Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that 35 OHL players were selected in the seven rounds of the 2022 NHL Draft held at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Kingston Frontenacs centreman Shane Wright led the way, being selected fourth overall by the Seattle Kraken in Thursday’s first round. Saginaw Spirit blueliner Pavel Mintyukov followed, hearing his name called by the Anaheim Ducks at 10th overall.
Friday morning’s second round saw a total of eight OHL players chosen, with Mississauga Steelheads forwards Owen Beck (33rd overall, Montreal) and Luca Del Bel Belluz (44th overall, Columbus) both selected. Paul Ludwinski (39th overall, Chicago) and Matyas Sapovaliv (48th overall, Vegas) also heard their names called, giving both Kingston and Saginaw two players chosen inside the draft’s top-50 selections.
A total of 82 CHL players were selected including 35 from the Ontario Hockey League, 28 from the Western Hockey League and 19 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
By position, a total of 23 OHL forwards were selected, as well as 11 defencemen and one goaltender. Among the OHL’s drafted players, 23 are selections born in 2004, five are late 2003-born picks (Mintyukov, Del Bel Belluz, Kyrou, Zhilkin, Arnsby), six are 2003 or late 2002 birth years in their second year of eligibility (Lombardi, White, Robertson, Maggio, Jackson, Lawrence) and one other is born in 2001 (Edmonds).
16 of the OHL’s 20 member clubs had a player selected in 2022 led by the North Bay Battalion with five, the franchise’s most since moving to North Bay, just one shy of their all-time franchise mark of six in 2000. The Guelph Storm trailed with four players chosen while the Kingston Frontenacs, London Knights and Owen Sound Attack each produced three. The London Knights maintained their record streak of players chosen annually since 1969 while the Ottawa 67’s extended their streak to 20 years, the Soo Greyhounds pushed theirs to 16 and the Saginaw Spirit extended their run to 15 consecutive years.
21 of the NHL’s 32 teams added at least one OHL player with the Seattle Kraken leading the way with five selected. The Montreal Canadiens trailed with three.
Following the 2022 NHL Draft, a total of 2,475 OHL players have been selected since 1969, representing approximately 20% of all players chosen.
OHL Players Selected in the 2022 NHL Draft:
First Round (2 OHL Players):
4. Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs) – Seattle Kraken
10. Pavel Mintyukov (Saginaw Spirit) – Anaheim Ducks
Second Round (8 OHL Players):
33. Owen Beck (Mississauga Steelheads) – Montreal Canadiens
39. Paul Ludwinski (Kingston Frontenacs) – Chicago Blackhawks
44. Luca Del Bel Belluz (Mississauga Steelheads) – Columbus Blue Jackets
47. Hunter Haight (Barrie Colts) – Minnesota Wild
48. Matyas Sapovaliv (Saginaw Spirit) – Vegas Golden Knights
50. Christian Kyrou (Erie Otters) – Dallas Stars
54. Matthew Poitras (Guelph Storm) – Boston Bruins
61. David Goyette (Sudbury Wolves) – Seattle Kraken
Third Round (7 OHL Players):
66. Gavin Hayes (Flint Firebirds) – Chicago Blackhawks
68. Ty Nelson (North Bay Battalion) – Seattle Kraken
75. Vinzenz Rohrer (Ottawa 67’s) – Montreal Canadiens
77. Danny Zhilkin (Guelph Storm) – Winnipeg Jets
86. Lucas Edmonds (Kingston Frontenacs) – Tampa Bay Lightning
88. Michael Buchinger (Guelph Storm) – St. Louis Blues
97. Bryce McConnell-Barker (Soo Greyhounds) – New York Rangers
Fourth Round (5 OHL Players):
98. Isaiah George (London Knights) – New York Islanders
113. Amadeus Lombardi (Flint Firebirds) – Detroit Red Wings
115. Gavin White (Hamilton Bulldogs) – Dallas Stars
123. Tucker Robertson (Peterborough Petes) – Seattle Kraken
127. Cedrick Guindon (Owen Sound Attack) – Montreal Canadiens
Fifth Round (4 OHL Players):
136. Jorian Donovan (Hamilton Bulldogs) – Ottawa Senators
137. Tnias Mathurin (North Bay Battalion) – Detroit Red Wings
142. Matthew Maggio (Windsor Spitfires) – New York Islanders
149. Jake Karabela (Guelph Storm) – Washington Capitals
Sixth Round (3 OHL Players):
167. Nolan Collins (Sudbury Wolves) – Pittsburgh Penguins
184. Landon Sim (London Knights) – St. Louis Blues
185. Servac Petrovsky (Owen Sound Attack) – Minnesota Wild
Seventh Round (6 OHL Players):
196. Kyle Jackson (North Bay Battalion) – Seattle Kraken
200. Jackson Edward (London Knights) – Boston Bruins
207. Dominic DiVincentiis (North Bay Battalion) – Winnipeg Jets
208. Kirill Kudryavtsev (Soo Greyhounds) – Vancouver Canucks
214. Liam Arnsby (North Bay Battalion) – Florida Panthers
215. Kaleb Lawrence (Owen Sound Attack) – Los Angeles Kings