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Otters Add 16 Prospects at 2019 OHL Priority Selection

Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Otters added 16 to their list of prospective players with their choices at the 2019 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection, including eight forwards, six defensemen, and two goaltenders.

 

For the first time in team history Erie selected third overall where the team drafted Hockey Eastern Ontario’s Top Rookie Connor Lockhart, who tied for the HEO scoring title with 79 points. With their first second-round pick in five priority selections (2014) the team added Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 16U center Colby Saganiuk, the grandson of former Toronto Maple Leaf and Pittsburgh Penguin Rocky Saganiuk.

 

The Erie Otters 2019 OHL Priority Selection class is as follows:

 

  • Round 1 – 3rd Overall – Connor Lockhart C         5’7”
  • Round 2 – 37th Overall – Colby Saganiuk C         5’5”
  • Round 4 – 65th Overall – Brett Bressette C         5’6”
  • Round 5 – 84th Overall – Christian Kyrou D         5’8”
  • Round 5 – 86th Overall – Wil Murphy D         5’11”
  • Round 7 – 126th Overall – Benjamin White C         5’10”
  • Round 8 – 146th Overall – Forbes Andersen G 6’2”
  • Round 9 – 173rd Overall – Thomas Lonsdale D         5’11”
  • Round 10 – 186th Overall – Vincent Salice C         5’4”
  • Round 10 – 190th Overall – Benjamin West G 6’1”
  • Round 11 – 206th Overall – Owain Johnston D 5’11”
  • Round 12 – 226th Overall – Cole Melady C         5’9”
  • Round 13 – 246th Overall – Ryan Forberg C         5’10”
  • Round 13 – 263rd Overall – Ethan Schoonderbeek D         5’9”
  • Round 14 – 266th Overall – Frank Tafelski RW      5’11”
  • Round 15 – 286th Overall – Joshua Reilly D         5’11”

Detailed accounts and player profiles can be found at the Erie Otters 2019 Draft Hub by visiting ottershockey.com.

The Erie Otters 2019 OHL Priority Selection class, as well as previous draft classes, will attend orientation camp this spring. Details, including roster, dates, and ice times, will be released in the near future.

 

Season memberships for the 2019-20 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Erie Otters front office located at 201 E. 8th Street in Erie, or by calling 814-455-7779. Take advantage of advanced ticket pricing through May 31st when you make a deposit on your ticket package. For the latest Otters news, visit www.ottershockey.com, or follow the team on Facebook (www.facebook.com/erieottershockey), Twitter (@ErieOtters) and Instagram (@ErieOtters).

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