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2014 : The Year of the OHL at the draft

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 Central Scouting just released their new updated draft ranking list.  The OHL has a staggering 53 players ranked in the top 215, including 14 ranked in the 1st round, almost damn near half of the opening round.....Including 6 of the top 10. Central Scouting has Kingston center Sam Bennett slipping into the top spot, with Exlbad of the Barrie Colts coming in at #3. Anyone could basically leapfrog another player until the final rankings are released before the draft. These are called the mid-term rankings.

 

 You could also call this the year of the OHL wingers, with 24 Left and Right Wingers found in the top 215 North American ranked players.

 

 I'm bored, and typing things out really helps me remember players, so I will list all the OHL ranked players thus far. Some names you will recognize, Lemieux, Verbeek and Smith. Hunter Smith is Brad Smith's nephew (Motor City Smitty is one of his many nicknames). The kid is huge like Brad, but last I saw him (and that was well over a year ago) his skating was God awful. Perhaps he has improved, but the kid is 6'7, so he is probably still learning how to grow into his huge frame.

 

 1) Sam Bennett C Kingston

 2) Aaron Exblad D Barrie

 5) Michael Dal Colle LW Oshawa

 7) Nick Ritchie LW Peteborough

 8) Brendan Perlini LW Niagara

10) Anthony DeAngelo D Sarnia

11) Jarred McCann C Sault Ste. Marie

14) Nickolav Goldobin RW Sarnia

15) Roland McKeown D Kingston

18) Josh Ho-Sang C/RW Windsor

23) Eric Cornell RW Peteborough

25) Robert Fabbri C Guelph

28) Aaron Hayden D Niagara

30) Connor Chatham RW Plymouth

33) Ryan Macinnis C Kitchener

36) Alexander Peters D Plymouth

37) Michael Dunting LW Sault Ste. Marie

38) Brendan Lemieux LW Barrie

43) Spencer Watson RW Kingston

47) Blake Siebenaler D Niagara

51) Matthew Mistele LW Plymouth

52) Nicholas Magyer RW Kitchener

56) Michael Amadio C North Bay

69) Christian Dvorak LW London

75) Kyle Jenkins LW D Sault Ste. Marie

76) Brandon Prophet D Saginaw

77) Kikita Yazkov LW Windsor

79) Josh Wesley D Plymouth

87) Jacob Middleton D Ottawa

88) Kevin Leblanc C Barrie

89) Dylan Sadowy LW Saginaw

93) Blake Clarke LW Saginaw

96) Jaden Lindo RW Owen Sound

99) Ryan Foss C/LW Windsor

108) Alexander Mikulouch D Niagara

113) Darby Llewellyn RW Kitchener

117)Chritiano Digiacinto LW Windsor

120) Jacob Busch RW Oshawa

126) James Cordell C Barrie

131) Stephan Leblanc D Mississauga

140) Hunter Smith RW Oshawa

147) Ryan Verbeek LW Kingston

149) Kevin Spinozzi D Sarnia

154) Yannick Raddysh D Erie

163) Niki Petti C Peteborough

165) Frank Hora D Kitchener

166) Alexander Protapovich C Niagara

176) Damir Sharipzyanov D Owen Sound

182) David Tomasek C Belleville

184) Dylan Perna D Kitchener

195) Joshua Sterk C Oshawa

205) Phil Baltisberger D Guelph

217) Kyle Wood D North Bay

 

  The OHL goalies are strongly represented also....7 of the top 34 North American ranked Goalies were from the OHL. There are some seriously tall goalies this year, check out how many are 6'2 - 6'6...some monsters for sure.

 

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 5) Alex Nedeljkovic  Plymouth

 6) Brent Moran  Niagara

 9) Brandon Halverson Sault Ste. Marie

14) Devin Williams Erie

17) Nikita Serebryakov Saginaw

18) Matthew Mancian Guelph

20) Kevin Appleby Oshawa

 

  Appleby is rumored to be on the Sabres radar   :)

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I think this was mentioned in the shoutbox awhile back but S. Jersey's local kid Anthony DeAngelo is one of the top Americans as he is in the top 20 in points in the OHL as a defenseman.

 

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Not a great draft this year but some nice players early on, and sure enough to be some great late picks (if Holmgren doesn't trade them for Prospal, Kubina and Amonte)  Ekblad is still #1 in my books, and anyone else not named CSS

 

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If we're picking between the two, I'd prefer McKeown over Deangelo. McKeown has good size, skating and plays a solid two way game. Deangelo is on the small side (doesn't mean he stays that way but 5'11 167 isn't a good start and he's older than McK) and plays an all offence game from what I've seen (though sarnia is jammers territory) Since we already have Ghost in that style and near ready, I don't see the need for another.  McKeown projects to a much better NHLer IMO.

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whose the 15th rated center on that list..homer will draft him and say we got a steal  :wacko: 

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@flyercanuck  As you know, I have not been to many games this year, so I have no idea about DeAngelo, but I am going to see Kingston on Thursday. It's a good game to hit, with Bennett ranked #1 on some lists, (agree with you though Exblad will go first)....and that should give me a good feel on this draft, since Bennett is ranked so high. McKowen is ranked #15 and RW Spencer Watson might go in the 2nd, so nice to see 3 guys ranked fairly high. I'll give a full report when I get home from the game.

 

  The high end talent is not even close to last year, but it's looking like this draft is pretty deep. A good year to stock up on 2nd and 3rd's it appears.

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Bennett remains top prospect in Central Scouting final ranking....

 

 

Rank Player Team League Position Height Weight 1

 

1.BENNETT, SAMUEL KINGSTON OHL C 6' 0.25" 178

 

2 EKBLAD, AARON BARRIE OHL D 6' 3.5" 216

 

3 REINHART, SAM KOOTENAY WHL C 6' 0.75" 185

 

4 DRAISAITL, LEON PRINCE ALBERT WHL C 6' 1.5" 204

 

5 DAL COLLE, MICHAEL OSHAWA OHL LW 6' 1.5" 182

 

6 VIRTANEN, JAKE CALGARY WHL RW 6' 0.75" 208

 

7 RITCHIE, NICHOLAS PETERBOROUGH OHL LW 6' 2.25" 226

 

8 PERLINI, BRENDAN NIAGARA OHL LW 6' 2.75" 205

 

9 FLEURY, HAYDN RED DEER WHL D 6' 2.5" 203

 

10 MCCANN, JARED SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C 6' 0.25" 179

 

11 HONKA, JULIUS SWIFT CURRENT WHL D 5' 10.75" 180

 

12 TUCH, ALEX USA U-18 USHL RW 6' 3.5" 213

 

13 EHLERS, NIKOLAJ HALIFAX QMJHL LW 5' 11.0" 162

 

14 DEANGELO, ANTHONY SARNIA OHL D 5' 10.5" 175

 

15 SCHERBAK, NIKITA SASKATOON WHL RW 6' 1.0" 175

 

16 MILANO, SONNY USA U-18 USHL LW 5' 11.5" 183

 

17 LARKIN, DYLAN USA U-18 USHL C 6' 0.75" 190

 

18 BARBASHEV, IVAN MONCTON QMJHL C/LW 6' 0.0" 180

 

19 SCHMALTZ, NICK GREEN BAY USHL C 5' 11.5" 172

 

20 MACINNIS, RYAN KITCHENER OHL C 6' 3.25" 183

 

21 FABBRI, ROBERT GUELPH OHL C 5' 10.25" 170

 

22 HO-SANG, JOSHUA WINDSOR OHL C/RW 5' 11.0" 175

 

23 QUENNEVILLE, JOHN BRANDON WHL C 6' 0.5" 182

 

24 GOLDOBIN, NIKOLAY SARNIA OHL RW 5' 11.75" 178

 

25 CORNEL, ERIC PETERBOROUGH OHL C 6' 1.5" 186

 

26 MARTIN, BRYCEN SWIFT CURRENT WHL D 6' 1.75" 195

 

27 MCKEOWN, ROLAND KINGSTON OHL D 6' 0.75" 195

 

28 LEMIEUX, BRENDAN BARRIE OHL LW 6' 0.25" 206

 

29 GARDINER, REID PRINCE ALBERT WHL C/RW 5' 10.5" 183

 

30 DOUGHERTY, JACK USA U-18 USHL D 6' 1.0" 186

 

 

Note: North American skaters only listed here

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On 1/27/2014 at 4:12 AM, jammer2 said:

 Central Scouting just released their new updated draft ranking list.  The OHL has a staggering 53 players ranked in the top 215, including 14 ranked in the 1st round, almost damn near half of the opening round.....Including 6 of the top 10. Central Scouting has Kingston center Sam Bennett slipping into the top spot, with Exlbad of the Barrie Colts coming in at #3. Anyone could basically leapfrog another player until the final rankings are released before the draft. These are called the mid-term rankings.

 

 You could also call this the year of the OHL wingers, with 24 Left and Right Wingers found in the top 215 North American ranked players.

 

 I'm bored, and typing things out really helps me remember players, so I will list all the OHL ranked players thus far. Some names you will recognize, Lemieux, Verbeek and Smith. Hunter Smith is Brad Smith's nephew (Motor City Smitty is one of his many nicknames). The kid is huge like Brad, but last I saw him (and that was well over a year ago) his skating was God awful. Perhaps he has improved, but the kid is 6'7, so he is probably still learning how to grow into his huge frame.

 

 1) Sam Bennett C Kingston

 2) Aaron Exblad D Barrie

 5) Michael Dal Colle LW Oshawa

 7) Nick Ritchie LW Peteborough

 8) Brendan Perlini LW Niagara

10) Anthony DeAngelo D Sarnia

11) Jarred McCann C Sault Ste. Marie

14) Nickolav Goldobin RW Sarnia

15) Roland McKeown D Kingston

18) Josh Ho-Sang C/RW Windsor

23) Eric Cornell RW Peteborough

25) Robert Fabbri C Guelph

28) Aaron Hayden D Niagara

30) Connor Chatham RW Plymouth

33) Ryan Macinnis C Kitchener

36) Alexander Peters D Plymouth

37) Michael Dunting LW Sault Ste. Marie

38) Brendan Lemieux LW Barrie

43) Spencer Watson RW Kingston

47) Blake Siebenaler D Niagara

51) Matthew Mistele LW Plymouth

52) Nicholas Magyer RW Kitchener

56) Michael Amadio C North Bay

69) Christian Dvorak LW London

75) Kyle Jenkins LW D Sault Ste. Marie

76) Brandon Prophet D Saginaw

77) Kikita Yazkov LW Windsor

79) Josh Wesley D Plymouth

87) Jacob Middleton D Ottawa

88) Kevin Leblanc C Barrie

89) Dylan Sadowy LW Saginaw

93) Blake Clarke LW Saginaw

96) Jaden Lindo RW Owen Sound

99) Ryan Foss C/LW Windsor

108) Alexander Mikulouch D Niagara

113) Darby Llewellyn RW Kitchener

117)Chritiano Digiacinto LW Windsor

120) Jacob Busch RW Oshawa

126) James Cordell C Barrie

131) Stephan Leblanc D Mississauga

140) Hunter Smith RW Oshawa

147) Ryan Verbeek LW Kingston

149) Kevin Spinozzi D Sarnia

154) Yannick Raddysh D Erie

163) Niki Petti C Peteborough

165) Frank Hora D Kitchener

166) Alexander Protapovich C Niagara

176) Damir Sharipzyanov D Owen Sound

182) David Tomasek C Belleville

184) Dylan Perna D Kitchener

195) Joshua Sterk C Oshawa

205) Phil Baltisberger D Guelph

217) Kyle Wood D North Bay

 

  The OHL goalies are strongly represented also....7 of the top 34 North American ranked Goalies were from the OHL. There are some seriously tall goalies this year, check out how many are 6'2 - 6'6...some monsters for sure.

 

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 5) Alex Nedeljkovic  Plymouth

 6) Brent Moran  Niagara

 9) Brandon Halverson Sault Ste. Marie

14) Devin Williams Erie

17) Nikita Serebryakov Saginaw

18) Matthew Mancian Guelph

20) Kevin Appleby Oshawa

 

  Appleby is rumored to be on the Sabres radar   :)

 

 

Funny looking back at the names in the draft...

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11 hours ago, OccamsRazor said:

 

 

Funny looking back at the names in the draft...

 

 

 The one that really sticks out is Nick Ritchie at #7....this guy is not a good skater. His hands and hitting might keep him in the league, but he can't keep up. He's been given numerous chances to play with Getzlaf and Perry, a major fail.

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1 hour ago, jammer2 said:

 

 The one that really sticks out is Nick Ritchie at #7....this guy is not a good skater. His hands and hitting might keep him in the league, but he can't keep up. He's been given numerous chances to play with Getzlaf and Perry, a major fail.

 

 

There is some good talent there funny how the Flyers have been dipping their hand in the WHL and QMJHL and one of their few out the OHL (Laughton) has struggled.

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1 hour ago, OccamsRazor said:

 

 

There is some good talent there funny how the Flyers have been dipping their hand in the WHL and QMJHL and one of their few out the OHL (Laughton) has struggled.

 

I know i've said this before... I don't think concussions have helped Laughtons development. It's like he's forgot how to (or just can't) play the game he played before them.

 

 And those 2014 players are still far from a finished product. We're all pretty excited about Sanheim...he hasn't played a single NHL game yet.

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31 minutes ago, flyercanuck said:

 

I know i've said this before... I don't think concussions have helped Laughtons development. It's like he's forgot how to (or just can't) play the game he played before them.

 

 And those 2014 players are still far from a finished product. We're all pretty excited about Sanheim...he hasn't played a single NHL game yet.

 

 

I think no matter what he is ready to replace Chris Vandevelde on the 4th at least.

 

And by that i mean let him stay and learn like Ivan did. Learn from his mistakes and continue to play to get better.

 

He's ready after this playoff run with the Phantoms.

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