
2 Quinton Byfield C Sudbury Wolves (OHL) 6’4” 215lbs
3 Alexander Holtz RW/LW Djurgardens IF J20 (SuperElit) 6’0” 183lbs
4 Tim Stutzle C Adler Mannheim (DEL) 5’11” 165lbs
5 Jamie Drysdale D Erie Otters (OHL) 5’11” 165lbs
6 Anton Lundell C/LW HIFK (Liiga) 6’1” 183lbs
7 Cole Perfetti C Saginaw Spirit (OHL) 5’10” 185lbs
8 Marco Rossi C Ottawa 67’s (OHL) 5’9” 179lbs
9 Lucas Raymond RW Frolunda HC J20 (SuperElit) 5’10” 165lbs
10 Yaroslav Askarov G SKA-1946 St. Petersburg (MHL) 6’3” 163lbs
11 Justin Barron Halifax Mooseheads 6’2” 187lbs
12 Noel Gunler RW/LW Lulea HF (SHL) 6’1”  176lbs
13 Dawson Mercer RW Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) 6’0” 172lbs
14 Kaiden Guhle D Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 6’3” 187lbs
15 Emil Andrae D HV71 J20 (SuperElit) 5’9” 183lbs
16 Zion Nybeck RW HV71 J20 (SuperElit) 5’8” 176lbs
17 Mavrik Bourque C Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) 5’10” 165lbs
18 Helge Grans D Malmo Redhawks J20 (SuperElit) 6’3” 192lbs
19 Connor Zary C Kamloops Blazers (WHL) 6’0” 174lbs
20 Jeremie Poirier D Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) 6’0” 195lbs
21 Ryan O’Rourke D Sault Ste.Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’2” 180lbs
22 Jan Mysak LW Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) 6’0” 176lbs
23 Jack Quinn  RW Ottawa 67’s (OHL) 5’11” 176lbs
24 Martin Chromiak LW Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) 6’0” 179lbs
25 Dylan Holloway C University of Wisconsin (NCAA) 6’0” 192lbs
26 John-Jason Peterka RW EHC Munchen (DEL) 5’11” 192lbs
27 Seth Jarvis RW Portland Winterhawks (WHL) 5’10” 172lbs
28 Roni Hirvoven C Assat (Liiga) 5’9” 165lbs
29 Tyson Foerster  C Barrie Colts (OHL) 5’11” 175lbs
30 Hendrix Lapierre C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’11” 175lbs
31 Jake Sanderson D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1” 170lbs

The Second Round:

Rank Player Position 2019-20 Team Height Weight
32 Jacob Perreault C Sarnia Sting (OHL) 5’11” 198lbs
33 Jake Neighbours LW Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) 5’11” 201lbs
34 Lukas Cormier D Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) 5’8” 170lbs
35 Kasper Simontaival RW Tappara (Liiga) 5’9” 172lbs
36 Ozzy Wiesblatt  RW Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 5’10” 195lbs
37 Justin Sourdif C Vancouver Giants (WHL) 5’11 165lbs
38 Lukas Reichel F Eisbaren Berlin (DEL) 6’0” 170lbs
39 Alexander Pashin  F Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 5’7” 155lbs
40 Yevgeni Oksentyuk LW Flint Firebirds (OHL) 5’7” 180lbs
41 Braden Schneider D Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 6’2” 210lbs
42 Tyler Tullio  C Oshawa Generals (OHL) 5’9” 165lbs
43 Theo Rochette C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’10” 160lbs
44 Rodion Amirov LW Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 6’0” 170lbs
45 Veeti Miettinen RW Kiekko-Espoo U20 (Jr. A SM-Liiga) 5’9” 160lbs
46 Logan Morrison  C Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
47 Daniil Gushchin RW Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) 5’8” 161lbs
48 Jean-Luc Foudy C Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
49 Carter Savoie LW Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
50 Ty Smilanic LW U.S U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1” 178lbs
51 Michael Benning D Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
52 Luke Evangelista RW London Knights (OHL) 5’11” 165lbs
53 Jaromir Pytlik C Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’3” 196lbs
54 Will Cuylle LW Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 6’2” 201lbs
55 Luke Tuch  LW U.S.U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’2” 205lbs
56 Daniel Ljungman  C Linkoping JC H20 (SuperElit) 6’0” 161lbs
57 Topi Niemela D Karpat (Liiga) 6’0” 165lbs
58 Dylan Peterson C U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4” 185lbs
59 Tyler Kleven  D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4” 201lbs
60 Hayden Fowler C Erie Otters (OHL) 5’10” 180lbs
61 Antonio Stranges  C/LW London Knights (OHL) 5’10” 170lbs
62 James Hardie  LW Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) 5’11” 165lbs

2020 OHL Draft Ranking: February’s Top-150

With just two months before the 2020 OHL Draft commences, take a look at the top-150 eligible prospects. The top-end of this year’s ranking continues to be dominated by American-born players.

Just like that, Ontario’s top U16 minor hockey leagues are jumping into playoff action. After 30+ regular season games and numerous contests in tournament action, it’s time for the drive to the 2020 OHL Cup.

Heading into postseason action, it’s the perfect time to shout out this year’s top seed from each league. In the GTHL, the Toronto Jr. Canadiens captured the #1 seed with an impressive 28-3-2 record. In the ETA, it was the Quinte Red Devils who came out on top, riding a 28-5-3 record to the #1 seed. In the SCTA, the Southern Tier Admirals were at the top of the standings from start to finish, ending up with a 24-3-5 record to capture the #1 seed. Finally, the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs made history in the Alliance with an undefeated regular season, going 25-0-8 to grab the #1 seed.

February’s Top-150

With that said, here are the top-150 prospects, along with 10 honourable mentions, eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft as of February. A continuing trend within the 2019-20 U16 season has been the dominance of the American prospects and teams. This is showcased by the fact that 10 of the top-20 prospects are American-born, with a total of 12 of the top-20 playing hockey in the US this year. Due to that fact, this year’s draft day will be as wild and uncertain as ever. As the 2019-20 season progresses, we’ll continue to hyperlink personal player profiles to our monthly rankings, so be sure to follow along as the drive to the 2020 OHL Cup unwinds.

Rank Player Position Team
1 Adam Fantilli C Kimball Union Academy
2 Rutger McGroarty* C Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15U
3 Ty Nelson D Toronto Jr. Canadiens
4 Seamus Casey* D Florida Alliance 16U
5 Lane Hutson* D North Jersey Avalanche 16U
6 Pano Fimis C Toronto Jr. Canadiens
7 Dalyn Wakely C Quinte Red Devils
8 David Goyette C South Kent Academy
9 Paul Ludwinski C Toronto Marlboros
10 Tyler Duke* D Compuware 16U
11 Kocha Delic C Toronto Titans
12 Frank Nazar* C Honeybaked 15U
13 Cutter Gauthier C Compuware 16U
14 Isaac Howard* C Shattuck St. Mary’s 16U
15 Hunter Brzustewicz* D Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15U
16 Cedrick Guindon C Rockland Nationals
17 Donovan McCoy D Quinte Red Devils
18 Devin Kaplan* C North Jersey Avalanche 16U
19 Bryce McConnell-Barker C London Jr. Knights
20 Gavin Brindley LW Florida Alliance 16U
21 Zak Lavoie C Toronto Nationals
22 Isaiah George D Toronto Marlboros
23 Sam Alfano RW Southern Tier Admirals
24 Zach Filak* C Compuware 16U
25 Carson Christy C Oshawa Jr. Generals
26 Max Namestnikov* LW Honeybaked 15U
27 Hunter Haight C Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
28 Alec Leonard D Mississauga Reps
29 Nicholas Moldenhauer RW Toronto Titans
30 Devin Mauro C Soo Greyhounds
31 Brody Crane* C Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U
32 Aidan Castle RW Toronto Jr. Canadiens
33 Ryan McGuire LW Burlington Eagles
34 Jonathan Melee LW Rockland Nationals
35 Matthew DiMarsico RW Pittsburgh Penguins Elite
36 Matthew Poitras LW Whitby Wildcats
37 Matthew Jovanovic D Toronto Marlboros
38 Vinny Borgesi* D South Kent Academy
39 Thomas Sirman D Toronto Jr. Canadiens
40 Andrew LeBlanc C Southern Tier Admirals
41 Spencer Sova D Honeybaked 15U
42 Aaron Andrade RW Toronto Titans
43 Gavin Hayes RW Compuware 15U
44 George Fegaras D Richmond Hill Coyotes
45 Ben Bujold C Kanata Lasers
46 Logan Cooley* C Pittsburgh Penguins Elite
47 Shawn Ramsay D Toronto Nationals
48 Zion Green LW Compuware 15U
49 Jack Piper RW York Simcoe Express
50 Noah Van Vliet D Toronto Jr. Canadiens
51 Evan Konyen C Pittsburgh Penguins Elite
52 Cooper Matthews LW Quinte Red Devils
53 Hayden Simpson C Toronto Titans
54 Owen Van Steensel LW Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
55 Michael Buchinger D Toronto Jr. Canadiens
56 Jackson Edward D York Simcoe Express
57 Dylan Gordon D Honeybaked 15U
58 Connor Toms D Soo Greyhounds
59 Justin DeZoete C Hamilton Huskies
60 Lorenzo Bonaiuto LW Toronto Marlboros
61 Ryan Abraham C Compuware 15U
62 Nolan Collins D Whitby Wildcats
63 Kyan Haldenby LW Toronto Jr. Canadiens
64 Wilson Farrow D Toronto Nationals
65 Tucker Shedd D Compuware 15U
66 Rodion Tatarenko C Toronto Red Wings
67 Joshua Hoover D Lambton Jr. Sting
68 Owen Mehlenbacher C Buffalo Jr. Sabres 15U
69 Sett Ursomarzo RW Toronto Nationals
70 Nicholas De Angelis D Mississauga Sens
71 Mick Thompson C North Jersey Avalanche 16U
72 Aaron Brown D Quinte Red Devils
73 Patrick Thomas LW Hamilton Huskies
74 Jake Manfre C Long Island Gulls 16U
75 Liam Eveleigh D Waterloo Wolves
76 Justin Varner RW Honeybaked 15U
77 Madden Steen D Guelph Gryphons
78 Brice Cooke RW Toronto Jr. Canadiens
79 Owen Baker RW Honeybaked 15U
80 Jake Sederoff LW Toronto Titans
81 Jake Karabela C Guelph Gryphons
82 Trent Swick RW Southern Tier Admirals
83 Matthew Mayich D Hamilton Huskies
84 Cole Spicer* LW Honeybaked 15U
85 Julian Facchinelli C Markham Majors
86 Nathan Poole C Oshawa Jr. Generals
87 Aidan Puley LW Toronto Jr. Canadiens
88 Patrick Geary D Buffalo Jr. Sabres 15U
89 Tommy Budnick D Honeybaked 15U
90 Julian Fantino RW Richmond Hill Coyotes
91 Jacob LeBlanc D Southern Tier Admirals
92 Will Gerrior LW Ottawa Jr. Senators
93 Ethan Best D Toronto Jr. Canadiens
94 Matthew Morden D Toronto Titans
95 Nathan Lewis RW Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15U
96 Carson Walters LW Chicago Mission 15U
97 Chase Pietila D Honeybaked 15U
98 Brady Stonehouse LW Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
99 Owen Beck RW Quinte Red Devils
100 Harrison Ballard C York Simcoe Express
101 Christian Kocsis LW Honeybaked 15U
102 Max Seguin LW Toronto Nationals
103 Wyatt Adkins D Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
104 Luca D’Amato D Vaughan Kings
105 Cole Bianchin LW Pittsburgh Penguins Elite
106 Jordan Karafile C Toronto Nationals
107 Joshua Vogelsburg LW Mississauga Reps
108 Koen Taves D Sun County Panthers
109 Brock Jones C Buffalo Regals
110 Michael Mesic LW Compuware 15U
111 Luke Gualtieri D Southern Tier Admirals
112 Dylan Roobroeck C London Jr. Knights
113 Jorian Donovan D Kanata Lasers
114 Kalen Peterson C Toronto Marlboros
115 Michael Podolioukh LW Toronto Jr. Canadiens
116 Steve Leskovar D Cambridge Hawks
117 Cédricson Okitundu D Waterloo Wolves
118 Anthony Piccininno C Toronto Titans
119 Colton Smith RW Kanata Lasers
120 Jonah Aegeerter RW Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15U
121 Chris Able D Chicago Mission 15U
122 Evan Klein C Waterloo Wolves
123 Noah Richard LW Quinte Red Devils
124 Kai Dunits C Kemptville 73’s
125 Tai York C Niagara North Stars
126 Zennon Edwards RW Whitby Wildcats
127 Emerson Miller D Toronto Titans
128 Landon Fleming D Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15U
129 Micah Berger LW Florida Alliance 16U
130 Dawson Hettiarachchi C Whitby Wildcats
131 Zander Veccia RW Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
132 Nicola LaForge C North Bay Trappers
133 Jacob Lesser C Smiths Falls Bears
134 Nicholas Messina C Vaughan Kings
135 Gavin Bryant LW Brantford 99ers
136 Caeden Carlisle D Mississauga Sens
137 Joseph Muldowney C Buffalo Regals
138 Carter Coombs C Huron Perth Lakers
139 Jackson Ebbott C Don Mills Flyers
140 Joshua Beiles LW Mississauga Reps
141 Andrew Chang LW Mississauga Sens
142 Brandon Balazs RW Brantford 99ers
143 Ryder McIntyre C Ajax Pickering Raiders
144 Brayden Bowen C Cornwall Colts
145 Ryan Cartwright D Toronto Nationals
146 Andy Reist C Waterloo Wolves
147 Jackson Stewart LW Quinte Red Devils
148 Austin Harper C Lambton Jr. Sting
149 Cory Jewitt LW Huron Perth Lakers
150 Nicholas Colangelo C Ajax Pickering Raiders
HM Jax Bellwood LW Barrie Jr. Colts
HM Alex Campbell RW Mississauga Rebels
HM Mitchell Davies LW Clarington Toros
HM Luke Devlin LW Toronto Marlboros
HM Alexander Dubajic RW Toronto Titans
HM Tobias Iantorno LW Toronto Nationals
HM Beau Jelsma C Brantford 99ers
HM Lleyton McLean LW Toronto Jr. Canadiens
HM Ryan Struthers C Oakville Rangers
HM Ethan Whitcomb RW Niagara North Stars

2020 NHL Draft Ranking: January’s Top-62

With the 2020 NHL Draft now less than six months away, we’ve released our first NHL Draft ranking of the New Year. Inside, we’ve ranked our top-62 prospects and included prospect profiles as well.

It’s 2020 — a fact which means that the upcoming NHL Entry Draft is now less than six months away. Truthfully, it’s hard to believe that we’re more than half way through the 2019-20 season, as a number of the campaign’s major international tournaments and prospect games have been completed. With this being said, however, we’ve begun to reach the point where prospects and their respective stocks are becoming increasingly set in stone. Sure, plenty of time remains for each and every young player eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft to influence the perception of scouts and management alike, yet, many of which have already developed a strong sense of the players which these prospects may one day become at the NHL-level.

With this in mind, we’ve assembled our latest ranking ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft. In this month’s edition, there was a great deal of change throughout our top-62 board, as a number of players have continued to impress while others seem to have become stagnant within what is an incredibly stressful season of hockey. Of note within this month’s ranking is the ascension of Germany’s trio of elite young prospects — Tim Stutzle has climbed to fourth-overall, while John-Jason Paterka and Lukas Reichel have both risen dramatically owing to their impressive play of late. And, speaking of high-flying international prospects, Jan Mysak has burst into the late first-round of our January NHL Draft Ranking — his play at the recent 2020 World Junior Championship and impending move to the OHL will have scouts drooling.

Now, without further ado, let’s dive into January’s 2020 NHL Draft ranking. As always, be sure to follow the links below if you’d like to view our past NHL Draft rankings!

Round One

Rank Player Position  Team Height Weight
1 Alexis Lafreniere LW Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) 6’1” 192lbs
2 Alexander Holtz RW/LW Djurgardens IF J20 (SuperElit) 6’0” 183lbs
3 Quinton Byfield C Sudbury Wolves (OHL) 6’4” 215lbs
4 Tim Stutzle C Adler Mannheim (DEL) 5’11” 165lbs
5 Jamie Drysdale D Erie Otters (OHL) 5’11” 165lbs
6 Anton Lundell C/LW HIFK (Liiga) 6’1” 183lbs
7 Marco Rossi C Ottawa 67’s (OHL) 5’9” 179lbs
8 Lucas Raymond RW Frolunda HC J20 (SuperElit) 5’10” 165lbs
9 Cole Perfetti C Saginaw Spirit (OHL) 5’10” 185lbs
10 Justin Barron Halifax Mooseheads 6’2” 187lbs
11 Yaroslav Askarov G SKA-1946 St. Petersburg (MHL) 6’3” 163lbs
12 Noel Gunler RW/LW Lulea HF (SHL) 6’1”  176lbs
13 Dawson Mercer RW Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) 6’0” 172lbs
14 Emil Andrae D HV71 J20 (SuperElit) 5’9” 183lbs
15 Zion Nybeck RW HV71 J20 (SuperElit) 5’8” 176lbs
16 Kaiden Guhle D Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 6’3” 187lbs
17 Justin Sourdif C Vancouver Giants (WHL) 5’11 165lbs
18 Helge Grans D Malmo Redhawks J20 (SuperElit) 6’3” 192lbs
19 Ryan O’Rourke D Sault Ste.Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’2” 180lbs
20 Mavrik Bourque C Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) 5’10” 165lbs
21 Dylan Holloway C University of Wisconsin (NCAA) 6’0” 192lbs
22 Jeremie Poirier D Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) 6’0” 195lbs
23 Kasper Simontaival RW Tappara (Liiga) 5’9” 172lbs
24 Jan Mysak LW HC Litvinov (Tipsport Extraliga) 6’0” 176lbs
25 Jack Quinn  RW Ottawa 67’s (OHL) 5’11” 176lbs
26 Connor Zary C Kamloops Blazers (WHL) 6’0” 174lbs
27 Roni Hirvoven C Assat (Liiga) 5’9” 165lbs
28 Hendrix Lapierre C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’11” 175lbs
29 Jake Sanderson D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1” 170lbs
30 John-Jason Peterka RW EHC Munchen (DEL) 5’11” 192lbs
31 Martin Chromiak LW HK Dunkla Trencin (Tipsport Liga) 6’0” 179lbs

Round Two

 

Rank Player Position Team Height Weight
32 Tyson Foerster  C Barrie Colts (OHL) 5’11” 175lbs
33 Jacob Perreault C Sarnia Sting (OHL) 5’11” 198lbs
34 Seth Jarvis RW Portland Winterhawks (WHL) 5’9” 165lbs
35 Jake Neighbours LW Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) 5’11” 201lbs
36 Ty Smilanic LW U.S U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1” 178lbs
37 Lukas Cormier D Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) 5’8” 170lbs
38 Antonio Stranges C/LW London Knights (OHL) 5’10” 170lbs
39 Ozzy Wiesblatt  RW Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 5’10” 195lbs
40 Dylan Peterson C U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4” 185lbs
41 Lukas Reichel F Eisbaren Berlin (DEL) 6’0” 170lbs
42 Alexander Pashin  F Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 5’7” 155lbs
43 Tyler Tullio  C Oshawa Generals (OHL) 5’9” 165lbs
44 Jean-Luc Foudy C Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
45 Theo Rochette C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’10” 160lbs
46 Rodion Amirov LW Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 6’0” 170lbs
47 Luke Evangelista RW London Knights (OHL) 5’11” 165lbs
48 Jaromir Pytlik C Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’3” 196lbs
49 Will Cuylle LW Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 6’2” 201lbs
50 Veeti Miettinen RW Kiekko-Espoo U20 (Jr. A SM-Liiga) 5’9” 160lbs
51 Luke Tuch  LW U.S.U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’2” 205lbs
52 Logan Morrison  C Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
53 Daniil Gushchin RW Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) 5’8” 161lbs
54 Carter Savoie LW Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
55 Michael Benning D Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
56 Braden Schneider D Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 6’2” 210lbs
57 Daniel Ljungman  C Linkoping JC H20 (SuperElit) 6’0” 161lbs
58 Topi Niemela D Karpat (Liiga) 6’0” 165lbs
59 Tyler Kleven  D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4” 201lbs
60 Vasili Ponomaryov  C Shawinigan Catarctes (QMJHL) 6’0” 176lbs
61 Rory Kerins C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 5’11” 172lbs
62 Ryan Francis RW Cape Breton Eagles (QMJHL) 5’9” 170lbs

2020 NHL Draft Ranking: November’s Top-62

We’ve flown through the opening quarter of the 2019-20 hockey season, as the month of November is quickly dwindling. Yet, before it comes to an end, we’re releasing our 2020 NHL Draft Ranking for the month — an article which highlights the top-62 prospect eligible for selection.

Yes, the month of November is quickly dwindling, however, we’re attempting to inject life into the stanza by releasing our fourth 2020 NHL Draft Ranking of the 2019-20 season. In our latest ranking, we’ve once again rated 62 prospects to provide you with more information as well as a greater understanding of this campaign’s incredibly deep and talented crop of young players.

One aspect which you will surely identify within this month’s ranking is that fact that there was a great deal of change since our October ranking was released. Now, this change isn’t found deep in the second round or even the first round alone, but as high as the top-10 overall. With more than a month’s time having passed since our October 2020 NHL Draft Ranking was released, we were afforded with ample time to evaluate and rank each and every prospect prior to publishing this month’s edition.

Rory Kerins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Rory Kerins, ranked 60th overall in November, has impressed time and time again for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds this season. (Photo Credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images.)

For example, two stunning Swedish defenders in Emil Andrae and Helge Grans jumped considerably within our November ranking, and so too did a trio of OHLers by the names of Ryan O’Rourke, Tyson Foerster, and Rory Kerins. On the other hand, a number of prospects whose stocks were soaring early on during the 2019-20 season have begun to fall back to Earth. Namely there are Antonio Stranges, Will Cuylle and Daniel Ljungman — three excellent young players who have been somewhat slow out of the gate yet boast the abilities necessary to be selected in the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft come draft day.

In addition to these notable ascensions and dips were a plethora of other movements, all of which you will find in our top-62 ranking for the month of November below. As always, be sure to cross-reference this month’s ranking with those released in the past to see how your favourite prospect’s status has changed over time.

With this being said, check out out top-62 players for the month. As always, feel free to comment on this ranking in the field below the post!

First Round

Rank

Player Position 2018-19 Team Height Weight
1 Alexis Lafreniere LW Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) 6’1”

192lbs

2

Quinton Byfield C Sudbury Wolves (OHL) 6’4” 215lbs
3 Alexander Holtz RW/LW Djurgardens IF J20 (SuperElit) 6’0”

183lbs

4

Anton Lundell C/LW HIFK (Liiga) 6’1” 183lbs
5 Jamie Drysdale D Erie Otters (OHL) 5’11”

165lbs

6

Lucas Raymond RW Frolunda HC J20 (SuperElit) 5’10” 165lbs
7 Marco Rossi C Ottawa 67’s (OHL) 5’9”

179lbs

8

Cole Perfetti C Saginaw Spirit (OHL) 5’10” 185lbs
9 Tim Stutzle C Jungadler Mannheim (DNL U20) 5’11”

165lbs

10

Justin Barron Halifax Mooseheads 6’2” 187lbs
11 Yaroslav Askarov G SKA-1946 St. Petersburg (MHL) 6’3”

163lbs

12

Noel Gunler RW/LW Lulea HF (SHL) 6’1”  176lbs
13 Hendrix Lapierre C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’11”

175lbs

14

Dawson Mercer RW Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) 6’0” 172lbs
15 Emil Andrae D HV71 J20 (SuperElit) 5’9”

183lbs

16

Justin Sourdif C Vancouver Giants (WHL) 5’11 165lbs
17 Helge Grans D Malmo Redhawks J20 (SuperElit) 6’3”

192lbs

18

Zion Nybeck RW HV71 J20 (SuperElit) 5’8” 176lbs
19 Ty Smilanic LW U.S U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1”

178lbs

20

Dylan Holloway C Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) 6’0” 192lbs
21 Kaiden Guhle D Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 6’3”

187lbs

22

Ryan O’Rourke D Sault Ste.Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’2” 180lbs
23 Kasper Simontaival RW Tappara (Liiga) 5’9”

172lbs

24

Mavrik Bourque C Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) 5’10” 165lbs
25 Connor Zary C Kamloops Blazers (WHL) 6’0”

174lbs

26

Jake Sanderson D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1” 170lbs
27 Roni Hirvoven C Assat (Liiga) 5’9”

165lbs

28

Martin Chromiak LW HK Dunkla Trencin (Tipsport Liga) 6’0” 179lbs
29 Antonio Stranges C/LW London Knights (OHL) 5’10”

170lbs

30

Jeremie Poirier D Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) 6’0” 195lbs
31 Seth Jarvis RW Portland Winterhawks (WHL) 5’9”

165lbs

Round Two

Rank

Player Position 2018-19 Team Height Weight
32 Dylan Peterson C U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4”

185lbs

33

Tyson Foerster  C Barrie Colts (OHL) 5’11” 175lbs
34 Jake Neighbours LW Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) 5’11”

201lbs

35

Logan Morrison  C Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
36 Alexander Pashin  F Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 5’7”

155lbs

37

Jaromir Pytlik C Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’3” 196lbs
38 Tyler Tullio  C Oshawa Generals (OHL) 5’9”

165lbs

39

Jacob Perreault C Sarnia Sting (OHL) 5’11” 198lbs
40 Luke Tuch  LW U.S.U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’2”

205lbs

41

Jean-Luc Foudy C Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
42 Lukas Cormier D Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) 5’8”

170lbs

43

Theo Rochette C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’10” 160lbs
44 Lleyton Moore D Oshawa Generals (OHL) 5’9”

165lbs

45

Jan Mysak LW HC Litvinov (Tipsport Extraliga) 6’0” 176lbs
46 Luke Evangelista RW London Knights (OHL) 5’11”

165lbs

47

Ozzy Wiesblatt  RW Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 5’10” 195lbs
48 Daniel Ljungman  C Linkoping JC H20 (SuperElit) 6’0”

161lbs

49

Will Cuylle LW Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 6’2” 201lbs
50 Daniil Gushchin RW Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) 5’8”

161lbs

51

Lukas Reichel F Eisbaren Berlin (DEL) 6’0” 170lbs
52 Rodion Amirov LW Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 6’0”

170lbs

53

Michael Benning D Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
54 Braden Schneider D Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 6’2”

210lbs

55

Veeti Miettinen RW Kiekko-Espoo U20 (Jr. A SM-Liiga) 5’9” 160lbs
56 Topi Niemela D Karpat (Liiga) 6’0”

165lbs

57

Tyler Kleven  D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4” 201lbs
58 Vasili Ponomaryov  C Shawinigan Catarctes (QMJHL) 6’0”

176lbs

59

Carter Savoie LW Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
60 Rory Kerins C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5’11”

172lbs

61

Hayden Fowler C Erie Otters (OHL) 5’10” 185lbs
62 Ryan Francis RW Cape Breton Eagles (QMJHL) 5’9”

172lbs

2020 OHL Cup Ranking: November’s Top-10

Now mid-way through the month of November, the time has come to release our latest 2020 OHL Cup Ranking of the 2019-20 season. In this edition, two new teams have cracked the top-10 and appear to be here to stay.

We’re midway through the month of November, which means that the time has come to unveil our latest 2020 OHL Cup Ranking of the 2019-20 campaign. Since we last met, each and every team competing within the Minor Midget hockey circuit this season has fought hard to improve upon their places within their respective league standings. For a number of clubs this hard work has paid off dramatically, as league standings have shifted greatly while our OHL Cup Ranking also underwent a great deal of change in just over a month’s time.

Related: All 2020 OHL Draft Rankings

Perhaps the most notable development within our 2020 OHL Cup Ranking for the month of November is the addition of two new teams to our top-10 — these clubs, which you’ll meet below, have long impressed and have burst into our ranking owing to their dominating play of late. Moreover, we’ve chosen to add an honourable mentions section to this month’s ranking as well — with such a great number of lethal teams competing this campaign, it simply wouldn’t be right to compile a ranking without discussing their exploits as well.

So, with this being said, let’s kick off this month’s ranking by delving into a trio of honourable mentions. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with these three teams, dive into the full top-ten ranking below.

Honourable Mentions

  • Elgin Middlesex Chiefs:

The Elgin Middlesex Chiefs continue to stand as one of the most dominant teams in the minor midget hockey circuit, as the club carried a pristine 12-0-4 record at the time of our November Ranking. So, why have the Chiefs slipped out of the top-ten overall and into an honourable mention, you ask? Well, with two new teams cracking the top-ten this month, the Chiefs essentially fell victim to the numbers game. Yet, with this being said, be sure to keep an eye of the Chiefs in the weeks and months ahead.

  • Mississauga Reps:

There is a great deal of parity present within the GTHL this season, yet the Mississauga Reps stand in contention to be a major player come playoff time. Defined by their defensive approach, the Reps feature a formidable defence and — at the time of this ranking — owned the lowest goals against per game of any GTHL club. If the Reps can generate greater offence in the months ahead on a consistent basis, they’ll be a serious threat in the New Year.

  • Vaughan Kings:

The Vaughan Kings continue to battle hard with the GTHL, as the club’s play has failed to waiver since the 2019-20 campaign began. Backstopped by two solid netminders and a solid defence core, the Kings attack from the blue line forward and have the ability to overwhelm their opponents owing to their speed and tenacity. Like a handful of other teams in the GTHL, a boost of offence would surely propel Vaughan higher in their league standings.

10. Waterloo Wolves

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 14-1-2
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Sweet-16 Finish
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Quarter-Finalist

The Waterloo Wolves have been on a tear since reaching the quarter-finals of the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament, turning in a stellar 7-0-1 record across their past eight league games played. Throughout these games the Wolves have played strong defensive hockey — a reality which has allowed the team’s forwards to excel on a regular basis. Of note have been the Wolves’ big three in Lucas Carson, Evan Klein and Andy Reist — a trio of forwards who have been down-right deadly of late.

9. Southern Tier Admirals

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 12-1-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Quarter-Finalist
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Quarter-Finalist

The Southern Tier Admirals have been red-hot since the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament, shooting to the top of the SCTA standings owing to an outstanding seven-game winning streak to round out their month of October. Although some of these games were tightly contested matches, the Admirals also defeated a number of their opponents in a decisive fashion as a result of their potent offence and responsible defensive play. If the trio of Andrew Leblanc, Sam Alfano, and Trent Swick can continue their torrent play while receiving contributions from throughout their lineup, Southern Tier could come to stand as one of Minor Midget hockey’s offensive juggernauts.

8. Quinte Red Devils

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 14-2-0
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Sweet-16 Finish

As one of the most dynamic and explosive teams in the Minor Midget circuit this season, it should come as no surprise to see the Quinte Red Devils within our top-ten for the second consecutive month. Although they currently hold down second place within the ETA standings, the Red Devils are a legitimate threat who should clash intensely and challenge the York Simcoe Express as the current campaign continues. Defined by their lethal offence and the ability to defend with remarkable consistency, Quinte will undoubtedly stand as a significant challenger into the new year and beyond.

7. Toronto Titans

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 9-4-2
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Semi-Finalist

After erupting out of the gate to begin their 2019-20 campaign, the Toronto Titans have slowed slightly of late. Over the past month or so, the Titans have battled with consistency issues — playing to a handful of ties and losses in their games played within the GTHL. Despite these tough results, the Titans still stand as a top-five team within their league standings — a reality which will surely persist as the team is simply too skilled and deep to disappoint. While losing Jonathan Melee hurt, the Titans hold a slew of talented players at each position on the ice who bring compete and drive to the ice on a nightly basis. So, despite a slight slip, the Titans still remain as a team to watch closely.

6. York Simcoe ExpressYork-Simcoe-Express-Logo

  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 15-1-3
  • Toronto Titans Tournament2-2
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: 1-2-1

The York Simcoe Express are blistering hot of late, as the club has used a nine-game unbeaten streak following the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament to climb atop the ETA standings. What’s more is that the Express have shown no signs of slowing down, as the team topped the high-powered Quinte Red Devils and the incredibly competitive Kingston Jr. Frontenacs in doing so. Sure, Quinte will challenge York Simcoe for distinction as the top team in the ETA as the 2019-20 season develops, however, the fact remains that the Express are a team on the rise who seem to improve with each passing game.

5. Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 8448456_38863246825e4ce3814c88e167711261

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Champion

Making their first appearance in our monthly 2020 OHL Cup Ranking are the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies — a team bursting at the seams with high-end skill which has been extremely competitive all year long. Whether it be league action of tournament competition, the Jr. Grizzlies have come to play and have displayed the ability to consistently challenge and overcome a number of the Minor Midget circuit’s top teams. In fact, at the recent Battle of the Border showcase the Jr. Grizzlies topped the Toronto Marlboros and Toronto Jr. Canadiens before falling to the Toronto Titans in their final game — three outcomes which accurately reflect Oakland and their lethal abilities as a team.

4. Toronto Marlboros

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 9-2-3
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Quarter-Finalist

Consistency has been the name of the game for the Toronto Marlboros so far this season, as the club has managed to put forth a solid effort in virtually every game in which they’ve played. In fact, aside from a 3-0 loss to the Vaughan Kings to end the month of October the Marlboros have been downright unstoppable — posting a 7-2-1 record in their past ten GTHL contests at the time of publication. And, although the Marlboros posted a 1-1-1 record during the 2019 Battle of the Border, the team proved that they can compete with and defeat the strongest competition home to the Minor Midget hockey circuit.

3. Toronto Nationals

  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 11-1-3
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Champion*
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Quarter-Finalist

The Toronto Nationals boast the best record in the GTHL, and for good reason. In their past ten GTHL games played dating back to the 7th of October, the Nationals boast a stellar 7-1-2 record and have only fallen to the Toronto Jr. Canadiens — the team which holds down the first overall spot within this month’s OHL Cup Ranking. However, if the Nationals wish to maintain their standing atop the GTHL, they’ll need to prove that they can defeat their strongest foes in decisive fashion. In the upcoming month, the Nationals will face all of the Toronto Titans, Marlboros, and Jr. Canadiens — three of the top teams in the GTHL. If they can knock off these foes, the Nationals will have further secured their place within our ranking.

2. Detroit Honeybaked Honeybaked-weblogo_large

  • Months Ranked: 1

Bursting onto the scene in this month’s 2020 OHL Cup Ranking is Detroit Honeybaked — a club which has dominated its league play as well as it opponents on the international stage. In fact, in the recent 2019 Battle of the Border Showcase, Detroit Honeybaked displayed exactly what they are capable of as a team — dismantling the highly ranked Toronto Marlboros and Toronto Titans with relative ease. In their victory over the Marlboros, Detroit Honeybaked netted six goals in the first period alone en route to a 10-1 win. Then, against the Titans, Detroit once again scored 10 goals in an eventual 10-5 win — a victory which was overshadowed by the Titans’ ability to field a goaltender. However, the fact remains that if Honeybaked can wreck havoc in tournaments to come, they must be considered as a legitimate threat come the 2020 OHL Cup.

1. Toronto Jr. CanadiensToronto Jr. Canadiens Logo

  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 11-1-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Finalist

The Toronto Jr. Canadiens haven’t lost a game in GTHL play since the 22nd of September — one of many reasons why the club continues to hold down the top spot in our OHL Cup Ranking for the month of November. As it stands, no team is more complete or deep at each position on the ice than the Jr. Canadiens — Toronto features a devastating offence, a steady blue line, and reliable goaltending in between the pipes. Although they fell in both of their games during the 2019 Battle of the Border Showcase, the Jr. Canadiens are a resilient group who are simply too strong and skilled to be held down for long periods of time. Boasting a stellar 9-0-1 record in their past 10 GTHL games, ‘JRC’ remains as the team to beat… for the time being.

2020 OHL Draft Ranking: November’s Top-60

2020 OHL Draft Ranking: November’s Top-60 – The month of October offered a fantastic glimpse into the top prospects from both Ontario and the Unites States, allowing us to expand our ranking to the Top-60 prospects.

One month further into the 2019-20 Minor Midget campaign, and we find ourselves gaining a much better hold of this year’s top prospects for the 2020 OHL Draft.

The month of October gave us two more major showcases to witness, and offered yet another look into the depth and talent of this year’s Priority Selection. The prospects at the top of the rankings thus far have been playing consistently dominant hockey to hold their positions, while several prospects who are off to blazing hot starts have quickly shot up the rankings as well.

October Recap

  • Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament

The London Jr. Knights hosted the annual Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament, and rode their momentum all the way to the Final, where they eventually fell to the star-studded Oakland Jr. Grizzles.

Led by the likes of Rutger McGroarty and Hunter Brzustewicz, the Grizzlies rolled to a 7-0-1 record, defeating some major OHL Cup contenders along the way. Other notable performances came from David Goyette and the South Kent Academy and Nolan Burnside of the host Knights.

  • Beast Battle Showcase

The following weekend, the Beast Border Showcase took place, featuring some of the top teams from Canada and the United States. Although not your typical tournament format, the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite were undoubtedly the most dominant team,  finishing with a 4-0-0 record, led by Matthew DiMarsico and Evan Konyen.

Meanwhile, McGroarty took home his second straight scoring title, adding a combined 18 goals and 21 points in 12 games over the two weekends. The Toronto Jr. Canadiens were the top Canadian team, finishing 3-1-0, led by Pano Fimis and Ty Nelson, who led all defencemen in tournament scoring.

  • League Action

In the GTHL, the playoff teams are beginning to take hold of their positions. At the top, the Jr. Canadiens (11-1-1) remain the team to beat despite to absence of Adam Fantilli, as Fimis has taken over the captain’s role with authority. Down the line, the Toronto Nationals (9-1-3), Toronto Marlboros (8-2-3), and Toronto Titans (8-4-2) all remain high-end contenders as well.

In the ETA, the Quinte Red Devils (12-1-0) continue to be the favourites, although the York Simcoe Express (14-1-3) are proving to be much closer in competition than expected, and handed them their only loss this year, by a score of 4-3. Further, the Oshawa Jr. Generals (8-4-3) and Whitby Wildcats (6-3-1) also remain strong squads.

The SCTA is being paced by the Southern Tier Admirals (12-1-1) as expected, but the Burlington Eagles (9-3-2) have remained hot on their tails thanks to a hot offence. The Guelph Gryphons (8-2-2) handed the Admirals their only loss and could be a potential dark horse as well.

The Alliance remains in a tight race at the top of the standings between the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs (11-0-4) and the Waterloo Wolves (13-1-2), who have yet to give up any ground. The Huron-Perth Lakers (9-5-1) and Hamilton Huskies (9-4-1) also remain within striking distance.

Three Players to Watch

If you hadn’t heard of Rutger McGroarty before October, you certainly have now. Regarded as one of the top prospects for not only the 2020 OHL Draft, but for the 2022 NHL Draft as well, McGroarty took Ontario by storm this past month.

With his Oakland Jr. Grizzlies participating in two tournaments which involved Ontario teams, McGroarty put his uncanny scoring touch on display. Pitching in 18 goals in just 12 games, McGroarty led both the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament and the Beast Border Showcase in scoring.

Playing against some of Ontario’s top Minor Midget teams, McGroarty showcased his elite hands, IQ, and wicked release. A University of Notre Dame commit, it’s uncertain whether he will ever play in the OHL. Regardless, McGroarty remains one of the most talented 2004-born prospects in North America.

A superstar with the Eastern Ontario Wild in 2018-19, Goyette has made a seamless transition into South Kent Selects Academy this year. A wizard with the puck, Goyette can torment teams with his ability to play both a sniper and a playmaker role.

Much like McGroarty, Goyette made his first Ontario appearances in October. Night in, night out, Goyette was the driving force behind South Kent’s unforgiving offence, racking up a combined 7 goals and 12 assists for 19 points in just 9 games of tournament action.

Goyette is a notoriously smart player with unbridled skill and elite skating strength. With speed to burn and edge work that keeps defenders on their toes, Goyette is the type of player that you lean on to produce in key situations, one of many reasons that makes Goyette a can’t-miss prospect for the 2020 OHL Draft.

  • Pano Fimis

Heading into the 2019-20 campaign, Pano Fimis wasn’t necessarily considered as a top prospect to watch on the high-flying Toronto Jr. Canadiens. Flash forward two months, and Fimis is one of the main reasons why scouts flock to JRC games.

After the departure of Adam Fantilli, Fimis promptly took over the captaincy and hasn’t looked back. Now one of the team’s most consistent and lethal forwards, Fimis has moved up into a first line center position and provides a constant level of effort and leadership.

Playing a responsible 200-foot game, Fimis has a positive impact on all zones of the game. He showcases quick hands and can turn defenders inside out on a regular basis. With an accurate snap shot and strong vision of the ice, Fimis has become a go-to player for the Jr. Canadiens in all situations.

November’s Top-60

Without further ado, here are the top-60 prospects for the 2020 OHL Draft as of November. One trend that has developed so far this year is the emergence of a strong draft class from the U.S., with several first-round talents available. Whether they choose to play in the OHL or not will have huge impacts on how the draft unfolds come April. As the 2019-20 season progresses, we’ll continue to hyperlink personal player profiles to our monthly rankings, so be sure to follow along as the campaign unwinds.

Rank Player Position Team
1 Adam Fantilli C Kimball Union Academy (Prep)
2 Rutger McGroarty* C Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (HPHL)
3 Ty Nelson D Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
4 Lane Hutson* D North Jersey Avalanche U16 (AYHL)
5 David Goyette C Selects Hockey Academy 15U (Prep)
6 Kocha Delic C Toronto Titans (GTHL)
7 Devin Kaplan* C North Jersey Avalanche U16 (T1EHL)
8 Cedrick Guindon C Rockland Nationals (HEO)
9 Paul Ludwinski C Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
10 Tyler Duke* D Detroit Compuware U16 (T1EHL)
11 Dalyn Wakely C Quinte Red Devils (ETA)
12 Pano Fimis C Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
13 Seamus Casey* D Florida Alliance U16 (NAPHL)
14 Isaiah George D Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
15 Carson Christy C Oshawa Jr. Generals (ETA)
16 Cutter Gauthier C Detroit Compuware U16 (T1EHL)
17 Sam Alfano RW Southern Tier Admirals (SCTA)
18 Evan Konyen C Pittsburgh Penguins Elite (T1EHL)
19 Zak Lavoie C Toronto Young Nationals (GTHL)
20 Aidan Castle RW Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
21 Jonathan Melee C/LW Rockland Nationals (HEO)
22 Hunter Brzustewicz* D Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (HPHL)
23 Nicholas Moldenhauer RW Toronto Titans (GTHL)
24 Devin Mauro C Soo Greyhounds (GNML)
25 Thomas Sirman D Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
26 Donovan McCoy D Quinte Red Devils (ETA)
27 Andrew LeBlanc C Southern Tier Admirals (SCTA)
28 Bryce McConnell-Barker C London Jr. Knights (Alliance)
29 Alec Leonard D Mississauga Reps (GTHL)
30 Zach Filak* C Detroit Compuware U16 (T1EHL)
31 Nathan Poole C Oshawa Jr. Generals (ETA)
32 Michael Buchinger D Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
33 Isaac Howard* C Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 (Prep)
34 Jackson Edward D York Simcoe Express (ETA)
35 Owen Van Steensel LW Elgin Middlesex Chiefs (Alliance)
36 Ryan McGuire LW Burlington Eagles (SCTA)
37 Hayden Simpson C Toronto Titans (GTHL)
38 Frank Nazar* C Honeybaked U15 (HPHL)
39 Noah Van Vliet D Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
40 Hunter Haight C Elgin Middlesex Chiefs (Alliance)
41 Harrison Ballard C York Simcoe Express (ETA)
42 Aidan Puley LW Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
43 Lorenzo Bonaiuto LW Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
44 Cole Bianchin LW Pittsburgh Penguins Elite (T1EHL)
45 Kyan Haldenby LW Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
46 Shawn Ramsey D Toronto Young Nationals (GTHL)
47 Michael Podolioukh LW Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
48 Cooper Matthews RW Quinte Red Devils (ETA)
49 Brody Crane* C Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U
50 Jake Karabela F Guelph Jr. Gryphons (SCTA)
51 Lane Hinkley D Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
52 Aaron Andrade RW Toronto Titans (GTHL)
53 Aaron Brown D Quinte Red Devils (ETA)
54 Zion Green LW Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (HPHL)
55 George Fegaras D Richmond Hill Coyotes (ETA)
56 Jake Sederoff LW Toronto Titans (GTHL)
57 Owen Mehlenbacher C Buffalo Jr. Sabres U15 (T1EHL)
58 Gavin Brindley LW Florida Alliance U16 (NAPHL)
59 Madden Steen D Guelph Jr. Gryphons (SCTA)
60 Evan Klein C Waterloo Wolves (Alliance)

*- Indicates that the player is currently committed to an NCAA program.

2020 NHL Draft Ranking: October’s Top-62

We’re already a month into the 2019-20 season, which means that it is time to unveil our 2020 NHL Draft Ranking for the month of October. In this edition, we’ve expanded our ranking to include a whopping 62 players!

The 2019-20 hockey season is in full swing, which means that the time has come to reveal our second 2020 NHL Draft Ranking of the campaign. Although it’s been a mere month since we last convened, there has been a great deal of change within our ranking — particularly in the 11-25th overall range. While some prospects have slipped slightly, others have risen owing to their red-hot starts or consistency at both ends of the ice.

At the top of the board, however, there was no change since our September Ranking was released. For the time being, Alexis Lafreniere of the Rimouski Oceanic holds down the top spot — although Quinton Byfield of the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves doesn’t trail far behind. Following Lafreniere and Byfield are a pair of lethal Swedish forwards in Lucas Raymond and Alexander Holtz — one a playmaker and the other a pure sniper who can both change the course of any given game. Seizing the fifth-overall spot in the month’s ranking is Anton Lundell, a fiery Finnish forward whose strength lies in his on-ice versatility.

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Quinton Byfield exploded out of the gate to begin his 2019-20 OHL season, a major reason why he’s going to challenge Alexis Lafreniere for first overall in the 2020 NHL Draft. (Photo Credit: CHL Images)

New to October’s Ranking is the introduction of an additionally ranked 32 prospects — each of which coming together to form our projected second-round of the 2020 NHL Draft at this point of the season. Continuing on with the trend set by those ranked in the top-31, you’ll find that a large number of prospects ranked in the 31-62nd overall range compete in the CHL’s Quebec Major Junior League. With this being said, the 2020 NHL Draft could come to be regarded as one of the QMJHL’s strongest prospect classes in recent history, as the league will put forth a deep arsenal of players home to different positions and potentials on the ice.

In all, the 2020 NHL Draft remains poised to present one of the deepest and most highly skilled classes of prospects that we have seen in quite some time. With players of first-round talent surely to be selected in the second-round and beyond, each and every NHL organization will truly hold the ability to acquire a game-changing player when they take to the stage on draft night in Montreal, Quebec.

The Top-62 Prospects

As mentioned above, we’ve expanded our top-31 ranking into a top-62 version, as we are now incorporating the players we’re projecting to be chosen in the second-round of the 2020 NHL Draft. For ease of reading, we’ve separated the first and second rounds into two separate tables. If you’d like to cross-reference October’s Draft Ranking with our initial top-32 ranking released in September, be sure to follow the link below.

And now, without any further ado, here is our 2020 NHL Draft Ranking for the month of October. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

Round One

Rank

Player Position 2018-19 Team Height Weight

1

Alexis Lafreniere LW Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) 6’1”

192lbs

2 Quinton Byfield C Sudbury Wolves (OHL) 6’4”

215lbs

3

Lucas Raymond RW Frolunda HC J20 (SuperElit) 5’10”

165lbs

4

Alexander Holtz RW/LW Djurgardens IF J20 (SuperElit) 6’0” 183lbs
5 Anton Lundell C/LW HIFK (Liiga) 6’1”

183lbs

6

Jamie Drysdale D Erie Otters (OHL) 5’11” 165lbs
7 Tim Stutzle C Jungadler Mannheim (DNL U20) 5’11”

165lbs

8

Cole Perfetti

C Saginaw Spirit (OHL) 5’10” 185lbs
9 Marco Rossi C Ottawa 67’s (OHL) 5’9”

179lbs

10

Hendrix Lapierre C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’11” 175lbs
11 Yaroslav Askarov G SKA-1946 St. Petersburg (MHL) 6’3”

163lbs

12

Noel Gunler RW/LW Lulea HF J20 (SuperElit) 6’1”  176lbs
13 Justin Barron Halifax Mooseheads 6’2”

187lbs

14

Antonio Stranges C/LW London Knights (OHL) 5’10” 170lbs
15 Dylan Holloway C Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) 6’0”

192lbs

16

Justin Sourdif C Vancouver Giants (WHL) 5’11 165lbs
17 Zion Nybeck RW HV71 (SuperElit) 5’8″ 176lbs

18

Kaiden Guhle D Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 6’3” 187lbs
19 Emil Andrae D HV71 J20 (SuperElit) 5’9”

183lbs

20

Helge Grans D Malmo Redhawks J20 (SuperElit) 6’3” 192lbs
21 Jacob Perreault C Sarnia Sting (OHL) 5’11”

198lbs

22

Dawson Mercer RW Drummondville Voltiguers (QMJHL) 6’0″ 172lbs
23 Ty Smilanic LW U.S U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1”

178lbs

24

Kasper Simontaival RW Tappara (Liiga) 5’9” 172lbs
25 Jake Sanderson D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1”

170lbs

26

Martin Chromiak LW HK Dunkla Trencin (Tipsport Liga) 6’0” 179lbs
27 Connor Zary C Kamloops Blazers (WHL) 6’0”

174lbs

28

Luke Tuch  LW U.S.U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’2” 205lbs
29 Dylan Peterson C U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4”

185lbs

30

Lleyton Moore D Oshawa Generals (OHL) 5’9” 165lbs
31 Will Cuylle LW Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 6’2”

201lbs

Round Two

Rank Player Position 2018-19 Team Height Weight
32 Seth Jarvis RW Portland Winterhawks (WHL) 5’9” 165lbs
33 Mavrik Bourque C Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) 5’10” 165lbs
34 Jaromir Pytlik C Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’3” 196lbs
35 Roni Hirvoven C Assat (Liiga) 5’9” 165lbs
36 Daniel Ljungman  C Linkoping JC H20 (SuperElit) 6’0” 161lbs
37 Logan Morrison  C Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
38 Alexander Pashin  F Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 5’7” 155lbs
39 Tyler Tullio  C Oshawa Generals (OHL) 5’9” 165lbs
40 Jean-Luc Foudy C Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
41 Ryan O’Rourke D Sault Ste.Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’2” 180lbs
42 Jeremie Poirier D Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) 6’0” 195lbs
43 Jake Neighbours LW Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) 5’11” 201lbs
44 Jan Mysak LW HC Litvinov (Tipsport Extraliga) 6’0” 176lbs
45 Rodion Amirov LW Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 6’0” 170lbs
46 Luke Evangelista RW London Knights (OHL) 5’11” 165lbs
47 Lukas Cormier D Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) 5’8” 170lbs
48 Ozzy Wiesblatt  RW Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 5’10” 195lbs
49 Michael Benning D Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
50 Theo Rochette C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’10” 160lbs
51 Braden Schneider D Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 6’2” 210lbs
52 Topi Niemala D Karpat (Liiga) 6’0” 165lbs
53 Tyler Kleven  D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4” 201lbs
54 Veeti Miettinen RW Kiekko-Espoo U20 (Jr. A SM-Liiga) 5’9” 160lbs
55 Tyson Foerster  C Barrie Colts (OHL) 5’11” 175lbs
56 Vasili Ponomaryov  C Shawinigan Catarctes (QMJHL) 6’0” 176lbs
57 Carter Savoie LW Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
58 Daniil Gushchin RW Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) 5’8” 161lbs
59 Oliver Suni RW Oshawa Generals (OHL) 6’2” 187lbs
60 Alexander Nikishin  D MHK Krylia Sovetov Moskva (MHL) 6’3” 196lbs
61 Reid Valade RW Kitchener Rangers (OHL) 5’10” 165lbs
62 Noah Delemont D Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) 5’9” 165lbs

2020 OHL Cup Ranking: October’s Top-10

With the 2019-20 Minor Minor season officially underway, Prospect Pipeline has released its first OHL Cup Ranking. This October ranking highlights the top-ten teams in Minor Midget hockey while discussing top prospects eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

The 2019-20 Minor Midget season is officially underway, which means that the time has come to unveil our initial OHL Cup Ranking of the campaign. At first glance, this hockey season will be as exciting and entertaining as all of those that have come before — if not more so. As opposed to previous seasons, there appears to be a great deal of parity present within the world of Minor Midget hockey in 2019-20, as there is no single team that should be favoured to win the majority of tournaments this campaign en route to the OHL Cup.

Related: All 2020 OHL Draft Rankings

However, there are a few teams which stand out when compared to the rest. The Toronto Jr. Canadiens are one of which, as their high-powered offence and deep defence-core should allow them to contend with the toughest of competition. On the heels of the Jr. Canadiens are the likes of the Toronto Nationals, Titans, Marlboros, and Quinte Red Devils — four clubs who boast the team depth necessary to legitimately do battle with and succeed against the Jr. Canadiens. And then there are the dark horse contenders — the Mississauga Reps are one of which, as their team-oriented approach should command a great deal of success this season in the GTHL and beyond.

2020 OHL Cup October Top 10

One reality which must be kept in mind is that we are merely a few seasons into the 2019-20 campaign, meaning that this ranking and the play of each and every Minor Midget team in Ontario is anything but set in stone. In the months ahead, expect this ranking to be altered somewhat dramatically as each and every team attempts to attain stable ground throughout the hockey season. In short, if your favourite team isn’t listed below don’t be alarmed, as plenty of time remains for dozens of clubs to alter their perceptions in the eyes of scouts and management alike.

Related: All 2020 OHL Draft Prospect Profiles

With this being said, let’s dive into our first OHL Cup Ranking of the 2019-20 season! In this edition two teams from Alliance, two teams from the ETA, five teams from the GTHL, and one team from the SCTA have cracked the top-ten overall. 

10. Elgin Middlesex ChiefsElgin Middlesex Chiefs logo

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 10-0-3
  • Tournament Record: 2-2
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: 2-2

The Elgin Middlesex Chiefs exploded out of the gate to begin their 2019-20 Alliance season, skating to a dominant 6-0 record alongside 20 goals for and a mere seven against. The major driving factors behind this significant goal differential to begin their campaign was the Chiefs’ well-rounded attack, depth on the blue line, and consistent efforts in between the pipes. From the get go, each and every player on the team’s roster displayed the ability to influence the outcome of any given game — a reality which will bode well for Elgin Middlesex throughout their 2019-20 season.

Particularly impressive early on has been the play of forwards Hunter Haight, Owen Van Steensel, and Zander Veccia — three forwards who each bring a different yet equally significant set of skills to the rink on a consistent basis. Moreover, there have been the contributions put forth by Cole Jenken and Wyatt Adkins on the Chiefs’ blue line — two defenders who can contribute offensively in addition to their efforts within their own zone. If able to receive consistent contributions from these five players alongside steady goaltending from Owen Willmore and Marcus Vandenberg, the Chiefs could stand as a legitimate force this season.

9. York Simcoe ExpressYork-Simcoe-Express-Logo

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 7-1-2
  • Tournament Record: 3-4-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament2-2
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: 1-2-1

After failing to advance past the round robin of the Titans Early Bird Tournament, the York Simcoe Express returned to league action with a chip on their shoulder. Exploding out of the gate to a 6-0-0 record, the Express remain one of the clear top contenders out of the ETA over a quarter of the way through the regular season. York Simcoe boasts a deep and potent offence, with a number of defenders who can chip in as well. Midway through October, the Express are averaging over four goals per game while allowing just over two. Expect York Simcoe to be the greatest challenger to the powerhouse Quinte Red Devils all year long.

Leading the way offensively are the likes of Jack Piper, William Haines, and Harrison Ballard. With eight forwards averaging over 0.6 points-per-game, it’s clear that depth is a great strength of the Express. Along the blue line, Jackson Edward is the name to watch. A tremendous skater with great sense of the ice and a high offensive ceiling, Edward is a top prospect for the 2020 OHL Draft. Don’t sleep on fellow defender, Bensen Moore, as well, as he’s shown flashes of driving the play while also shutting down opponents top lines. York Simcoe’s balanced attack will undoubtedly be the greatest asset all year long, and it gives them a chance to stand up against their best opponents on any night.

8. Waterloo WolvesWaterloo Wolves Logo

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 7-1-1
  • Tournament Record: 6-1-2
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Sweet-16 Finish
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Quarter-Finalist

If the 2019-20 Alliance Hockey season boils down to a battle of two teams, don’t be surprised if the Chiefs and the Waterloo Wolves are the final clubs left standing. As we’ve seen, the Chiefs are a legitimate team to be reckoned with — yet so too are the Waterloo Wolves. Fresh off of a sweet-16 finish in the Toronto Titans Tournament, the Wolves — like the Chiefs — also began their 2019-20 campaign with an impressive 6-0 record. In those games played, the Wolves blasted home 28 goals and allowed a mere eight against — a glaring indication of their explosive offensive and sound defensive abilities.

Leading the charge offensively this season for Waterloo will likely be Evan Klein and Lucas Carson, although others such as Andy Reist and Cole Pelley will surely play significant roles as well. One major strength which they Wolves boast, however, is incredible potency on their blue line — both Cedricson Okitundu and Ty Higgins are offensive wizards who defend their own zone as well as fuel their team’s offence with relative ease. If the Wolves can receive consistent contributions from their forwards alongside production from their blue line, Waterloo will stand as a multi-faceted team capable of winning games in a variety of fashions.

7. Mississauga Reps

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  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 5-2-0
  • Tournament Record: 8-2-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Semi-Finalist
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Sweet-16 Finish

The Mississauga Reps are a team defined by their depth. In fact, during the Toronto Titans Tournament seven Reps players scored two goals or more through their seven games played — an output which illustrated that virtually any player within their lineup could play a significant role in the team’s success. This team-oriented style of play paid immediate dividends for the Reps as they embarked upon their GTHL regular season campaign, as Mississauga was able to knock off the high-powered Jr. Canadiens in just their third contest of the season.

As mentioned above, the Reps’ success is derived from their impressive team depth — the club boasts upwards of six forwards capable of creating deadly offensive opportunities on a nightly basis. Further, the Reps’ defence is as sound and deep as they come — the likes of Rosario Colosimo, Zach Perruzza, and Alec Leonard will all stand as major pillars on the team’s blue line for the duration of the 2019-20 campaign. And, it wouldn’t be right to overlook the team’s two netminders in Tyler Beazley and Adam Ricci. In Beazley, the Reps feature a highly athletic and technical goaltender, while Ricci is an intimidating sight who provides very little opportunity for opposing shooters to take advantage of.

6. Southern Tier Admirals

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  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 5-0-1
  • Tournament Record: 7-3
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Quarter-Finalist
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Quarter-Finalist

The Southern Tier Admirals are off to a hot start to begin their 2019-20 campaign and have shown no signs of slowing down thus far. In both tournament and league play, the Admirals have been dominant and could very well feature one of the most explosive offences in the Minor Midget circuit this season. During the Toronto Titans Tournament, Southern Tier skated to a 4-2 overall record and outscored their opposition 18 goals to 13 en route to a quarter-final berth. And, in the opening two games of their SCTA season, the Admirals picked up two victories on the heels of 15 goals for and just two against.

These explosive offensive outbursts have allowed a number of Southern Tier’s top players to showcase their elite talent levels ahead of the 2020 OHL Draft. Of note to date have been the contributions of forwards Sam Alfano, Andrew Leblanc, and Trent Swick — three players who have fuelled the Admirals’ offence with both poise and consistency. Supplementing Southern Tier’s attack from the blue line is Matthew Donnison, a sure-footed defender who can push the pace of play at both ends of the ice. If the players listed above — in addition to a number who weren’t listed who are equally effective — can bring the same effort level to the ice with each passing game, the Admirals should stand as a force within the SCTA this season.

5. Toronto MarlborosToronto Marlboros Logo

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 5-1-3
  • Tournament Record: 4-2
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Quarter-Finalist

Team depth is the name of the game this season for the Toronto Marlboros, although they do boast plenty of high-end talent eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. As it stands, the Marlboros boast nine — if not more — forwards who can devise and implement high-percentage scoring plays. While most of which won’t garner immense point totals throughout the 2019-20 season, each will play an important role in once again pushing the Marlboros to the top of the GTHL standings and beyond. And, as of late, the Marlboros have continued where the 2003-born team left off last season — clinching an impressive quarter-final berth in the annual Toronto Titans Tournament.

Leading the charge for the Marlboros throughout the tournament and early into the GTHL campaign have been Vincenzo Baiocchi, Lorenzo Bonaiuto, and Kalen Peterson — three forwards who can skate like the wind and operate with the puck at full speed. Bonaiuto, who played in Minor Midget games last season as a Bantam-aged player, has arguably been the most dynamic — his ability to skate with the puck as well as pass and shoot it have made him a truly dynamic offensive threat. Oh, and don’t forget about Isaiah George on the blue line, he’s an intimidating force who can fuel his team’s transition game while contributing offensively as well.

4. Quinte Red DevilsQuinte Red Devils Logo

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 7-0
  • Tournament Record: 4-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Sweet-16 Finish

The Quinte Red Devils have cracked the top-five in our OHL Cup Ranking for the month of October owing to their strong showing at the Toronto Titans Tournament, solid play in the ETA, and the impressive depth present throughout their lineup. Despite being eliminated in the round of 16, the Red Devils impressed throughout to Titans Tournament — skating to a 4-0 record in round robin play before falling to the Mississauga Reps by a score of 7-6. Further, since embarking upon their ETA regular season play, the Red Devils have bested two quality opponents in nothing other than decisive fashion.

As far as the Red Devils’ roster itself, team depth at every position on the ice appears to be the trait which will propel Quinte to long-term success over the course of this season. Thus far, the Red Devils’ forward group has displayed a knack for scoring important goals when they matter the most — an ability which will serve Quinte well as they face an increasingly difficult level of competition this season. Moreover, there is the Red Devils’ blue line — a defence-core which features three prospects in Aaron Brown, Parker Stewart, and Donovan Mccoy who can play a sound defensive style in their own end before joining the rush. If the goaltending tandem of Corbin Votary and Andrew Munro can continue to play exceptional hockey, don’t expect the Red Devils to fall out of our top-ten anytime soon.

3. Toronto TitansToronto Titans Logo

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 6-3-1
  • Tournament Record: 6-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Semi-Finalist

It is abundantly clear that the GTHL will once again be loaded with a number of elite and highly competitive teams. Fortunately for the Titans they are one of those clubs, as Toronto appears destined for a long and wildly successful season of play throughout the 2019-20 campaign. One major reason behind the Titans’ impending success is the lethality of their forward group, as the team features a number of high-level prospects who will draw considerable attention leading up to the 2020 OHL Draft. These budding stars helped propel the Titans to the semi-final appearance at their annual tournament, although Toronto would eventually fall to the Toronto Jr. Canadiens.

So, who are these elite-level players in the making, you ask? Well, arguably the most prolific of all is Nicholas Moldenhauer, a fleet-footed playmaker who loves to score his fair share of goals as well. Up next is Kocha Delic, a young centre who enjoyed a substantial amount of success in the Titans Tournament who will likely come to be considered as one of the top centres eligible for the upcoming Priority Selection. Following in the footsteps of Moldenhauer and Delic are the likes of Jake Sederoff and Hayden Simpson — two dynamic players in their own right who boast the ability to intimidate and dominate opposing defenders with relative ease. And, in addition to a rock-solid core of defenders, the Titans also feature one of the GTHL’s top goaltenders in Liam Sztuska — a netminder whose innate athletic abilities allow stymie opposing shooters on a nightly basis.

2. Toronto Nationals

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 6-0-2
  • Tournament Record: 10-1-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Champion*
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Quarter-Finalist

The Toronto Nationals couldn’t have asked for a better start to their 2019-20 campaign, as the team shocked the high-flying and heavily favoured Toronto Jr. Canadiens by a score of 5-2 to claim the Toronto Titans Tournament. This success appears to have fuelled the team to begin their GTHL regular season play, as the Nationals claimed a victory in each of their first four games played while outscoring their opposition by a 13-4 differential. Fortunately for the Nationals, maintaining this pace of play should relatively simple so to speak, as the team features outstanding team depth and as well as a handful of top prospects eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

Leading the charge for the Nationals are Zak Lavoie and Max Seguin, two forwards of solid size and strength who have the ability to score goals as well as create them. This versatility — alongside the play of other standout forwards such as Jordan Karafile, Sett Ursomarzo, and Tobias Iantorno — will afford the Nationals with a deep and potent offensive attack capable of dominating the most intimidating of defences with impressive regularity. Moreover, with a slew of talented young defenders in hand as well as two impressive young netminders in between the pipes, the Nationals will surely clash with the Jr. Canadiens atop the GTHL standings all season long.

1. Toronto Jr. CanadiensToronto Jr. Canadiens Logo

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • 2019-20 League Record: 8-1-1
  • Tournament Record: 7-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Finalist

The Toronto Jr. Canadiens began the 2019-20 season as the favourite to not only claim the GTHL championship but to take home the majority of the hardware dished out at high-level tournaments along the way as well. And, while the Jr. Canadiens hold down the top spot within our OHL Cup Ranking for the month of October, their status as the team to beat took two significant hits early in the season which has slightly altered their perception. Firstly, the Jr. Canadiens fell to the Nationals in the championship game of the Toronto Titans Tournament by a score of 5-2. Then, mere days later, the Jr. Canadiens dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision to the upstart Mississauga Reps — a game which many believed that Toronto should have won.

However, it is extremely important to remember that each hockey season is a long one — ups and downs along the way are incredibly natural and should be expected.

Ultimately, the Jr. Canadiens are still the deadliest team in Ontario’s Minor Midget circuit. For Toronto, it all begins with their offence — the Jr. Canadiens feature a core of forwards with virtually zero weaknesses who can pile on goals with absolute ease. If you aren’t convinced, consider the fact that not one of the Jr. Canadiens’ forwards scored less than two goals during the Titans Tournament, and that six of which scored at a point-per-game pace or greater over their eight contests played. Then, there is Toronto’s defence — an area of the team’s roster which is just as strong as its core of forwards. On the blue line, Ty Nelson and Noah Van Vliet lead the way, while Thomas Sirman and Ethan Best are absolutely stellar young prospects too. So, although they lost a few games to begin their 2019-20 season as well as Adam Fantilli, the Jr. Canadiens are a powerhouse who have yet to be overthrown.

* All team records accurate as of October 16th, 2019 *

2020 OHL Draft Ranking: October’s Top 20

The 2020 OHL Draft is officially on the radar, with Ontario’s Minor Midget AAA season underway. Check out October’s Top-20 Prospects.

We’re now one month into Ontario’s 2019-20 Minor Midget season, which means that it’s time for the very first 2020 OHL Draft Ranking.

We will incorporate a monthly ranking of the top OHL Draft prospects, beginning with October’s Top-20. Each month, the ranking will grow by approximately 40 to 50 players, until we reach the penultimate ranking in April; the Top-300.

For a look back to the 2019 OHL Draft Rankings, click here, and see how the rankings grew and developed over the course of the season.

The 2019-20 Season, So Far:

As for this year, October has blessed us with one of the year’s major tournaments, the Titans Early Bird, as well as a handful of league action for each team, which hasn’t disappointed.

Related: Toronto Titans Early Bird Tournament: Top-10 Performers

To officially kick off the 2019-20 season, the 12th Annual Titans Early Bird Tournament gave a sneak peak into the top contenders for the 2020 OHL Cup, as well as some of the top names to watch for the upcoming 2020 OHL Draft.

In the end, it was the upstart Toronto Nationals who battled and clawed their way to victory, capping off the tournament with a shocking, come from behind victory over the heavily favoured Toronto Jr. Canadiens.

The Nats rolled to a combined 8-0-0 tournament record, scoring a total of 30 goals while allowing just 8. Led by the dynamic goal-scorer and former Jr. Canadien, Zak Lavoie paced the tournament with 10 goals, while the Nationals combination of defence and goaltending stifled their opponents.

In league action, several teams have gotten off to an all-important hot start, paving the way for future success. In the GTHL, the Nationals have continued their dominance, leading the pack with a 4-0-1 record. Meanwhile, a large pack of teams remain hot on their tails, led by the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (4-1-0), Toronto Titans (4-1-0), and the Mississauga Reps (4-1-0).

In the ETA, the high-flying Quinte Red Devils have started off on the right foot, along with the offensively gifted York Simcoe Express and Whitby Wildcats. The Alliance has been led by two front-runners, the Waterloo Wolves and Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs, who are each undefeated still. Meanwhile in the SCTA, it’s been business as usual for the Southern Tier Admirals, who continue to pound opponents with their electric offence.

Three Players to Watch

Although the year has just begun, a few select players have really stood out and made their name known on a nightly basis.

  • Cedrick Guindon

The unanimous top prospect from the HEO this year is Cedrick Guindon, a smooth skating and highly intelligent forward who has taken the league by storm to start the season. Through one month of league action, Guindon is pacing the league offensively, posting 12 goals and 23 points through just 11 games. For reference, Mason McTavish, the 5th overall pick in the 2019 OHL Draft, had 16 points through his first 10 games last year.

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Guindon is a wizard with the puck and can utilize his skating abilities to make defenders look clueless with tricky edge work at top speeds. With quick and creative hands, Guindon excels at creating time and space, but can also drive right to the next himself. A gifted goal-scorer, Cedrick Guindon is a name you’ll hear a lot of heading towards the 2020 OHL Draft.

The leader of the reigning OMHA Champion, Quinte Red Devils, Dalyn Wakely is a dynamic forward who can make a significant difference at both ends of the ice. Oozing with skill and strength, he can create problems for his opposition in plenty of ways, whether by enforcing the physical aspect of the game, or by creating dangerous scoring chances. A dominant force all over the ice, Wakely is an impact player who can single-handedly shift the course of a game.

A swift skater with a goal-scorers touch, Wakely can work his way to the danger areas with ease using his combination of speed and creativity. A handful on the perimeter, he can be just as dangerous through the middle of the ice once he picks up speed, using his vision and quick hands to find open spaces in small areas. With intimidating strength to boot, Wakely can effectively separate opponents from the puck with booming open ice hits, as well as plow through the neutral zone like a bowling ball knocking down pins. With Jr. A experience on his resumé already, it’s clear that Wakely is cut out for a promising OHL career in the near future.

An electric offensive threat, Kocha Delic was an invaluable piece of the Toronto Titans run to the 2019 OHF All-Ontario Bantam Championships. A wizard with the puck, Delic has displayed top notch skating abilities, featuring quick acceleration and hit agility. He can handle the puck extremely well at top speeds, and always has his head up to survey his surroundings. A playmaker by nature, Delic excels at creating time and space for his teammates by drawing defenders towards himself.

An extremely skilled and flashy forward, Delic can take the puck end-to-end with relative ease, utilizing his speed on the outside and his hands to drive the center of the ice. However, there’s more to his game than just offence, as Delic consistently supports his defencemen in the defensive zone. He’s willing to cover a defender who pinches, and will always be available deep in his own end to take a first pass and start the breakout. Delic is the type of player who will catch your eye, night in and night out.

October’s Top-20

Without further ado, here are the top-20 prospects for the 2020 OHL Draft as of October. There remains a ton of time for things to shift and for others to make their mark as first-rounders, but consistency will be key. As the 2019-20 season progresses, we’ll continue to hyperlink personal player profiles to our monthly rankings, so be sure to follow along as the campaign unwinds.

Rank Player Position Team
1 Adam Fantilli C Kimball Union Academy (Prep)
2 Rutger McGroarty* C Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (HPHL)
3 Ty Nelson D Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
4 Lane Hutson* D North Jersey Avalanche U16 (T1EHL)
5 David Goyette C Selects Hockey Academy 15U (Prep)
6 Cedrick Guindon C Rockland Nationals (HEO)
7 Cutter Gauthier C Detroit Compuware U16 (T1EHL)
8 Isaiah George D Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
9 Dalyn Wakely C Quinte Red Devils (ETA)
10 Devin Kaplan* C North Jersey Avalanche U16 (T1EHL)
11 Aidan Castle RW Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
12 Paul Ludwinski C Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
13 Tyler Duke* D Detroit Compuware U16 (HPHL)
14 Kocha Delic C Toronto Titans (GTHL)
15 Donovan McCoy D Quinte Red Devils (ETA)
16 Jonathan Melee C/LW Toronto Titans (GTHL)
17 Seamus Casey* D Florida Alliance U16 (NAPHL)
18 Nicholas Moldenhauer RW Toronto Titans (GTHL)
19 Zak Lavoie C Toronto Young Nationals (GTHL)
20 Sam Alfano C Southern Tier Admirals (SCTA)

* Indicates that the player is currently committed to an NCAA program.