The Mississauga Steelheads continue to prepare for what promises to be an unpredictable draft – the 2021 OHL Priority Selection Presented by Real Canadian Superstore. Rounds one, two and three are set to take place on Friday June 4th beginning at 7:00pm. The draft will then resume on Saturday June 5th at 9:00am with rounds four through fifteen.
Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Priority Selection will once again be held entirely online, adhering to all government and public health physical distancing guidelines at both the League and member team levels. This year’s unique approach to a very special day will be conducted in the interest of ensuring the health and safety of prospects, their families as well as OHL member team and League personnel.
The Steelheads currently hold 14 draft picks in this year’s priority selection including their first rounder at 9th overall.
- The Steelheads will draft inside the top ten for the eighth time in nine years
- Of those eight picks they have drafted seven forwards and one defenceman
- The Steelheads have never had the 9th overall pick
- The 9th overall pick has been used to select some notable current NHL players Tyler Seguin (’09 – Plymouth Whalers), Bo Horvat (’11 – London Knights) and Sam Bennett (’12 – Kingston Frontenacs)
- The 105th overall pick in 2014 was used to select Austin Osmanski who would be drafted to the Buffalo Sabres in the seventh round in 2016
- The Steelheads hold the 208th overall pick this year. In 2016 OHL Priority Selection that same spot would be used to select future assistant captain Nic Canade.
- The Steelheads traded a second round pick in ’21 (previously SBY), a fourth round pick in ’21, a seventh round pick in ’21, a twelfth round pick in ’23 and a twelfth round pick in ’24
- The club acquired a second round pick in ’22 (previously KIT), a fourth round pick in ’22 (SAR), a sixth round pick in ’21 (ER), a twelfth round pick in ’21 (NB) and a twelfth round pick in ’21 (LDN)
Round-by-round Overview of Selections
Round 1 – 9th Overall
Round 2 – 39th Overall (SBY) (Traded to Erie Otters)
Round 4 – 71st Overall (Traded to Sarnia Sting)
Round 5 – 88th Overall
Round 6 – 104th Overall (From Saginaw)
Round 6 – 110th Overall (Acquired from Erie Otters)
Round 7 – 128th Overall (Traded to Erie Otters)
Round 8 – 151st Overall
Round 9 – 168th Overall
Round 10 – 191st Overall
Round 11 – 208th Overall
Round 12 – 223rd Overall (Acquired from London)
Round 12 – 231st Overall
Round 12 – 235th Overall (Acquired from North Bay)
Round 13 – 248th Overall
Round 14 – 271st Overall
Round 15 – 288th Overall
Follow along on Draft Day
Players, families and fans are invited to follow the 2021 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore streaming live on the OHL’s YouTube channel.
For detailed a complete list of Steelheads selections, visit our 2021 Draft Central page. This will be updated throughout the day and include information on each player chosen by the club.
Follow the Mississauga Steelheads on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@OHLSteelheads) for complete up to the minute coverage of the 2021 OHL Priority Selection Presented by Real Canadian Superstore.