2021 U-18 Priority Selection


The fifth annual OHL Under-18 Priority Selection is set to begin at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 where no fewer than 40 players born in 2003 and 2004 will be chosen from Midget AAA programs across North America.

The selections can be followed on the OHL’s YouTube Channel, with live results below, or at

Current Players on the Otters Rosters from the Under-18 Priority Selection:

Daniel D’Amato (2018, Round 1, 4th Overall)

D'Amato (2)


RD OV Team Player Name Pos Height Weight DOB Last Team Source
1 16 Erie Piccininno, Anthony LW 5.07 144 04/01/2004 Don Mills Flyers U18 AAA GTHL
2 25 Erie Armstrong, MacGregor LD 6.03 185 02/04/2003 Niagara North Stars U18 AAA OMHA – SCTA

The Under-18 Priority Selection Process is capped at two rounds with each OHL Member Team required to select two players.

Selection Procedure:

Given the cancellation of the 2020-21 OHL season, the order of Selection for the 2021 OHL Under-18 Priority Selection was determined through a lottery system by way of a computerized random number generator with results announced on May 6.

The London Knights will select first overall followed by the Saginaw Spirit, Soo Greyhounds, Guelph Storm and Flint Firebirds rounding out the top five selections.

Goaltender Policy:

Should a Member Team select a goalie with one of their two selections, the Club has the option to select another player (skater only).  There will be an additional round added to the Under-18 Priority Selection to facilitate the drafting of the additional skater utilizing the same selection order and process.

General Rules of Selection:

OHL Member Teams may utilize a maximum of five minutes to select a player through the duration of the Under-18 Priority Selection.

Each OHL Member Team will have the opportunity for one two minute timeout during the Under-18 Priority Selection.


Round 1 - 16th Overall

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Scouting Notes:  

Anthony is a persistent player who has a great work ethic and can agitate opponents.  When you blend this with his offensive skill set, speed, determination, and hard work, Anthony is someone we are excited to add to our organization.


Round 2 - 25th Overall


Scouting Notes:  

MacGregor is a solid stay-at-home defender who makes an excellent first pass.  His size gives him many attributes and a significant advantage while defending and denying opponents.  MacGregor does have the ability to contribute offensively and bolsters that with a big heavy shot.