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6 Steelheads to Watch for 2016 NHL Draft

53 players from the Ontario Hockey League were listed among NHL Central Scouting’s September ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2016 NHL Draft which takes place June 24-25 in Buffalo, New York.

Seven OHL skaters received an ‘A rating’ indicating a first round candidate with a group that includes 2014 OHL Priority Selection first overall pick Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting, OHL and CHL Rookie of the Year Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters, the London Knights’ trio of Max Jones, Olli Juolevi, and Matthew Tkachuk, and the Mississauga Steelheads duo of Michae McLeod and Alexander Nylander.

17 skaters and three goaltenders received a ‘B rating’ which indicates second/third round candidates, while 23 skaters and three goaltenders received a ‘C rating’ which indicates fourth/fifith/sixth round NHL Draft candidates.

The Knights lead the way with 10 ‘Players to Watch’ followed by the Steelheads with six players, and the Hamilton Bulldogs, Saginaw Spirit, and Windsor Spitfires each with four players listed.

31 OHL players were selected in the 2015 NHL Draft including seven players chosen in the first round.

NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ for the 2016 NHL Draft:

PTW Last Name First Name Birthdate Team Height Weight Pos S/C
A CHYCHRUN JAKOB 31-Mar-98 SARNIA 6′ 2.0″ 215 D L
A DEBRINCAT ALEXANDER 18-Dec-97 ERIE 5′ 7.0″ 163 RW R
A JONES MAX 17-Feb-98 LONDON 6′ 3.0″ 205 LW L
A JUOLEVI OLLI 05-May-98 LONDON 6′ 2.5″ 179 D L
A MCLEOD MICHAEL 03-Feb-98 MISSISSAUGA 6′ 2.25″ 188 C R
A NYLANDER ALEXANDER 02-Mar-98 MISSISSAUGA 6′ 0.5″ 179 C R
A TKACHUK MATTHEW 11-Dec-97 LONDON 6′ 1.25″ 195 LW L
B BARRON TRAVIS 17-Aug-98 OTTAWA 6′ 1.25″ 195 LW L
B BASTIAN NATHAN 06-Dec-97 MISSISSAUGA 6′ 3.75″ 208 RW R
B BITTEN WILLIAM 10-Jul-98 FLINT 5′ 9.75″ 167 C R
B BROWN LOGAN 05-Mar-98 WINDSOR 6′ 6.0″ 222 C L
B CARROLL NOAH 02-Dec-97 GUELPH 6′ 1.0″ 173 D L
B CORMIER EVAN 06-Nov-97 SAGINAW 6′ 2.75″ 202 G L
B DAY SEAN 09-Jan-98 MISSISSAUGA 6′ 2.0″ 244 D L
B FELHABER TYE 05-Aug-98 SAGINAW 5′ 10.75″ 191 C L
B GETTINGER TIM 14-Apr-98 SAULT STE. MARIE 6′ 5.25″ 206 LW L
B KOPACKA JACK 05-Mar-98 SAULT STE. MARIE 6′ 2.0″ 190 LW L
B KYROU JORDAN 05-May-98 SARNIA 6′ 0.0″ 178 C R
B METE VICTOR 07-Jun-98 LONDON 5′ 9.5″ 174 D L
B MIDDLETON KEATON 10-Feb-98 SAGINAW 6′ 5.5″ 233 D L
B NIEMELAINEN MARKUS 08-Jun-98 SAGINAW 6′ 4.75″ 189 D L
B PARSONS TYLER 18-Sep-97 LONDON 6′ 1.25″ 184 G L
B RADDYSH TAYLOR 18-Feb-98 ERIE 6′ 1.75″ 203 RW R
B SAIGEON BRANDON 14-Jun-98 HAMILTON 6′ 1.0″ 197 C L
B SERGACHYOV MIKHAIL 25-Jun-98 WINDSOR 6′ 2.5″ 206 D L
B SOKOLOV DMITRI 14-Apr-98 SUDBURY 5′ 11.25″ 220 RW L
B WELLS DYLAN 03-Jan-98 PETERBOROUGH 6′ 1.5″ 187 G L
C ANG JONATHAN 31-Jan-98 PETERBOROUGH 5′ 11.25″ 165 C R
C CANDELLA COLE 13-Feb-98 HAMILTON 6′ 1.0″ 189 D L
C CHERNYUK KONSTANTIN 13-Feb-98 KINGSTON 6′ 4.25″ 177 D L
C CRAWLEY BRANDON 02-Feb-97 LONDON 6′ 1.5″ 207 D L
C DINEEN CAM 19-Jun-98 NORTH BAY 5′ 11.0″ 183 D L
C FOX TRENT 16-Jul-97 HAMILTON 6′ 2.75″ 200 C L
C GLEASON BEN 25-Mar-98 LONDON 6′ 0.0″ 168 D L
C KACHYNA ONDREJ 30-Apr-98 HAMILTON 6′ 3.5″ 192 D L
C KANTNER MATYAS 20-Jun-98 FLINT 6′ 2.0″ 178 LW L
C KIRWAN LUKE 23-Sep-97 WINDSOR 6′ 1.75″ 230 LW L
C KUTKEVICIUS LUKE 25-Mar-98 MISSISSAUGA 5’11.75″ 162 C L
C LIZOTTE CAMERON 24-Aug-97 PETERBOROUGH 6′ 1.25″ 198 D L
C MASCHERIN ADAM 06-Jun-98 KITCHENER 5′ 9.5″ 206 RW L
C MATTINEN NICHOLAS 05-Mar-98 LONDON 6′ 4.5″ 220 D R
C MEYER JARETT 13-Oct-96 OWEN SOUND 6′ 8.0″ 242 D R
C OSMANSKI AUSTIN 30-Apr-98 MISSISSAUGA 6′ 3.25″ 196 D L
C PAQUETTE CHRISTOPHER 27-Mar-98 NIAGARA 6′ 1.25″ 207 C R
C POIRIER ZACHARY 12-May-98 NORTH BAY 5′ 11.75″ 193 C R
C RAAYMAKERS JOSEPH 17-Mar-98 SAULT STE. MARIE 6′ 0.25″ 185 G L
C RYMSHA DRAKE 06-Aug-98 LONDON 5′ 11.5″ 187 C R
C SALITURO DANTE 15-Nov-96 OTTAWA 5′ 8.25″ 178 C R
C SCHLICHTING CONNOR 17-May-97 SARNIA 6′ 3.25″ 207 D L
C SMITH GIVANI 27-Feb-98 GUELPH 6′ 1.75″ 194 LW L
C STANLEY LOGAN 26-May-98 WINDSOR 6′ 6.75″ 220 D L
C TIMPANO TROY 13-Nov-97 SUDBURY 6′ 0.5″ 186 G L
C VELLA EMANUEL 08-Aug-98 LONDON 6′ 4.0″ 190 G L

For more information including full ‘Players to Watch’ lists visit nhl.com.

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