OHL Completes 2023 Priority Selection, News (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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OHL Completes 2023 Priority Selection
Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today concluded the 2023 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore for North American players born predominantly in 2007.

The annual Priority Selection was held online over a span of two days.

A total of 302 players were selected in the 15-round process from 87 different teams across Ontario and parts of the United States. The selected players included 163 forwards, 105 defencemen, and 34 goaltenders. A total of 298 of the players chosen were 2007-born athletes while three were born in 2006 and one was born in 2005.

Congratulations to the ALLIANCE Hockey Grads selected:

RD

OV

Team

Player Name

Pos

Height

Weight

DOB

ALLIANCE Hockey Team

1

2

Niagara

Roobroeck, Ryan

C

6.02

193

09/25/2007

London Jr. Knights U16 AAA

1

3

Soo

Martin, Brady

C

5.11.5

170

03/16/2007

Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA

1

16

Saginaw

Young, Aiden

LW

5.1

160

04/18/2007

London Jr. Knights U16 AAA

1

20

Windsor

Nesbitt, Jack

C

6.04

165

01/12/2007

Lambton Jr. Sting U16 AAA

2

30

Guelph

Snelgrove, Parker

C

6

171

01/20/2007

London Jr. Knights U16 AAA

2

42

Kingston

Weir, Ethan

RW

5.11.5

185

01/10/2007

London Jr. Knights U16 AAA

3

44

Saginaw

Harmer, Carson

C

5.09

161

01/13/2007

Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA

4

65

Soo

Solomon, Hunter

RD

6.00.25

165

12/04/2007

Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA

4

66

London

Jenken, Noah

LD

6.02.75

158

03/08/2007

Elgin-Middlesex Canucks U16 AAA

4

71

Kitchener

Arquette, Cameron

C

5.07

157

04/27/2007

Sun County Panthers U16 AAA

4

72

Owen Sound

Koprowski, Matthew

G

6.02

173

02/05/2007

Elgin-Middlesex Canucks U16 AAA

4

73

Barrie

Black, Sam

LW

6

168

03/08/2007

Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA

5

88

Peterborough

Ladds, Liam

RD

6.01.25

151

10/28/2007

Elgin-Middlesex Canucks U16 AAA

5

92

Barrie

Vader, Teague

LD

5.11.5

162

08/23/2007

Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA

5

100

North Bay

Smith, Reyth

C

6.00.75

157

07/27/2007

Windsor AAA Zn Jr. Spitfires U16

5

102

Ottawa

Houben, Zachary

LW

6.04.25

179

02/01/2007

Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA

6

104

London

Gerber, Brendan

C

5.08.5

178

02/24/2007

Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA

6

108

Soo

Charron, Jordan

RW

6.00.25

161

06/21/2007

Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA

6

110

Erie

Visneskie, Jordan

C

6.02

177

08/29/2007

Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA

6

114

Flint

D'Arcy, Jack

RD

5.09.25

144

12/02/2007

Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA

7

134

Guelph

Jovanovski, Zachary

G

6.02

150

10/07/2007

Sun County Panthers U16 AAA

9

163

Niagara

Dewachter, Darcy

RD

5.09.75

162

03/01/2007

Brantford 99ers U16 AAA

9

170

Sudbury

Knight, Owen

RW

5.11

160

08/02/2007

Lambton Jr. Sting U16 AAA

10

185

Soo

Irvin, Zack

G

6.03

168

02/25/2007

Elgin-Middlesex Canucks U16 AAA

10

186

Kingston

Puhl, Gavin

RW

6.03

208

05/21/2007

London Jr. Knights U16 AAA

11

209

Brantford

Bradacs, Evan

C

5.1

160

06/03/2007

Brantford 99ers U16 AAA

11

216

Saginaw

Bussiere, Xavier

G

5.10.5

159

10/06/2007

Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA

11

217

Sarnia

McNally, Kieran

RD

6.04.5

178

07/03/2007

Sun County Panthers U16 AAA

12

230

Erie

Ducharme, Tanner

LW

6.01

175

03/25/2007

London Jr. Knights U16 AAA

12

238

London

Clark, Braedon

LD

6

169

03/27/2007

London Jr. Knights U16 AAA

12

241

North Bay

Darrigan, Matthew

RD

5.10.5

168

04/26/2007

Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA

12

242

Ottawa

Hill, Aidan

G

5.11.5

168

05/07/2007

Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA

13

247

Oshawa

Jones, Brody

LD

6

164

06/19/2007

Windsor AAA Zn Jr. Spitfires U16

13

256

Saginaw

Barch, Hayden

RD

5.1

158

04/14/2007

Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA

13

258

London

Gammage, Reid

C

5.09

150

04/15/2007

Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA

14

263

Niagara

Ferras, Jack

LD

5.11

159

05/11/2007

Brantford 99ers U16 AAA

14

266

Windsor

Gignac, Julian

LW

6.00.25

154

04/20/2007

Windsor AAA Zn Jr. Spitfires U16

14

269

Brantford

Uhm, Jacob

LW

5.11.5

176

10/26/2007

Hamilton Huskies U16 AAA

14

273

Peterborough

Kaufman, Joshua

C

5.11

145

01/24/2007

Kitchener Jr. Rangers U16 AAA

14

275

Flint

Copeland, Landon

LW

5.06.75

165

05/23/2007

Chatham-Kent Cyclones U16 AAA

14

278

London

Truman, Isaac

LW

5.08.25

134

10/23/2007

Lambton Jr. Sting U16 AAA

15

289

Brantford

Craig, Caysen

LW

5.09.75

157

09/17/2007

Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA

15

295

Windsor

Laevens, Luke

RD

5.1

196

05/30/2007

Lambton Jr. Sting U16 AAA



The Erie Otters made the first overall pick after winning the 2023 OHL Priority Selection Draft Lottery held on March 29. The Otters selected 2007-born defenceman Matthew Schaefer of the Halton Hurricanes to open the proceedings.

“Congratulations to all 302 players chosen in the 2023 OHL Priority Selection and for all the hard work and dedication that brought you to being selected,” said Darrell Woodley, Director of OHL Central Scouting. “Being selected by an OHL team is a great accomplishment to be shared with family, friends, and minor hockey coaches and organizations who have all provided support and encouragement, but it is also just the beginning as you prepare to embark on your journey to the next level. It doesn’t matter what number you were picked, what matters is the work ethic, sportsmanship and ability you apply on the ice. Opportunities for success are available for players with the right attitude and grit, including players not selected today, who may find success through next year’s Under-18 Priority Selection. Best of luck to all players in pursuit of your hockey and academic goals.”

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association led the way with 87 selections from 20 different teams with the OMHA champion Peterborough Petes leading with 13 picks, while the Halton Hurricanes developed 12 and the York-Simcoe Express produced 11. The Greater Toronto Hockey League had 86 players selected from 13 different teams, with the OHL Cup champion Toronto Jr. Canadiens joining the league champion Toronto Marlboros in the lead each with 15 chosen. The Mississauga Senators trailed close behind with 10 selected players. The Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario produced 43 selections from 12 different teams with the London Jr. Knights on top of the list with seven players selected. Hockey Eastern Ontario saw 21 players find their way onto OHL Draft boards from 10 different teams with the Renfrew Wolves leading with four. The Northern Ontario Hockey Association had 11 players selected from across three teams as the Soo Jr. Greyhounds developed seven of those. An additional three players were selected from Ontario-based junior teams. Two players out of other Canadian prep or varsity programs were selected, while two out of province players were also picked. A total of 49 players were chosen from across 20 different American-based teams led by Detroit Little Caesars with nine players chosen, followed closely by Bishop Kearney Selects with seven.

This season marked the 23rd straight year the Priority Selection was conducted by way of the internet, carried out in partnership with RinkNet.

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• Draft Show – Day 1
• Draft Show – Day 2
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