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2014 OHL Priority Selection

The Erie Otters will draft 19th overall in the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection, which begins at 9 AM on Saturday, April 5.

The Otters will have live updates to this page with all selections through out the day.

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ROUND 1 – 2014,  19th Overall

Player Name: Taylor Raddysh
Hometown: Caledon, ON
Birthdate: 2/18/1998
Height: 6′
Weight: 190
Position: RW
Shoots: Right

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Toronto Marlboros
31
25
27
52
28
Notes:

Taylor is a complete player that plays a solid 200 foot game. He rarely has a bad shift or bad game. He finished fourth in the GTHL in scoring and has had a very consistent season. There aren’t many things that he doesn’t do well. He is used in every situation and thrives in the offensive roles on the power play and at five-on-five. Taylor possesses a very good shot with a quick release and is very accurate. He is not the flashiest player by anymeans but he is very effective in all three zones

 


ROUND 2 – 2014,  28th Overall

Player Name: Jake Lawr
Hometown: Caledon, ON
Birthdate: 5/19/98
Height:
6’2″ Weight: 150
Position: G
Catches: Left
 
Notes: Jake has been one of the top goalies all season and is one of big reasons why his team has had the success they have. At 6’2”, he is a good sized goalie that moves around his net very efficiently. Jake is solid positionally and when he plays at the top of his crease, he is very hard to beat. He doesn’t have a lot of wasted movement. He lets the puck hit him but also has the ability to make a desperation save when needed. He has good rebound control and pushes pucks into the corners very effectively.

 


ROUND 3 – 2014,  45th Overall

Player Name: Shaun Bily
Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Birthdate: 2/22/1998
Height:
5′ 11″ Weight: 170
Position: C
Shoots: Left
 Notes: “A very good skater with excellent acceleration; skating is complimented by a very impressive work ethic. Generates a lot of chances with his skating and smarts. Reads the play very well. Competes hard, and with class.” – Scott Halpenny, Erie Otters Scout

 


ROUND 3 – 2014,  59th Overall

Player Name: Kyle Maksimovich
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Birthdate: 3/10/1998
Height: 5′ 6″

Weight: 150 
Position: LW
Shoots: L

 

Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Toronto Marlboros
33
24
34
58
16
 

Notes: Brother of Otters forward Quentin Maksimovich. High end puck skills and also has high end bravery.  Does have some deceiving strength allowing him to have a sneaky hard shot, and also allowing him to have some surprising puck patience. Is going to play regardless of size simply due to his skill and bravery.  Just needs a few more inches to have a future as a front line player.

 


ROUND 5 – 2014,  85th Overall

Player Name: Mitchell Byrne
Hometown: Brampton, ON
Birthdate: 3/4/1998
Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 175
Position: D
Shoots: Left

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Toronto Jr. Canadiens
33
5
23
28
32
Notes: Plays the body and steps into guys with authority. Can handle the puck and makes good decisions.

 


ROUND 6 – 2014,  119 Overall

Player Name: Taylor Egan 
Hometown: Carp, ON
Birthdate: 6/9/1998
Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 172 
Position: D
Shoots: Left

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Ottawa Valley Titans
30
5
21
26
12
Notes: Has excellent four way mobility and legitimate craft and skill in his game.  Thinks the game very well. Has the skill and skating to either start the rush from his own zone on transition, or QB the powerplay from the blueline.

 


ROUND 7 – 2014,  130th Overall

Player Name: Riley MacRae
Hometown:
Birthdate: 3/28/98
Height: 6′

Weight: 155
Position: LW
Shoots: Left

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs
35
7
15
22
23
Notes: Big winger who protected the puck well in all areas of the rink, seems to understand the game and often moved the puck to high percentage areas.  Can become a Power Forward.


ROUND 7 – 2014,  139th Overall

Player Name: Zack Hoffman 
Hometown:
Birthdate: 2/4/1998
Height: 6′

Weight: 164 
Position: D
Shoots: Right

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Clarington Toros
36
8
17
25
42
Notes: He’s quick and hard to beat off the puck, which leads to a lot of scoring opportunities. When Zack is being defensive minded, he is very good. He has great gap control, and is excellent in front of his net or down low against the cycle. He seems to have a sixth sense and always seems to know when someone is sneaking in on the weak side, and does a great job of angling them off.

ROUND 8 – 2014,  159th Overall

Player Name: Jack Gill 
Hometown: Brockville, ON
Birthdate: 8/26/1998
Height: 6′

Weight: 185
Position: RW
Shoots: Left

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Upper Canada Cyclones
30
8
18
26
20
 Notes: Very well rounded player who brings a nice combination of skill and physicality. Comes from NHL stock, and knows how to play the game.  Makes good decisions with and without the puck, and competes on a regular basis.

 


ROUND 9 – 2014,  179th Overall

Player Name: Cole Evans
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Birthdate: 4/12/1998
Height: 6′ 3″

Weight: 190
Position: D
Shoots: Left

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Vaughan Kings
31
0
7
7
6
 Notes: Cole played well, he is a good strong skater. He makes good smart pinches. Cole makes a good first pass and has good vision of the ice. He plays a good 1-on-1 and looks after his own end.  Cole has great size and speed.

 


ROUND 10 – 2014,  199th Overall

Player Name: Jordan Sambrook
Hometown:
Birthdate: 4/11/1998
Height: 6′ 1″

Weight: 162
Position: D
Shoots: Right

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
South Central Coyotes
34
5
13
18
40
Notes: Jordan likes joining the rush, follows the play up closely and seems to want be offensive defenseman.  He plays on the PP, has decent vision, makes a good first pass even under pressure and uses the boards or glass to get the puck out of his own zone. Jordan steers opponents to the outside, battles with them in front and tries to box them out to avoid second or third chances.

 


ROUND 11 – 2014,  219th Overall

Player Name: Christian Girhiny
Hometown:
Birthdate: 8/21/1998
Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 131
Position: LW
Shoots: Left

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Southern Tier Admirals
27
9
10
19
6
 Notes: Christian is a smart hockey player and is capable of playing in all three zones.  He understands the game, has good anticipation skills and doesn’t back down from any battles regardless of the size of the opponent.  He support the puck, is available often and takes good routes to get to open ice.  He goes to the net, has good vision and gets open teammates the puck.  He is able to finish too and finished the OHL Cup with two of his teams nine goals and assisted on another. 

ROUND 12 – 2014,  239th Overall

Player Name: Holdyn Lansink
Hometown: Clinton, ON
Birthdate: 1/21/1998
Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 172 
Position: LW
Shoots: Left

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Huron Perth Lakers
31
16
13
29
40
Notes: Holdyn had a good season. He played hard every shift of every game and wins battles all over the ice. Holdyn goes to the net with and without the puck.  He has good puck skills, good vision of the ice and makes good quick smart decisions.  Holdyn is a in your face type of player that just drives the other team nuts because of his great work ethic.

 


ROUND 13 – 2014,  259th Overall

Player Name: Bailey Newton
Hometown:
Birthdate: 5/14/1998
Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 152 
Position: D
Shoots: Left

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
Halton Hurricanes
26
1
5
6
20

Notes: A hard guy to play against.  Doesn’t panic under pressure.  Bailey handles the rough well and has good mobility. He’s Hard to knock off the puck and is strong in the corners and in front of the net.  A real hard worker and a real team leader.

 


ROUND 14 – 2014,  179th Overall

Player Name: Colton Point
Hometown: North Bay, ON
Birthdate: 3/14/1998
Height: 6′ 3″

Weight: 231
Position: G
Shoots: Left

Year Team GP GAA
2013-14
North Bay Trappers
15
3.47



Notes: Big body who plays deep in the net, and actually has the athleticism, and mobility to play at that depth. Is able to move across the crease well, and utilize athletic moves such as a collapse.

ROUND 15 – 2014,  299th Overall

Player Name: Noah Tooke
Hometown: London, ON
Birthdate: 12/1/1998
Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 185
Position: D
Shoots: Left
 

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14
London Jr. Knights
32
0
3
3
8

Notes: Defensive defenseman. Strong showing during postseason with Jr. Knights.