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The 2018 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore took place this Saturday April 7, 2018 and the Firebirds selected Evan Vierling with the second overall pick.

For 14 straight years beginning in 1999, the player taken second in the OHL draft went on to play in the NHL. Since 2010, four of the last six players selected second-overall in the OHL Draft became first-round draft picks in the NHL.

The OHL conducts the annual Priority Selection process by way of the Internet to allow eligible players and their families, as well as fans across the league to follow the draft in real time online.

The annual Priority Selection featured 300 picks over 15 rounds. For the 11th straight year the OHL Priority Selection Draft Show showcased the first three rounds through a live video stream online including live pick-by-pick results.

North American players that reside in the province of Ontario, the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York and other designated U.S. states east of the Mississippi River born January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2002 were eligible for selection through a 15 round process.

The order of selection was determined by inverse order of finish during the past OHL regular season schedule of games with non-playoff teams selection ahead of playoff teams.

Fans are encouraged to join the conversation on social media throughout the weekend using #OHLDraft.

 

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2018 U-18 Priority Selection (April 11th, 2018)

Rd./Pk. Player Pos. HT WT DOB Team Hometown
1/2 Markus Paterson LW 6.02 182 7/13/2001 Toronto Nationals (GTHL) Toronto, ON
2/22 Russell Oldham LW 6.00 170 1/22/2001 Huron-Perth Lakers (AHPL) St. Thomas, ON

 

2018 U-16 Priority Selection (April 7th, 2018)
Player-by-Player Graphics & Descriptions

Rd./Pk. Player Pos. HT WT DOB Team Hometown
1/2 Evan Vierling F 5.11 145 06/20/2002 York Simcoe Express (ETAHL) Aurora, ON
2/22 Owen Power LD 6.04.5 210 11/22/2002 Mississauga Reps (GTHL) Mississauga, ON
3/48 Michael Bianconi LD 5.11 152 05/19/2002 Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL) Toronto, ON
4/62 Christian Linton G 6.01 198 03/22/2002 Guelph Gryphons (SCTA) Elora, ON
5/82 Ryan Mansfield LW 5.10 197 12/22/2002 Burlington Eagles (SCTA) Burlington, ON
6/102 Tyler Deline LD 5.10 141 09/07/2002 Peterborough Petes (ETAHL) Peterborough, ON
7/122 Jack Harper RD 5.10 158 01/14/2002 Guelph Gryphons (SCTA) Guelph, ON
8/142 Jacob Badal LW 5.11 206 10/05/2001 Detroit Honeybaked (HPHL) Flushing, MI
9/162 Chase Clark G 6.02 194 04/08/2002 Toronto Nationals (GTHL) Williamsville, NY
10/182 Evan Boucher LW 5.11 173 04/03/2002 Rockland Nationals (OEMHL) Ottawa, ON
11/202 Owen Holmes C 5.08 162 04/03/2002 Niagara North Stars (SCTA) Niagara on the Lake, ON
12/222 Brandon Chabrier RD 5.08.75 141 07/19/2002 Long Island Gulls (AYHL) Bayville, NY
13/242 Chris Colavecchia LD 5.11 169 09/25/2002 Don Mills (GTHL) Toronto, ON
14/262 Austin Robinson LW 6.00 172 04/03/2002 Buffalo Jr. Sabres (T1EHL) Buffalo, NY
15/282 Ronan McQueenie LD 6.02 161 07/24/2002 Vaughan Kings (GTHL) North York, ON

 

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2017 U-18 Priority Selection (April 12th, 2017)

Rd./Pk. Player Pos. HT WT DOB Team Hometown
1/9 James White LW 6.04 210 09/25/2000 Central Ontario Wolves Peterborough, ON
2/29 Kaleb Pearson RW 5.10 164 06/15/2000 Huron Perth Lakers St. Marys, ON
3/49 Scott Gaetz D 5.09 170 06/23/1999 Toronto Marlboros Oakville, ON
4/69 Kailem Chappelle G 5.11 173 10/18/2000 Cambridge Hawks Waterloo, ON
5/89 Calder Lund D 5.10 161 01/22/1999 Mississauga Rebels Toronto, ON

2017 U-16 Priority Selection (April 8th, 2017)
Player-by-Player Descriptions

Rd./Pk. Player Pos. HT WT DOB Team Hometown
1/10 Ethan Keppen LW 6.01 197 03/20/2001 Toronto Nationals Whitby, ON
2/23 Marcus Gretz LD 6.03 213 11/22/2001 Detroit Belle Tire 16U Macomb, MI
2/28 Luke Cavallin G 6.00 173 04/29/2001 Kemptville 73’s Greely, ON
3/49 Jeff Burridge RW 6.01 197 01/03/2001 London Jr. Knights London, ON
4/67 Zack Pilon RD 6.03 190 11/28/2000 Athens Aeros Smith Falls, ON
4/73 Tanner McEachern C 5.11 154 01/20/2001 Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Fonthill, ON
4/76 Zach Uens LD 6.00 166 05/13/2001 Quinte Red Devils Belleville, ON
7/128 Kyle Harris C 5.11 153 04/12/2001 Toronto Marlboros East Aurora, NY
7/138 Michael Palandra RD 5.11 170 01/01/2001 Toronto Nationals Markham, ON
8/149 Aidan Pitre G 6.01 201 07/12/2001 Sun County Panthers Belle River, ON
9/169 Joshua Houston C 5.06 144 02/21/2001 Hamilton Jr Bulldogs Carlisle, ON
10/189 Jacob Winterton LW 5.09 144 01/09/2001 Ajax/Pickering Markham, ON
11/209 Grant Fontyn LW 6.01 169 06/20/2001 Toronto Marlboros Oakville, ON
13/249 Matthew Stayshyn RD 6.02 183 04/20/2001 Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Caledonia, ON
14/269 Charlie DaFonseca C 5.08 149 05/19/2001 Markham Waxers Thornhill, ON
15/289 Gage Tremblay C 6.00 181 04/15/2001 Detroit Belle Tire 15U Ottawa, ON

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2016 Priority Selection (April 9th, 2016)
Player-by-Player Graphics & Descriptions

Rd./Pk. Player Pos. HT WT DOB Team Hometown
1/5 Ty Dellandrea C 6.00 167 7/21/2000 Central Ont. Wolves Port Perry, ON
2/22 Hunter Holmes C 6.01 168 1/25/2000 Niagra North Stars St. David’s, ON
2/23 Dennis Busby D 5.10 169 1/6/2000 Barrie Jr. Colts Barrie, ON
2/41 Jack Wismer RW 6.01 186 2/24/2000 Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Stoney Creek, ON
3/48 Ryan Littlejohn LW 6.02 188 2/11/2000 Mississauga Rebels New Market, ON
6/104 Braydon Leeking C 6.03 185 2/28/2000 Central Ont. Wolves Kirkfield, ON
7/124 Joel Farabee LW 5.10 147 2/25/2000 South Kent Selects Cicero, NY
8/144 Alex Jerome D 6.00 170 1/4/2000 Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Stoney Creek, ON
9/164 Eric Uba C 5.10 183 12/17/2000 Kitchener Jr. Rangers Kitchener, ON
10/184 Curtis Hall C 6.00 178 4/26/2000 Cleveland Barons Chagrin Falls, OH
13/244 Owen Smith RW 6.00 157 12/25/2000 Central Ont. Wolves Minden, ON
14/264 Jack Babbage D 5.11 169 8/30/2000 Don Mills Flyers Tully, NY
15/284 Ty Glover C 5.07 141 10/1/2000 Elgin-Middlesex London, ON
15/300 Evan Morrison G 5.08 128 3/24/2000 Quinte Stirling, ON

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2015 Priority Selection (April 11th, 2015)

Rd./Pk. Player Pos. HT WT DOB Team Hometown
1/3 Ryan McLeod C 6.01.5 173 9/21/99 Toronto Marlboro Mississauga, Ont.
4/64 Samuel Duchesne LD 6.01.75 165 5/29/99 Toronto Marlboro Brampton, Ont.
4/74 Kyle Keyser G 6.00 168 3/8/99 Detroit Victory Honda Cape Coral, Fla.
5/84 Evan Barratt C 5.11 170 2/18/99 Team Comcast Bristol, Penn.
7/124 Håkon Nilsen RD 6.01 190 2/4/98 Detroit Little Caesars New Baltimore, Mich.
7/133 Jack Phibbs LW 5.11.5 165 3/5/99 Southern Tier Admirals Cayuga, Ont.
8/144 Wyatt Bongiovanni C 5.11 170 7/24/99 Detroit Honeybaked Birmingham, Mich.
9/164 Kyle Waters RW 6.03 179 3/27/99 Halton Hills Hurricanes Orangeville, Ont.
10/204 Andy Nedeljkovic RW 5.10 188 1/18/99 Detroit Victory Honda Canton, Mich.
11/204 Matt Hohl RD 6.01 165 7/26/99 St. Louis Blues Fenton, Mo.
12/224 Drayton Duckett LW 5.11 185 5/2/99 Waterloo Wolves Waterloo, Ont.
12/233 Lanny Korbee G 6.00 188 5/14/99 Toronto Jr. Canadiens Toronto, Ont.
13/244 Josh Rettinger LD 5.10 155 6/3/99 Mississauga Rebels Oakville, Ont.
14/264 Liam Walsh LW 5.10.25 164 7/14/99 Detroit Victory Honda Bridgeville, Penn.
15/284 DeVon Fields RD 5.10.75 194 10/25/99 Detroit Little Caesars Detroit, Mich.


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2014 Priority Selection 

Rd./Pk. Player Pos. HT WT DOB Team Hometown
1st / 7th William Bitten C 5.09.25 146 7/10/98 Ottawa 67’s Gloucester, Ont.
2nd / 27th Nicholas Caamano RW 5.11.5 165 9/7/98 Hamilton Bulldogs Ancaster, Ont.
5th / 87th James Greenway LD 6.04.25 195 4/27/98 Shattuck St. Mary’s Potsdam, NY
5th / 99th Jacob Collins LW 6.00.5 173 4/29/98 Ottawa Valley Renfrew, Ont.
6th / 107th Rylee St. Onge LW 5.09 155 4/22/98 Niagara North St. Catharines, Ont.
7th / 127th Tyler Johnson G 6.01.75 174 2/7/98 Cyclones Amherst, NY
8th / 147th Alex Semandel LD 6.03 185 5/23/98 Chicago Mission Waunakee, Wisc.
9th / 167th Dane Johnstone C 5.09.75 174 3/4/98 Elgine-Middlesex St. Thomas, Ont.
10th / 187th Brett Callahan RD 5.09 145 10/16/98 Chicago Mission
11th / 207th Noah Lalonde C 5.08.5 172 3/22/98 Detroit Honeybaked Macomb, Mich.
12th / 227th Vasili Kolias LD 5.09 145 2/8/97 Chicago Mission Schaumburg, Ill.
13th / 247th Brendane Devane LD 6.03 187 1/29/98 Toronto Red Wings Mississauga, Ont.
14th / 267th Will Hunter RW 5.11.75 185 9/12/98 Toronto Marlboro Toronto, Ont.
15th / 287th Carleton Boothe G 5.08.5 146 8/5/98 Toronto Red Wings North York, Ont.


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2013 Priority Selection

Rd./Pk. Player Pos. HT WT DOB Team Hometown
1st / 16th Jordan Greenway LW 6.05 205 2/16/97 Shattuck St. Mary’s Potsdam, NY
3rd / 57th Cullen Mercer C 5.11 168 5/2/97 Huron Exeter, Ont.
4th / 73rd Bryce Yetman RW 6.00.75 147 2/21/97 Whitby Whitby, Ont.
4th / 76th Zach Bowman G 5.10.5 147 7/31/97 Niagara North Niagara Falls, Ont.
5th / 87th Laine McKay C 6.00.25 175 1/4/97 TB Kings Thunder Bay, Ont.
5th / 93rd Alex King C 6.00 163 7/18/97 Detroit Compuware Taylor, Mich.
6th / 114th Liam Dunda LW 6.03.25 215 9/15/97 Don Mills Grimsby, Ont.
7th / 136th Alex Di Carlo LD 6.02 189 3/25/97 Vaughan Woodbridge, Ont.
8th / 156th Dakota Joshua C 6.00 162 5/15/96 Detroit Honeybaked Dearborn, Mich.
9th / 174th Alex Morin LD 5.09.75 177 12/5/97 SSM Thunder Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
9th / 176th Jack Roslovic C 6.00 185 1/29/97 Blue Jackets Columbus, Ohio
10th / 196th Aaron O’Neill C 5.10.5 167 5/5/97 TPH Thunder Franklin, Tenn.
12th / 236th Tyler Sensky LD 5.11 172 2/27/97 Detroit Compuware Canton, Mich.
13th / 248th Keegan Ward F 6.02 169 1/9/97 West Michigan Galesburg, Mich.
13th / 256th Adam Parsells RD 6.04 175 1/3/97 Wausau Wausau, Wisc.
14th / 276th Grant Jozefek RW 5.09 165 10/25/97 Avalanche Chester, NJ
15th / 296th JC Thivierge RD 6.01 164 7/25/97 Hamilton Bulldogs Welland, Ont.