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2019 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore

The future of the Erie Otters begins with the 2019 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore, which begins at 9 AM on Saturday, April 6th.

Erie selects 3rd overall in the first round. The rest of their 15 picks are as follows:

  • 2nd round 37th overall
  • 4th round 65th overall
  • 5th round 84th overall
  • 5th round 86th overall
  • 7th round 126th overall
  • 8th round 146th overall
  • 9th round 173rd overall
  • 10th round 186th overall
  • 10th round 190th overall
  • 11th round 206th overall
  • 12th round 226th overall
  • 13th round 246th overall
  • 13th round 263rd overall
  • 14th round 266th overall
  • 15th round 286th overall

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

Follow the Otters on Twitter at @ErieOtters and use the hashtag #OttersDraft to join in on the conversation. Follow the OHL for league wide draft information with the hashtag #OHLDraft

Be sure to visit the OHL prospective player page here, for all the Ontario Hockey League offers to its welcomed players.

Round 1 - 3rd Overall

Player Name:  Connor Lockhart

Hometown: Kanata, ON

Birth date:  Jan. 21, 2003

Height: 5’7″

Weight: 161

Position: C

Shoots: R

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Kanata Lasers 41 30 49 79 45

Notes: Connor is a dangerous threat every time he is on the ice because of his speed, skill and tenacity on the ice. He is always moving his feet and his skill set allows him to create chances for himself and his teammates. He has a good, accurate shot that he gets off in mid-stride which catches goalies off guard. Connor competes and back-checks as hard as anyone and doesn’t shy away from bigger players at all. He will be a dangerous player at the next level.

Round 2 - 37th Overall

Player Name:  Colby Saganiuk

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Birth date: Feb. 5, 2003

Height: 5’5″

Weight: 151

Position: C

Shoots: R

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U16 37 10 29 39 6

Notes: Colby has a low centre of gravity which allows him to generate so much power in his stride. He is very elusive in his skating and his turns. Skill-wise, Colby is in a class of his own. He beats defenders in numerous way. He is electric one-onone, has exceptional vision and possesses an extremely accurate shot with pace. Colby is always looking to make his teammates better. He has discipline in all three zones and understands what side of the puck he needs to be on.

Round 4 - 65th Overall

Player Name:  Brett Bressette

Hometown: Midland, ON

Birth date: July 4, 2003

Height: 5’6″

Weight: 149

Position: C

Shoots: L

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  North Central Predators 10 6 4 10 2

Notes:  Highly skilled, creative offensively, intelligent player. Impact forward each night.  Missed majority of season due to injury.

Round 5 - 84th Overall

Player Name:  Christian Kyrou

Hometown: Komoka, ON

Birth date:  Sep. 16, 2003

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 150

Position: D

Shoots: R

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs 32 5 17 22 20

Notes: Quick decision maker, offensive upside on the blue line. Younger brother of Jordan Kyrou of the St. Louis Blues

Round 5 - 86th Overall

Player Name:  Wil Murphy

Hometown: Gananoque, ON

Birth date: Mar. 3, 2003

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 181

Position: D

Shoots: L

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Kingston Frontenacs 36 12 26 38 38

Notes: Smart player who makes good decisions with the puck and shows a willingness to join the rush and drive the net on occasion.

Round 7 - 126th Overall

Player Name:  Benjamin White

Hometown: Napanee, ON

Birth date: Dec. 14, 2003

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 159

Position: C

Shoots: L

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Quinte Red Devils 36 11 19 30 38

Notes: Fearless, plays game at optimum speed. Strong work ethic. Delivers every game.

Round 8 - 146th Overall

Player Name: Forbes Andersen

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Birth date: Oct 10, 2003

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 174

Position: G

Catches: L

Year Team GP GAA SV% W L
2018-19  Toronto Nationals

Notes:  Big goaltender, a calming presence in the net. Tracks pucks well.

Round 9 - 173rd Overall

Player Name: Thomas Lonsdale 

Hometown: Woodbridge, ON

Birth date: Mar. 29, 2003

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 181

Position: D

Shoots: R

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Toronto Marboros 26 2 5 7 16

Notes:  Mobile, physical. Good puck mover with a hard shot.

Round 10 - 186th Overall

Player Name:  Vincent Salice

Hometown:  Commerce Township, MI

Birth date: Feb. 28, 2003

Height: 5’3″

Weight: 134

Position: F

Shoots: L

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Oakland Grizzlies 48 16 19 35

Notes: Highly skilled forward, top end speed, good hands distributes the puck well.

Round 10 - 190th Overall

Player Name:  Benjamin West

Hometown:

Birth date: April 4, 2003

Height: 6’1″

Weight:  140

Position: G

Catches: L

Year Team GP GAA SV% W L
2018-19

Notes: Big, athletic goaltender. Good skater with excellent lateral movement.

Round 11 - 206th Overall

Player Name:  Owain Johnston

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Birth date: Oct. 19, 2003

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 154

Position: D

Shoots: R

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Mississauga Rebels 0 9 9

Notes: 

Round 12 - 226th Overall

Player Name:  Cole Melady

Hometown: Mitchell, ON

Birth date: July 14, 2003

Height: 5’9″

Weight: 165

Position: C

Shoots: L

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Huron-Perth Lakers 33 15 20 35 50

Notes: 

Round 13 - 246th Overall

Player Name:  Ryan Forberg

Hometown: Thornhill, ON

Birth date: Feb. 11, 2003

Height: 5’10”

Weight:  178

Position: C

Shoots: R

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Don Mills Flyers 8 9 17

Notes: 

Round 13 - 263rd Overall

Player Name:  Ethan Schoonderbeek

Hometown: Enniskillen, ON

Birth date: March 6, 2003

Height: 5’9″

Weight: 161

Position: D

Shoots: L

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Clarington Toros  36 3 5 8 20

Notes: Good two way defender, puck mover, tough, good stick and opportunistic

Round 14 - 266th Overall

Player Name: Frank Tafalski

Hometown: Troy, MI

Birth date: January 28, 2003

Height:  5’11”

Weight: 175

Position: RW

Shoots: R

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Det. Honeybaked 62 22 27 49

Notes: High energy, strong winger. Uses body well, digs pucks and creates for others

Round 15 - 286th Overall

Player Name:  Joshua Reilly

Hometown: Niagara Falls, ON

Birth date: Jan. 5, 2003

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 182

Position: D

Shoots: R

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19  Southern Tier Admirals 32 7 8 15 52

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