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Burroughs and Goure on NHL Central Scouting 'Players to Watch' List for January

January 23, 2021 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Owen Sound Attack News Release

Owen Sound, Ont. - The Owen Sound Attack are excited to announce that Attack forwards Ethan Burroughs and Deni Goure were two of 52 players announced by the Ontario Hockey League on Saturday with OHL ties that have been included on NHL Central Scouting's January 'Players to Watch' List for the 2021 NHL Draft.

Goure, the Attacks 10th overall selection in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection was one of four skaters to climb from a 'C' rating in October to a 'B' rating in January. The native of Grand Pointe, Ontario registered 11 goals and 14 assists in his rookie during the pandemic shortened 2019-20 season.

Burroughs, the Attacks 29th overall selection in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection maintained his 'C' rating in January's rankings. The native of Georgetown, Ontario tallied 8 goals and 11 assists in a shortened rookie season in 2019-20.

"We are always excited to see our players be recognized by NHL Central Scouting" said Attack General Manager Dale DeGray. "Deni and Ethan's ratings comes as no surprise to anyone around our dressing room or have watched them play."

"Players like Kaleb Lawrence and Nick Chenard not being on the list is a bit of a surprise for me, but this may be because we have played yet this season" added DeGray.

From the OHL, a total of four skaters received 'A' ratings, eleven skaters and four goalies received 'B' ratings, while 30 skaters and three netminders received 'C' ratings. All 20 OHL member teams were represented on the list led by the London Knights and Ottawa 67's with five each. The Erie Otters, Hamilton Bulldogs and Sarnia Sting each trailed with four players assigned rankings.

The list includes 26 OHL forwards, 19 defencemen and seven goaltenders. Eleven of the players listed (denoted by an asterisk) have yet to play a game in the Ontario Hockey League but have committed to their respective member team for the 2020-21 season. A full list of all OHL rated players can be found below.

2021 NHL Central Scouting January 'Players to Watch List - OHL Skaters


A Daniil Chayka Guelph Storm D

A Brandt Clarke Barrie Colts D

A Mason McTavish Peterborough Petes C

A Francesco Pinelli Kitchener Rangers C

B Nick DeGrazia Sudbury Wolves C

B Deni Goure Owen Sound Attack C

B Artyom Grushnikov* Hamilton Bulldogs D

B Brett Harrison Oshawa Generals C

B Wyatt Johnston Windsor Spitfires C

B Logan Mailloux London Knights D

B Brennan Othmann Flint Firebirds LW

B Matvei Petrov* North Bay Battalion RW

B Daniil Sobolev* Windsor Spitfires D

B Chase Stillman Sudbury Wolves C

B Ryan Winterton Hamilton Bulldogs RW

C Francesco Arcuri Kingston Frontenacs C

C Jack Beck Ottawa 67's RW

C Josh Bloom Saginaw Spirit LW

C Ethan Burroughs Owen Sound Attack RW

C Ethan Cardwell Barrie Colts RW

C Nolan Dann Sarnia Sting RW

C Ethan Del Mastro Mississauga Steelheads D

C Isaac Enright Niagara IceDogs D

C Vsevolod Gaidamak* Ottawa 67's C

C Ranvir Gill-Shane Ottawa 67's D

C Avery Hayes Hamilton Bulldogs RW

C Jacob Holmes Soo Greyhounds D

C Braeden Kressler Flint Firebirds C

C Artyom Kulakov* Erie Otters D

C Dmitry Kuzmin* Flint Firebirds D

C Kasper Larsen* Mississauga Steelheads D

C Connor Lockhart Erie Otters C

C Ryan Mast Sarnia Sting D

C Jack Matier Ottawa 67's D

C Bryce Montgomery London Knights D

C Connor Punnett Barrie Colts D

C Ben Roger London Knights D

C Colby Saganiuk* Erie Otters RW

C Lawson Sherk Hamilton Bulldogs C

C Brenden Sirizzotti Ottawa 67's RW

C Matthew Sop Kitchener Rangers LW

C Kirill Steklov London Knights D

C Oliver Suni Oshawa Generals LW

C Ty Voit Sarnia Sting RW

C Brian Zanetti* Peterborough Petes D

2021 NHL Central Scouting January 'Players to Watch List - OHL Goalies


B Benjamin Gaudreau Sarnia Sting

B Alexei Kolosov* Erie Otters

B Tristan Lennox Saginaw Spirit

B Joe Vrbetic North Bay Battalion

C Brett Brochu London Knights

C Pavel Cajan* Kitchener Rangers

C Nick Malik Soo Greyhounds

*- indicates player committed to OHL for 2020-21

Players have been identified using the following criteria:

- A Rating - Indicates a first round candidate - B Rating - Indicates a second or third round candidate - C Rating - Indicates a fourth/fifth/sixth round candidate

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