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2021 OHL PRIORITY SELECTION – OTTERS ADD MORE PICKS, INCLUDING 39th OVERALL, IN TWO TRADES

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Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown announced today that the team has acquired three additional draft picks, including the 39th overall selection in this weekend’s OHL Priority Selection in two separate trades completed earlier today with the London Knights and Mississauga Steelheads.

The Otters acquired the 39th overall selection in the 2021 Priority Selection in a trade with the Mississauga Steelheads along with Mississauga’s 7th Round Pick in 2021 in exchange for Kitchener’s 2nd Round Pick in 2022 and Erie’s 6th Round Pick in 2021.  The Otters now hold the 10th, 21st, and 39th selections on Night One of the Priority Selection.

The second trade with the London Knights saw the two teams exchanging 15th Round selections.  The Otters receive a 15th Round pick in the 2021 Priority Selection, 289th overall, in exchange for Erie’s 15th Round Selection in 2024.  The Otters originally held the 289th selection but had traded it to the Knights in April 2020 ahead of the 2020 Priority Selection.

The trade gives the Otters 13 picks in the two-day annual Priority Selection.

  • Erie 1st Round Pick (10th overall)
  • Sault Ste. Marie’s 2nd Round Pick, 21st overall
  • Sudbury’s 2nd Round Selection (From Mississauga), 39th overall
  • Erie’s
    • 7th Round, 129th overall
    • 8th Round, 150th overall
    • 9thRound, 169th overall
    • 11th Round, 209th overall
    • 12th Round, 230th overall
    • 13th Round, 249th overall
    • 14th Round, 270th overall
    • 15th Round, 289th overall (From London)
  • London’s 6th Round Pick, 103rd overall
  • Mississauga’s 7th Round Pick, 128th overall
  • London’s 8th Round Pick, 143rd overall
  • Sarnia’s 13th Round, 252nd overall

For the first time since the implementation of the annual Priority Selection online in 2001, the event will be held over the course of two days, with Rounds 1-3 being held on Friday, June 4 beginning at 7:00 PM.  Rounds 4-15 will take place on Saturday, June 5 beginning at 9:00 AM.

For further information on the Erie Otters and for media inquiries, please contact Jaime Cieszynski at Jaime@ottershockey.com.

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