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OHL Draft Thread

I'll be out most of the day, so I won't be updating until later in the evening, but there's not a lot of suspense at least with the first couple of picks.

The Soo Greyhounds pick first and they announced that they'll select Daniel Catenacci.

Kingston picks second, and isn't allowed to come out and say who they'll pick, but they're going to select Alan Quine.

Kitchener picks third, and is deciding between Justin Sefton and Ryan Murphy

Regardless of who goes third, Oshawa will probably select Matt Puempel fourth overall.


Saginaw could get a second round compensatory pick since Pittsburgh native Brandon Saad never signed with them, but Saginaw is keeping his rights in order to try and sign him. Saad stayed close to home last year to play with the Mahoning Valley Phantoms in the NAHL, and next year, that team will be moving to the USHL.

Kitchener's pick at third overall should have a big impact on how the rest of the first round shapes up

Here's the understatement of the year: "The Knights were able to offer benefits other teams might not have been able to match."

Prospect Dougie Hamilton says he'll pursue the NCAA route if anybody but Niagara selects him. Potential first round pick Cody Ceci says the same thing, though he's less specific about the "right team" drafting him.

RJ Mahalak is non-committal about what his brother, goalie Matt will be doing next year.