The Ontario Hockey League leads the way with 17 players selected to take part in the CHL Top Propsects Game ahead of the 2020 NHL draft.
Thirteen of the OHL’s 20 member teams are represented with the Ottawa 67’s, Soo Greyhounds, Sudbury Wolves and Windsor Spitfires leading the way with two players each.
Among the players named to the preliminary roster are Canadian National Junior Team members such as reigning OHL and CHL Rookie of the Year Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves, Erie Otters defenceman Jamie Drysdale and goaltender Nico Daws of the Guelph Storm. Saginaw Spirit forward Cole Perfetti also attended Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp.
The 17 OHL players selected were chosen by NHL clubs to compete in the annual showcase that features talent from across the Canadian Hockey League.
“All 31 NHL clubs have a say in the player selection process and take great interest in this best-on-best showcase,” said Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting.
“It’s a great opportunity for scouts and general managers to evaluate talent and we look forward to seeing which players will make their mark in Hamilton.”
The 25th annual showcase of top CHL players eligible for the NHL Draft takes place on January 16th in Hamilton.
Nico Daws (Guelph Storm)
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)
Ryan O’Rourke (Soo Greyhounds)
Donovan Sebrango (Kitchener Rangers)
Jack Thompson (Sudbury Wolves)
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)
Brandon Coe (North Bay Battalion)
Will Cuylle (Windsor Spitfires)
Tyson Foerster (Barrie Colts)
Jean-Luc Foudy (Windsor Spitfires)
Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
Jacob Perreault (Sarnia Sting)
Jaromir Pytlik (Soo Greyhounds)
Jack Quinn (Ottawa 67’s)
Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
Antonio Stranges (London Knights)
Oliver Suni (Oshawa Generals)