MENU
Two Firebirds Listed in Final NHL Draft Rankings

 

Flint’s Will Bitten and Nicholas Caamano are among the 149 CHL players have been listed by NHL Central Scouting in their Final Rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft which takes place June 2425 in Buffalo, New York.

Bitten is ranked #43 among North American skaters. Bitten led the Firebirds this past season with 30 goals and 35 assists, totaling 65 points in 67 games played this season and has earned multi-point nights 16 times. Bitten also competed in 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver, BC on Thursday Jan. 28.

Second year forward, Nicholas Caamano, is listed #69 by NHL Central Scouting in their Final Rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft. Caamano was fourth on the Firebirds with 20 goals and 17 assists for a total of 37 points in 64 games this season.

The 149 players includes 129 skaters of the 210 ranked by NHL Central Scouting in North America while 20 of the 30 goaltenders ranked are also from the CHL.  In total, 62% of all players ranked by NHL Central Scouting are currently competing in the CHL.

21 of the top 30 ranked North American prospects are from the CHL including the top five led by forward Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at number one.  Matthew Tkachuk of the London Knights is listed at number two, then Alexander Nylander of the Mississauga Steelheads slots in at number three.  Two CHL defencemen round out the top five including Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting at number four, and Olli Juolevi of the London Knights at number five.

A total of 149 CHL players appeared in the rankings led bytmailc the OHL’s 67, followed by 54 from the Western Hockey League, and 28 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

OHL North American Skaters:

Rank, Name, Club, League, Birthdate, Height, Weight, Position, Shot

2 TKACHUK, MATTHEW LONDON OHL 11-Dec-1997 6′ 1.5″ 200 lbs * LW L
3 NYLANDER, ALEXANDER MISSISSAUGA OHL 02-Mar-1998 6′ 0.5″ 180 lbs * LW R
4 CHYCHRUN, JAKOB SARNIA OHL 31-Mar-1998 6′ 2.25″ 205 lbs * D L
5 JUOLEVI, OLLI LONDON OHL 05-May-1998 6′ 2.0″ 182 lbs * D L
7 BROWN, LOGAN WINDSOR OHL 05-Mar-1998 6′ 6.0″ 220 lbs * C L
8 SERGACHEV, MIKHAIL WINDSOR OHL 25-Jun-1998 6′ 2.25″ 208 lbs * D L
13 MCLEOD, MICHAEL MISSISSAUGA OHL 03-Feb-1998 6′ 2.25″ 188 lbs * C R
14 JONES, MAX LONDON OHL 17-Feb-1998 6′ 2.5″ 203 lbs * LW L
19 STANLEY, LOGAN WINDSOR OHL 26-May-1998 6′ 7.25″ 225 lbs * D L
21 DEBRINCAT, ALEXANDER ERIE OHL 18-Dec-1997 5′ 7.25″ 163 lbs * RW R
25 KATCHOUK, BORIS SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 18-Jun-1998 6′ 1.25″ 192 lbs * LW L
33 KOPACKA, JACK SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 05-Mar-1998 6′ 2.0″ 185 lbs * LW L
34 KYROU, JORDAN SARNIA OHL 05-May-1998 6′ 0.25″ 175 lbs * C R
35 BASTIAN, NATHAN MISSISSAUGA OHL 06-Dec-1997 6′ 3.5″ 205 lbs * RW R
36 RADDYSH, TAYLOR ERIE OHL 18-Feb-1998 6′ 2.0″ 203 lbs * RW R
37 GETTINGER, TIMOTHY SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 14-Apr-1998 6′ 5.25″ 200 lbs * LW L
39 DINEEN, CAM NORTH BAY OHL 19-Jun-1998 5′ 11.0″ 183 lbs * D L
42 MASCHERIN, ADAM KITCHENER OHL 06-Jun-1998 5′ 9.5″ 206 lbs * LW L
43 BITTEN, WILLIAM FLINT OHL 10-Jul-1998 5′ 9.75″ 167 lbs * C R
52 NIEMELAINEN, MARKUS SAGINAW OHL 08-Jun-1998 6′ 4.5″ 198 lbs * D L
54 SMITH, GIVANI GUELPH OHL 28-Feb-1998 6′ 1.5″ 204 lbs * RW L
58 GLEASON, BENJAMIN HAMILTON OHL 25-Mar-1998 6′ 0.0″ 168 lbs * D L
59 DAY, SEAN MISSISSAUGA OHL 09-Jan-1998 6′ 2.0″ 228 lbs * D L
66 STILLMAN, RILEY OSHAWA OHL 09-Mar-1998 6′ 0.5″ 180 lbs * D L
69 CAAMANO, NICHOLAS FLINT OHL 07-Sep-1998 6′ 0.5″ 188 lbs * RW L
71 MIDDLETON, KEATON SAGINAW OHL 10-Feb-1998 6′ 5.5″ 233 lbs * D L
74 METE, VICTOR LONDON OHL 07-Jun-1998 5′ 9.5″ 174 lbs * D L
75 PU, CLIFF LONDON OHL 03-Jun-1998 6′ 1.5″ 192 lbs * RW R
84 SALINITRI, ANTHONY SARNIA OHL 05-Mar-1998 5′ 10.25″ 168 lbs * C L
85 CANDELLA, COLE HAMILTON OHL 13-Feb-1998 6′ 1.0″ 189 lbs * D L
87 BUNNAMAN, CONNOR KITCHENER OHL 16-Apr-1998 6′ 1.0″ 207 lbs * C L
91 FALKOVSKY, STEPAN OTTAWA OHL 18-Dec-1996 6′ 7.0″ 224 lbs * D L
94 BARRON, TRAVIS OTTAWA OHL 17-Aug-1998 6′ 1.25″ 195 lbs * LW L
95 ANG, JONATHAN PETERBOROUGH OHL 31-Jan-1998 5′ 11.25″ 165 lbs * C R
96 SAMBROOK, JORDAN ERIE OHL 11-Apr-1998 6′ 1.5″ 187 lbs * D R
100 HALL, CONNOR KITCHENER OHL 21-Feb-1998 6′ 2.5″ 190 lbs * D R
101 KACHYNA, ONDREJ HAMILTON OHL 30-Apr-1998 6′ 3.5″ 192 lbs * D L
103 MAKSIMOVICH, KYLE ERIE OHL 10-Mar-1998 5′ 8.5″ 172 lbs * LW L
111 COMMISSO, DOMENIC OSHAWA OHL 19-Feb-1998 5′ 11.0″ 178 lbs * C R
125 VERBEEK, HAYDEN SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 17-Oct-1997 5′ 9.25″ 177 lbs * C L
129 SOKOLOV, DMITRY SUDBURY OHL 14-Apr-1998 5′ 11.25″ 220 lbs * RW L
130 PAQUETTE, CHRISTOPHER NIAGARA OHL 27-Mar-1998 6′ 1.25″ 207 lbs * C R
134 LYSZCZARCZYK, ALAN SUDBURY OHL 17-Feb-1998 5′ 10.25″ 184 lbs * LW L
135 OSMANSKI, AUSTIN MISSISSAUGA OHL 30-Apr-1998 6′ 3.25″ 196 lbs * D L
136 MATTINEN, NICOLAS LONDON OHL 05-Mar-1998 6′ 4.5″ 220 lbs * D R
137 MURRAY, JUSTIN BARRIE OHL 22-Aug-1998 5′ 11.5″ 179 lbs * D L
139 CARROLL, NOAH GUELPH OHL 02-Dec-1997 6′ 1.0″ 178 lbs * D L
148 SAIGEON, BRANDON HAMILTON OHL 14-Jun-1998 6′ 1.0″ 197 lbs * C L
163 MCEWAN, JAMES GUELPH OHL 15-Mar-1997 5′ 11.5″ 190 lbs * C L
167 FELHABER, TYE SAGINAW OHL 05-Aug-1998 5′ 10.75″ 191 lbs * C L
172 SALITURO, DANTE OTTAWA OHL 15-Nov-1996 5′ 8.25″ 178 lbs C R
179 BRAZEAU, JUSTIN NORTH BAY OHL 02-Feb-1998 6′ 4.25″ 192 lbs * RW R
182 CRAWLEY, BRANDON LONDON OHL 02-Feb-1997 6′ 1.5″ 207 lbs * D L
183 LUFF, MATT HAMILTON OHL 05-May-1997 6′ 2.5″ 188 lbs * RW R
186 NOTHER, TYLER WINDSOR OHL 07-Feb-1998 6′ 4.25″ 198 lbs * D R
197 PEZZETTA, MICHAEL SUDBURY OHL 13-Mar-1998 6′ 1.0″ 204 lbs * C L
202 ALLEN, SEAN OSHAWA OHL 21-Apr-1998 6′ 1.75″ 187 lbs * D L
205 MUZITO BAGENDA, DANIEL MISSISSAUGA OHL 16-Jun-1996 6′ 0.0″ 205 lbs * RW L

OHL North American Goaltenders:

Rank, Name, Club, League, Birthdate, Height, Weight, Position, Catches

3 PARSONS, TYLER LONDON OHL 18-Sep-1997 6′ 1.25″ 184 lbs * L
9 RAAYMAKERS, JOSEPH SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 17-Mar-1998 6′ 0.25″ 185 lbs * L
10 WELLS, DYLAN PETERBOROUGH OHL 03-Jan-1998 6′ 1.5″ 185 lbs * L
11 CORMIER, EVAN SAGINAW OHL 06-Nov-1997 6′ 2.75″ 202 lbs * L
15 HELVIG, JEREMY KINGSTON OHL 25-May-1997 6′ 3.25″ 195 lbs * L
19 TIMPANO, TROY SUDBURY OHL 13-Nov-1997 6′ 0.5″ 186 lbs * L
22 DHILLON, STEPHEN NIAGARA OHL 14-Sep-1998 6′ 3.75″ 182 lbs * L
24 OVSJANNIKOV, DAVID BARRIE OHL 16-Feb-1997 6′ 5.75″ 225 lbs * L
27 HICKS, CONNOR HAMILTON OHL 20-Feb-1997 6′ 4.0″ 199 lbs * L

Please visit www.nhl.com to see the full rankings.

More News
2:20
Watch: Firebirds Bring Teddy Bears to Whaley Children's Center
6 hours ago
Preview: Firebirds & Greyhounds Collide in the Soo Wednesday
7 hours ago
Fedor Gordeev & Nikita Alexandrov Met Fans & Signed Autographs at Perani's Hockey World Monday
2 days ago
Video: Firebirds Rally Back for Three Straight Goals to Tie, Fall 5-4 in Owen Sound Saturday
3 days ago
Preview: Firebirds Face-Off in Owen Sound Saturday Night
4 days ago
Video: Firebirds Score Four Goals, Pick Up A Point in Overtime Loss to Kitchener Friday
4 days ago