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OHL Fan Guide to the 2022 NHL Draft

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The National Hockey League heads to the draft table this week for the 2022 NHL Draft to be held live at the Bell Centre in Montreal. First round proceedings get underway on Thursday at 7:00pm from the Bell Centre before rounds 2-7 begin Friday at 11:00am. All seven rounds of the Draft will be televised in Canada on Sportsnet (English) and TVA Sports (French). In the United States, Thursday’s first round will be carried on ESPN before rounds 2-7 are televised on NHL Network.

The OHL will provide complete coverage of players being selected this weekend, and fans can track the League’s top prospects as they take the next step in their development toward fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Here’s a breakdown of all 20 OHL clubs featuring draft history, milestone years, top picks, and players to watch from NHL Central Scouting’s final draft rankings.

*indicates European ranking of player chosen in 2022 CHL Import Draft
^indicates European ranking of Special Import List player chosen in 2021 CHL Import Draft

Barrie Colts:
All-time players selected: 47 (since 1996)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (1999)
Top Selection: Aaron Ekblad (1st, 2014)
2022 Rankings: Hunter Haight (44), Beau Jelsma (88)

Erie Otters:
All-time players selected: 42 (since 1997)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2007)
Top Selection: Connor McDavid (1st, 2015)
2022 Rankings: Christian Kyrou (48), Spencer Sova (80), Nolan Lalonde (14 G), Juraj Slafkovsky (1)^

Flint Firebirds:
All-time players selected: 9 (since 2016)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 2 (2016, 2018 & 2019)
Top Selection: Ty Dellandrea (13th, 2018)
2022 Rankings: Gavin Hayes (51), Amadeus Lombardi (94)

Guelph Storm:
All-time players selected: 75 (since 1992)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 7 (1994)
Top Selection: Drew Doughty (2nd, 2008)
2022 Rankings: Michael Buchinger (30), Danny Zhilkin (35), Matthew Poitras (45), Jake Karabela (62), Braeden Bowman (194), Jacob Oster (18 G)

Hamilton Bulldogs:
All-time players selected: 9 (since 2016)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 4 (2017)
Top Selection: Arthur Kaliyev (33rd, 2019)
2022 Rankings: Jorian Donovan (81), Marco Costantini (29 G), Alex Sotek (45)*

Kingston Frontenacs:
All-time players selected: 117 (since 1974)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (1993)
Top Selection: Erik Gudbranson (3rd, 2009), Chris Gratton (3rd, 1993)
2022 Rankings: Shane Wright (1), Paul Ludwinski (49), Lucas Edmonds (104), Ivan Zhigalov (2 G), Linus Hemstrom (119)*

Kitchener Rangers:
All-time players selected: 165 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (1998)
Top Selection: Gabriel Landeskog (2nd, 2011), Brian Bellows (2nd, 1982)
2022 Rankings: Mattias Havelid (19)*, Tomas Hamara (21)*, Filip Mesar (20)^

London Knights:
All-time players selected: 188 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 8 (1998)
Top Selection: John Tavares (1st, 2009), Patrick Kane (1st, 2007), Rick Nash (1st, 2002), Rick Green (1st, 1976)
2022 Rankings: Isaiah George (53), Jackson Edward (123), Ruslan Gazizov (149), Landon Sim (215), Kirill Steklov (221), Brett Brochu (31 G)

Mississauga Steelheads:
All-time players selected: 15 (since 2013)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2016)
Top Selection: Alexander Nylander (8th, 2016)
2022 Rankings: Zakary Lavoie (134), James Hardie (148), Kai Schwindt (196), Kasper Larsen (220)

Niagara IceDogs:
All-time players selected: 20 (since 2008)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 4 (2014)
Top Selection: Alex Pietrangelo (4th, 2008)
2022 Rankings: Pano Fimis (75), Rodwin Dionicio (118), Aidan Castle (151), Brice Cooke (183), Josh Rosenzweig (22 G)

North Bay Battalion:
All-time players selected: 46 (since 1998)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (1999)
Top Selection: Matt Duchene (2nd, 2009)
2022 Rankings: Ty Nelson (32), Liam Arnsby (115), Tnias Mathurin (126), Kyle Jackson (158), Dom DiVincentiis (24 G)

Oshawa Generals:
All-time players selected: 177 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 10 (1995)
Top Selection: Eric Lindros (1st, 1991)
2022 Rankings: Patrick Leaver (16 G)

Ottawa 67’s:
All-time players selected: 161 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (1999 & 1992)
Top Selection: Bobby Smith (1st, 1978), Denis Potvin (1st, 1973)
2022 Rankings: Vinzenz Rohrer (42), Brady Stonehouse (152), Marco Kasper (5)*

Owen Sound Attack:
All-time players selected: 59 (since 1990)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (2017)
Top Selection: Bobby Ryan (2nd, 2005)
2022 Rankings: Servac Petrovsky (58), Cedrick Guindon (59), Gavin Bryant (179)

Peterborough Petes:
All-time players selected: 186 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2004, 2003, 1997, 1995)
Top Selection: Jordan Staal (2nd, 2006), Eric Staal (2nd, 2003), Chris Pronger (2nd, 1993)
2022 Rankings: Samuel Mayer (139), Tucker Robertson (162), Sam Alfano (207)

Saginaw Spirit:
All-time players selected: 40 (since 2003)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 4 (2011)
Top Selection: Cole Perfetti (10th, 2020)
2022 Rankings: Pavel Mintyukov (6), Matyas Sapovaliv (23), Roberto Mancini (222), Andrew Oke (9 G), Petr Hauser (100)*

Sarnia Sting:
All-time players selected: 53 (since 1995)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 7 (1996)
Top Selection: Nail Yakupov (1st, 2012), Steven Stamkos (1st, 2008)
2022 Rankings: Max Namestnikov (211), Sandis Vilmanis (39)*

Soo Greyhounds:
All-time players selected: 143 (since 1973)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 7 (1992)
Top Selection: Joe Thornton (1st, 1997)
2022 Rankings: Bryce McConnell-Barker (34), Kirill Kudryavtsev (108), Caeden Carlisle (223), Charlie Schenkel (17 G), Julian Lutz (30)^

Sudbury Wolves:
All-time players selected: 127 (since 1973)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 10 (1993)
Top Selection: Quinton Byfield (2nd, 2020)
2022 Rankings: David Goyette (13), Evan Konyen (85), Kocha Delic (122), Nolan Collins (153), Kasper Kulonummi (29)^

Windsor Spitfires:
All-time players selected: 112 (since 1976)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2009 & 1997)
Top Selection: Taylor Hall (1st, 2010), Ed Jovanovski (1st, 1994)
2022 Rankings: Matthew Maggio (103), Tomas Hebek (113)*

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