The OMHA is very proud of its 17 alumni who were chosen in the 2018 NHL Draft over the weekend and are now one step closer to their NHL dreams. The eight forwards, seven defencemen and two goalies look to make an impact in the next phase of their hockey dreams.
With 31 players selected from Ontario, which led all provinces and states in draftees, this represents over half of the draft class from the area. For comparison, the next highest region, Quebec, had 14 players chosen. The 17 OMHA alumni represent nearly one quarter of all Canadians selected and more than the country Finland, which sat fifth overall with 16 total players chosen.
Player development during the formative years of a child's time in minor hockey is important in creating a long-term passion for the game. Making a positive experience for all players involved in the game helps build a lifelong love of hockey.
We wish all of our alumni the best of luck in their futures on and off the ice.
Barrett Hayton - Round 1, 5th Overall, Arizona Coyotes
Evan Bouchard - Round 1, 10th Overall, Edmonton Oilers
Ty Dellandrea - Round 1, 13th Overall, Dallas Stars
Kody Clark - Round 2, 47th Overall, Washington Capitals
Cameron Hillis - Round 3, 66th Overall, Montreal Canadiens
Allan McShane - Round 4, 97th Overall, Montreal Canadiens
Curtis Douglas - Round 4, 106th Overall, Dallas Stars
Aidan Dudas - Round 4, 113th Overall, Los Angeles Kings
Mac Hollowell - Round 4, 118th Overall, Toronto Maple Leafs
Brandon Saigeon - Round 5, 140th Overall, Colorado Avalanche
Dennis Busby - Round 5, 145th Overall, Arizona Coyotes
Declan Chisholm - Round 5, 150th Overall, Winnipeg Jets
Connor Corcoran - Round 5, 154th Overall, Vegas Golden Knights
Jacob Ingham - Round 6, 175th Overall, Los Angeles Kings
Honoured to be drafted by @LAKings. Thank you to my family for all the support and sacrifices you’ve made along the way. Thank you to my coaches and agents on helping me get to this point. Thank you @NHL and the city of Dallas for an unforgettable experience pic.twitter.com/OG9rwIE2Yn— Jacob Ingham (@JakeIngham) June 24, 2018
Hunter Drew - Round 6, 178th Overall, Anaheim Ducks
Dustyn McFaul - Round 6, 181st Overall, Boston Bruins
Jordan Kooy - Round 7, 208th Overall, Vegas Golden Knights
|Barrett Hayton||Peterborough||F||Peterborough Minor Petes||Arizona (1, 5)|
|Evan Bouchard||Oakville||D||Oakville Rangers||Edmonton (1, 10)|
|Ty Dellandrea||Port Perry||F||Central Ontario Wolves||Dallas (1, 13)|
|Kody Clark||King City||F||Richmond Hill Coyotes||Washington (2, 47)|
|Cam Hillis||Oshawa||F||York-Simcoe Express||Montreal (3, 66)|
|Allan McShane||Collingwood||F||Barrie Jr. Colts||Montreal (4, 97)|
|Curtis Douglas||Oakville||F||Oakville Rangers||Dallas (4, 106)|
|Aidan Dudas||Parry Sound||F||North Central Predators||Los Angeles (4, 113)|
|Mac Hollowell||Niagara Falls||D||Niagara Falls Rivermen||Toronto (4, 118)|
|Brandon Saigeon||Grimsby||F||Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs||Colorado (5, 140)|
|Dennis Busby||Shanty Bay||D||Barrie Jr. Colts||Arizona (5, 145)|
|Declan Chisholm||Bowmanville||D||Clarington Toros||Winnipeg (5, 150)|
|Connor Corcoran||Beeton||D||Barrie Jr. Colts||Vegas (5, 154)|
|Jacob Ingham||Barrie||G||Barrie Jr. Colts||Los Angeles (6, 175)|
|Hunter Drew||Kingston||D||Kingston Jr. Frontenacs||Anaheim (6, 178)|
|Dustyn McFaul||Waterdown||D||Niagara North Stars||Boston (6, 181)|
|Jordan Kooy||Bradford||G||Central Ontario Wolves||Vegas (7, 208)|
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