Updated daily with news and features from over 130 writers worldwide. Two things stand out about Fimis. League officials, team owners and general managers have been forced to conduct the entire draft online as they adhere to government and public health recommendations to practice physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This could lead to some potential steals later in the draft. The 2020 OHL Priority Selection is taking place despite the shutdown in a majority of the sports world. Some other names that you should know are Dylan Wakely (Quinte), Bryce McConnell-Barker (Alliance Player of the Year), Paul Ludwinski (Toronto), Cedric Guindon (HEO Player of the Year), David Goyette (South Kent), Donovan McCoy (ETA Player of the Year) and Kocha Delic (Toronto). Peterborough Petes’ goalie Hunter Jones signs NHL entry-level deal with Minnesota Wild. In Round 3, with the 57th overall pick, Hamilton selected Patrick Thomas of Oakville, a center who registered 56 points in 33 games with the Hamilton Huskies in 2019-20. The 2020 NHL Draft has come to an end. The Attack found a gem in Dudas who developed into a gritty two-way player and team captain beloved by the country for his versatility and work ethic during World Junior triumph who finishes his four years with 201 points in 240 career games. 2020 OHL PRIORITY SELECTION MEDIA & DRAFT GUIDE. Are they able to convince them to come to major junior? The Barrie Colts will select ninth overall in the 2020 OHL Draft. This is usually the premier event where teams and scouts get a final chance to view players they might be interested in. 2020 OHL DRAFT RECAP – BULLDOGS SELECT JORIAN DONOVAN 6TH OVERALL . America is extremely well represented at the top and could cause chaos in this draft. While the draft has been online for many years, many of the draft’s key touch points will be affected by the Coronavirus. In total, Hamilton took seven centers, five defencemen, one winger and two goaltenders. Over 2 million monthly readers now come to THW for their hockey fix. The 2020 OHL Priority Selection will once again be conducted online on Saturday April 4, 2020 beginning at 9:00 a.m. You can follow the entire process online at www.ontariohockeyleague.com. Honestly, I expected about 10-20 people to read it and that’s it. This year our guide contains profiles for 217 OHL Draft prospects. 2 Acquired from Toronto with Patrick Marleau and round 7 pick in the 2020 draft (Alexander … It is widely believed that they will take Adam Fantilli with the top pick. Please read our Commenting Policy first. Here’s a look at which spots that the Ottawa 67’s will be picking at during the 2020 OHL Priority Selection Draft: 1st Rd – Ottawa – 20th 2nd Rd – (From Hamilton) – 26th 3rd Rd – Ottawa – 60th First of three players picked as first round selection. We could be in for some crazy stuff at the start of this draft. Nelson is one of the best skaters available in this draft. He finished his season with Florida Alliance with 11 goals in 15 games from the blue line. bulldogs OHL Draft OHL Priority Selection . Last week, I put out a piece looking at 20 prospects for the 2020 OHL draft that caught my attention. These are among the best prospects available. The selection order in the first round is set based on regular season record at the 61-game mark. 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The two are very close. I would expect all of these names to go sometime in the first round. The rest of the picks will be announced by the team via social media. He leads by example and is someone who works tirelessly. The OHL was well represented at the 2020 NHL Draft with a total of 31 selections from 17 of the League’s member teams and a number of interesting storylines along the way. Clearly however this goes will have a domino effect on the rest of the first round. Want to discuss? Top prospect Adam Fantilli, who scared away many teams after committing to play alongside his older brother Luca with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League, was selected 18th overall by the Saginaw Spirit. But he chose to leave his team in Ontario and went south of the border to New Hampshire and prep school. Founded in 2009, The Hockey Writers is a premier destination for news and information on everything hockey. But for now, North Bay, you are on the clock. If there was any source of relief surrounding the situation in terms of the 2004 … This tournament usually brings some prospects up in the rankings. The Ontario Hockey League‘s 2020 draft began Saturday morning like no other, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Scouting Reports: Name: Scouting Report: David Goyette David is a speedy, highly skilled centreman who has been an offensive leader for his team. The reason this event is happening as scheduled is because it is done online without the need of having 20 teams together in the same building. By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 04/04/20, 11:30AM EDT. 2. He also added 18 assists so his playmaking is just as effective as his goal scoring. But the $64,000 question is will Fantilli report if chosen? 2020 OHL PRIORITY SELECTION LIVE TRACKER. Making it official. The Bulldogs chose Toronto Jr. Canadiens defenceman Noah Van Vliet in Round 4, 66th overall, and followed that up by taking Vaughan Kings center Ben Armstrong in the fifth round, 98th overall. At a time when many things have to be altered, the 2020 OHL Priority Selection went ahead in much the same way that it always has. He may never play a major junior game but someone will call his name eventually.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_7',666,'0','0'])); A few other names you should watch for are Devin Kaplan (New Jersey), Frank Nazar (Honeybaked), Lane Hutson (New Jersey), Hunter Brzustewicz (Michigan), Tyler Duke (Compuware) and Isaac Howard (Minnesota). 2020 OHL Draft Submitted By Lynn Jennings on Saturday, April 4, 2020 Today was a very proud day for Oshawa Minor Hockey!!! Next up is one of the best defensemen available in the group in Seamus Casey. Try refreshing your browser. The 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection Draft, presented by Real Canadian Superstore, took place entirely online on Saturday, April 4 th and the Hamilton Bulldogs have added a 15-player draft class to the franchise pipeline. OHL Priority Selection 2020 - full list of selections with facts and stats. There’s just one major catch. Thank you for your interest in our network of websites, newsletters, and other services. A year ago, I took an extremely early look at the 2021 OHL draft. Fimis enters this draft as the best available forward without a commitment. Drafted players 2020 Filter: Player stats from NHL NHL WC OG AHL ICEHL HockeyAllsvenskan BCHL USports Czech Denmark DEL ECHL EIHL Mestis France Italy KHL Latvia NCAA NL Norway OHL QMJHL SHL Slovakia Liiga USHL WHL WJC-18 WJC-20 April 3, 2020 2020 OHL Priority Selection – Draft Preview This Saturday – April 4 th – is the 2020 OHL Priority draft. He posses excellent on-ice vision and an adept scoring touch. The entire draft lasts for 15 rounds and not all of it is streamed. The Hamilton Bulldogs selected center Logan Cooley (11th round, 206th overall) from the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Under 16 team, defenceman Callum Craft (12th round, 226th overall) from the North Bay Trappers, blueliner Ethan Sullivan (13th round, 246th overall) from the Oakville Rangers, center Thomas Sinclair (14th round, 266th overall) from the St. Michael’s Buzzers, and used their final pick (15th round, 290th overall) on Oakville Rangers goalie Tristan Malboeuf. Hockey dreams took a major stride forward on Saturday as Ontario Minor Hockey Association players were chosen in the Ontario Hockey League’s Priority Selection, including three in the first round. 1. League officials, team owners and general managers have been forced to … After a four-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 216 selections were made virtually for the first time ever by all 31 teams. Donovan’s father, Shean Donovan, played 951 games over 15 years in the National Hockey League with San Jose, Colorado, Atlanta, Calgary, Ottawa, Pittsburgh and Boston. Rutger McGroardy is the second best player in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection and he may end up playing with USNTDP in the USHL as he already made the USNTP U-17 Team for 2020-2021. The Knights had 16 picks in the draft, including the 19th, 22nd and 25th overall selections. So is Adam willing to leave his brother if made the top pick? He’s that good and that dominant. There’s a good chance many of them go the NCAA route. If the Battalion decide to pass on both Fantilli and McGroarty, Nelson just might be the top pick. He can also dominate in his own zone too. © 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 OHL Draft is being held entirely online. With two picks in the tenth round, Hamilton grabbed Andrew DelleDonna, a center with the South Kent Selects Academy, 186th overall and followed that by taking Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs winger Adrian Rebelo. Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack) 2016. How will that affect teams drafting in the top-10? Without those games being played, teams will have to depend on the scouting they did earlier in the season. At the top of this list is Oakland Jr’s Rutger McGroarty. The annual Under-18 Priority Selection was held entirely online, adhering to all government and public health COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines at both the League and member team levels. Here’s a look at some standout forwards in the OHL. Byfield makes history How will that affect teams drafting in the top-10? The 2020 OHL Draft is approaching, scheduled for April 4. He also has a lethal shot. Or will these players slip to later rounds? Selected in the seventh round, Goderich-born hockey player Ethan Coups was drafted by the Guelph Storm in the 2020 OHL Priority Draft. Nelson for my money is the best defenseman available at the top of the draft. OHL holds virtual draft amidst coronavirus pandemic. Or will these players slip to later rounds? Many of the top prospects available for this draft are American. Casey scores goals in bunches. With the first overall pick in the 2020 OHL draft, the North Bay Battalion selected defenceman Ty Nelson from the Toronto Jr. Canadiens. David projects as a number … The OHL … David Branch on cancelling the Memorial Cup: ‘We had to respond in the right way’. Poitras leads OMHA in the 2020 OHL Draft Class. The all online draft will take place on Saturday Apr 4 starting at 9 A.M. eastern on ontariohockeyleague.com. Hamilton Huskies goalie Riley George of Hamilton was selected by the Bulldogs in the eighth round, 146th overall, and in the ninth round the Dogs took London Jr. Knights defenceman Owen Kindree. Here’s a quick look at who General Manager Roger Hunt and company brought into GensNation. He wants to play with his brother Luca Fantilli on the Chicago Steel in 2020 with the USHL. Share. But he too has an NCAA commitment. He should easily hear his name in the top-10 if not the top-five. But the entire first round and then a little past will be streamed. Fantilli is the top prospect available for this draft. There’s a good chance many of them go the NCAA route. READ MORE: Adam Fantilli is the top player in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. 2020 NHL Draft Profiles: OHL Forwards 15 With the added time, we’re turning into area scouts. Taeo Artichuk – F. 2019-20 Team: Markham Majors (GTHL) Although he isn’t the biggest player on … We apologize, but this video has failed to load. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that seven OHL players were selected in the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft held virtually on Tuesday night at NHL.com while airing live on Sportsnet, TVA Sports and NBC Sports in the United States. Seriously, why do you guys care so much about guys not eligible for the NHL draft until 2022? But who will roll the dice here? The class was comprised of 10 forwards, four defencemen and two goaltenders. He also doesn’t have an NCAA commitment so he could be one of the safest picks too. This will be the big story heading into the Priority Selection. He is thought of in most circles as not only one of the be… With the 6th Overall Pick the Bulldogs have selected Defenseman Jorian Donovan from the Kanata Lasers.#OHLDraft pic.twitter.com/ulAaphT2u6, — Hamilton Bulldogs (@BulldogsOHL) April 4, 2020. Each of the OHL member teams will convene in a war-room like setting (usually somewhere in their home rink.) With all seasons now complete, we wanted to give an early draft preview. He is one of the top if not the top prospect available for the NHL Draft in 2023. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) cares about your privacy. Like McGroarty, Casey could go in the top-10 of the 2022 draft. They are on the clock with the first overall pick. The Hamilton Bulldogs selected defenceman Jorian Donovan from the Kanata Lasers with the sixth overall selection. 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