Things went relatively true to form in the OHL Draft this morning, with no huge surprises in the early rounds of the draft.
Here's a round-up of the Americans that went in the first two rounds of the Draft. Nobody with an NCAA commitment was selected in the first two rounds.:
-The only American to go in the first round of the draft was Shattuck-St. Mary's Jordan Greenway, who was selected 16th overall by Plymouth. Greenway is already committed to play for the NTDP program for the next two years, though he does not have a college commitment yet. It looks more like a calculated gamble by the Whalers, who have had some success picking off prospects post-NTDP such as JT Miller, Ryan Hartman, and Connor Carrick.
-A couple Americans who spent this past year in Canada went in the second round. Troy Henley fell out of the first round, but just barely, going with the first pick of the second round to Ottawa. Zach Wilkie, originally from the Chicago-area, went 29th overall to Niagara.
-The big prize, Zach Werenski was drafted 24th overall by the London Knights. London is one of those programs that has the talent that they can afford to gamble on a prospect that might not report, and also one of the programs that ALLEGEDLY uses some underhanded tactics to persuade top players to come play for them. If nothing else, that should make the next couple years interesting.
-Guelph took NTDP commit Luke Kirwan with their second round pick at 32nd overall.
-Belle Tire F Ryan Moore was selected 35th overall by the Windsor Spitfires. Moore had signed a tender with Youngstown of the USHL. The tender process is pretty new, so I'm not sure exactly how iron-clad it is. If Moore can get out of it, and he signs with Windsor after May 6th, that's a double whammy for Youngstown of losing Moore, and losing the first round Future's pick they gave up in exchange for using a tender .Update:It now appears that Moore signed the tender with Youngstown, but Youngstown has not submitted it to the USHL, so if Moore decides to sign with Windsor prior to the USHL Future's draft, they wouldn't lose that pick.