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61 OHL Players Included on Final 2021 NHL Central Scouting Draft Rankings

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Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is pleased to recognize 61 players included on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft to be held on July 23-24.

A total of 55 players on Central Scouting’s North American rankings in addition to six from the International list combine to include 37 forwards, 19 defencemen and five goaltenders, all of whom have played at least one game in the Ontario Hockey League. An additional 13 players who had committed for the 2020-21 season, but who have yet to play in an OHL game were also listed.

Peterborough Petes centre and recent IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship gold medalist Mason McTavish comes in as the second-ranked North American skater on the list. The 18-year-old from Carp, Ont. scored 29 goals and added 13 assists, finishing with 42 points in 57 games as a rookie with the Petes in 2019-20. McTavish wore an ‘A’ for Canada at the U18 Worlds, finishing with 11 points (5-6–11) over seven games.

“McTavish is that coveted skilled power centre who is capable of making a difference in any situation,” said NHL Central Scouting Director Dan Marr. “He’s big and plays a smart, competitive game. McTavish has deceptive speed and quickness. He utilizes his size to effectively protect pucks while driving to the net and can still make plays while being checked.”

Barrie Colts defenceman Brandt Clarke and Flint Firebirds forward Brennan Othmann, both members of the 2019 OHL Cup champion Don Mills Flyers, gave the OHL three players in the top-10, coming in at seventh and eighth respectively.

In goal, Canadian National Under-18 Team netminder Benjamin Gaudreau is North America’s second-ranked goaltender. The Sarnia Sting product from Corbeil, Ont. is followed at third on the list by late 2002-born Saginaw Spirit goaltender Tristan Lennox.

Guelph Storm defenceman Daniil Chayka, who hoisted the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 2019, ranks fifth on Central Scouting’s list of International skaters. The Russian blueliner led Storm defencemen with 34 points (11-23–34) in 56 games during the 2019-20 season.

The London Knights lead the League with seven players who have appeared in an OHL contest included on the rankings followed by the Barrie Colts, Kitchener Rangers, Ottawa 67’s, Peterborough Petes, Sarnia Sting, Soo Greyhounds and Windsor Spitfires all tied with four.

A total of 31 OHL players were taken in the 2020 NHL Draft including five chosen within the top-10 selections. Los Angeles Kings second overall choice Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves) and Anaheim Ducks sixth pick Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters) both made their NHL debuts this past season.

OHL Players Included on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings

*-player committed to OHL club but has yet to appear in a game, not included in overall total

North American Skaters:

RANK PLAYER TEAM POS. HT WT
2 McTavish, Mason Peterborough Petes C 6.01 207
7 Clarke, Brandt Barrie Colts D 6.02 185
8 Othmann, Brennan Flint Firebirds LW 6.00 175
15 Pinelli, Francesco Kitchener Rangers C 6.00 185
16 Johnston, Wyatt Windsor Spitfires C 6.01 178
23 Mailloux, Logan London Knights D 6.03 212
33 Winterton, Ryan Hamilton Bulldogs C 6.02 175
35 Stillman, Chase Sudbury Wolves RW 6.01 180
50 Harrison, Brett Oshawa Generals C 6.02 188
57 Del Mastro, Ethan Mississauga Steelheads D 6.04 210
70 Holmes, Jacob Soo Greyhounds D 6.01 205
74 Roger, Ben London Knights D 6.04 200
79 Matier, Jack Ottawa 67’s D 6.04 200
82 Beck, Jack Ottawa 67’s RW 5.11 162
83 Goure, Deni Owen Sound Attack C 5.10 182
85 DeGrazia, Nick Sudbury Wolves LW 6.00 180
89 Mast, Ryan Sarnia Sting D 6.04 210
99 Guryev, Artem Peterborough Petes D 6.04 225
103 Kressler, Braeden Flint Firebirds C 5.09 165
104 Lockhart, Connor Erie Otters RW 5.09 165
107 Voit, Ty Sarnia Sting LW 5.09 160
113 Bloom, Josh Saginaw Spirit LW 6.02 182
114 McCue, Max London Knights C 6.01 175
120 Frasca, Jacob Barrie Colts C 6.04 215
122 Arcuri, Francesco Kingston Frontenacs C 6.02 193
127 Hayes, Avery Hamilton Bulldogs RW 5.10 175
129 Motew, Simon Kitchener Rangers D 6.00 185
131 Enright, Isaac Niagara IceDogs D 6.00 190
135 Zito, Pasquale Windsor Spitfires LW 6.00 175
138 Burroughs, Ethan Owen Sound Attack RW 5.10 183
143 Sirizzotti, Brendan Ottawa 67’s RW 6.00 180
146 Montgomery, Bryce London Knights D 6.04 220
148 Punnett, Connor Barrie Colts D 6.01 202
153 Sherk, Lawson Hamilton Bulldogs C 6.02 200
154 Hardie, James Mississauga Steelheads LW 6.00 180
156 Calisti, Robert Soo Greyhounds D 5.10 190
158 Jackson, Kyle North Bay Battalion LW 6.02 187
159 Cardwell, Ethan Barrie Colts RW 5.11 193
163 Gill-Shane, Ranvir Ottawa 67’s D 6.02 185
169 Romeo, Chandler* Hamilton Bulldogs D 6.05 205
171 Michaud, Daniel Oshawa Generals C 6.02 190
172 Rolofs, Stuart London Knights LW 6.02 200
174 Sop, Matthew Kitchener Rangers LW 6.00 175
175 Maggio, Matthew Windsor Spitfires RW 5.11 180
181 Haché, Braden Kingston Frontenacs D 6.04 200
182 McCallum, Landon Sudbury Wolves C 5.11 175
183 Robertson, Tucker Peterborough Petes C 5.11 186
193 Saganiuk, Colby* Erie Otters C 5.07 160
200 Avon, J.R. Peterborough Petes C 6.00 180
206 Boudreau, Marc Soo Greyhounds LW 6.02 180
213 Dann, Nolan Sarnia Sting RW 5.10 180
215 Lawrence, Kaleb Owen Sound Attack RW 6.06 225
221 Maillet, Jacob Guelph Storm C 6.00 173
222 Robinson, Payton* Sudbury Wolves D 6.02 194

 

North American Goaltenders:

RANK PLAYER TEAM POS. HT WT
2 Gaudreau, Benjamin Sarnia Sting G 6.02 175
3 Lennox, Tristan Saginaw Spirit G 6.04 190
6 Vrbetic, Joe North Bay Battalion G 6.06 190
11 Brochu, Brett London Knights G 5.11 177

 

International Skaters:

RANK PLAYER TEAM POS. HT WT
5 Chayka, Daniil Guelph Storm D 6.03 187
24 Grushnikov, Artyom* Hamilton Bulldogs D 6.02 198
32 Sobolev, Daniil* Windsor Spitfires D 6.00 210
35 Petrov, Matvei* North Bay Battalion LW 6.02 178
64 Kulakov, Artyom* Erie Otters D 6.02 202
70 Rafkin, Ruben Windsor Spitfires D 5.11 190
72 Kuzmin, Dmitry* Flint Firebirds D 5.09 178
74 Steklov, Kirill London Knights D 6.04 187
83 Gaidamak, Vsevolod* Ottawa 67’s C 5.11 198
90 Ottavainen, Ville Kitchener Rangers D 6.05 210
115 Suni, Oliver Oshawa Generals LW 6.02 186
117 Larsen, Kasper* Mississauga Steelheads D 6.06 229
149 Zanetti, Brian* Peterborough Petes D 6.02 181

 

International Goaltenders:

RANK PLAYER TEAM POS. HT WT
2 Kolosov, Alexei* Erie Otters G 6.01 185
10 Malik, Nick Soo Greyhounds G 6.01 177
11 Cajan, Pavel* Kitchener Rangers G 6.01 177

 

For full 2021 NHL Central Scouting Final Draft Rankings, visit nhl.com.

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