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15 OMHA Players Chosen in OHL U18 Priority Selection

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 06/09/21, 1:00PM EDT

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Whitby's Johnson leads class of seven first round picks

The fifth annual OHL Under-18 Priority Selection draft wrapped up Wednesday afternoon for players to be selected by OHL teams.

The top pick from the OMHA was Whitby's James Johnson, chosen third overall by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He follows in a long line of high overall selections in this draft's history, including former first overall picks Kevin Henstock, Aidan Spooner, Mitchell Weeks and Victor Hadfield. In total there were six OMHA players selected in the first round.

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association had 15 players from nine teams picked. The Whitby Wildcats led the way with four players chosen followed by the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs, Guelph Jr.  Gryphons and Oakville Rangers each with two. See a full list of all the OMHA players chosen at the bottom of the page.

The draft lasted two rounds with a team receiving a third round selection if they chose a goalie within their first two picks.

More information, including a full draft list, can be found here.

2021 OHL UNDER-18 PRIORITY DRAFT RECAP

Round Overall Pick Name OMHA Team OHL Team
1 3 James Johnson Whitby Wildcats Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1 4 Nate Tivey Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Guelph Storm
1 8 Jacob Gorinsky Oakville Rangers Barrie Colts
1 9 Brock Reinhart Guelph Jr. Gryphons Sarnia Sting
1 11 Zennon Edwards Whitby Wildcats Owen Sound Attack
1 14 Connor Hunt Quinte Red Devils Kingston Frontenacs
1 18 Carter Bickle Whitby Wildcats Oshawa Generals
2 23 Owen Johnston Barrie Jr. Colts Oshawa Generals
2 25 MacGregor Armstrong Niagara North Stars Erie Otters
2 27 Samuel White York-Simcoe Express Kingston Frontenacs
2 29 Blake Power Oakville Rangers Kitchener Rangers
2 35 Garrett Joss Whitby Wildcats Sudbury Wolves
2 37 Ethan Lewis Guelph Jr. Gryphons Guelph Storm
2 38 Colton Donaldson Burlington Eagles Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
3 44 Josh Sordo Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Hamilton Bulldogs

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