Carroll, LeGuerrier Among 44 OHL Players to Watch for 2019 NHL Draft
44 players from the Ontario Hockey League have been listed among NHL Central Scouting's October 'Players to Watch' list for the 2019 NHL Draft which takes place June 21-22 in Vancouver, BC.
The 44 players is part of a greater Canadian Hockey League total of 110, which includes 35 players from the Western Hockey League and 31 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
A pair of OHL skaters were assigned an 'A' rating by NHL Central Scouting including sophomore forwards Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs) and Ryan Suzuki (Barrie Colts). Both players are off to excellent starts in 2018-19, with Kaliyev tied for the league lead in goals while Suzuki currently leads the OHL in points.
A total of 10 OHL skaters and one goaltender were included as 'B' rated prospects, indicating second/third round candidates. Some names in this category include Canadian Hlinka Gretzky Cup champions Jamieson Rees (Sarnia Sting) and Graeme Clarke (Ottawa 67's) along with sophomore netminder Mack Guzda (Owen Sound Attack).
27 skaters and four goaltenders were assigned a 'C' rating, indicating fourth/fifth/sixth round candidates. Notable names include OHL veterans Matthew Struthers (North Bay Battalion), Pavel Gogolev (Peterborough Petes), Nathan Dunkley (London Knights) and sophomore blueliner Michael Vukojevic (Kitchener Rangers).
The London Knights lead the way with five players included on the list while the Barrie Colts, Guelph Storm and Peterborough Petes trail close behind with four each.
35 OHL players were selected in the 2018 NHL Draft including seven players chosen in the first round.
NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING NORTH AMERICAN 'PLAYERS TO WATCH' - Oct. 1, 2018
A KALIYEV ARTHUR HAMILTON OHL RW
A SUZUKI RYAN BARRIE OHL C
B CARROLL JOSEPH SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C
B CLARKE GRAEME OTTAWA OHL RW
B CONSTANTINOU WILLIAM NIAGARA OHL D
B GUSKOV MATVEI LONDON OHL C
B GUZDA MACK OWEN SOUND OHL G
B HARLEY THOMAS MISSISSAUGA OHL D
B KOLYACHONOK VLADISLAV LONDON OHL D
B OKHOTYUK NIKITA OTTAWA OHL D
B REES JAMIESON SARNIA OHL C
B ROBERTSON NICHOLAS PETERBOROUGH OHL LW
B TOMASINO PHILIP NIAGARA OHL C
C ALLENSEN NATHAN BARRIE OHL D
C ANTROPOV DANIL OSHAWA OHL LW
C BERTUZZI TAG GUELPH OHL C
C BIGNELL LUKE BARRIE OHL C
C BREWER MITCHELL OSHAWA OHL D
C CAVALLIN LUKE FLINT OHL G
C CERMAK ERIK PETERBOROUGH OHL LW
C DAWS NICOLAS GUELPH OHL G
C DUNKLEY NATHAN LONDON OHL C
C EGGENBERGER NANDO OSHAWA OHL LW
C EVERETT CALEB SAGINAW OHL D
C GOGOLEV PAVEL PETERBOROUGH OHL RW
C HILL MATHEW BARRIE OHL D
C JONES HUNTER PETERBOROUGH OHL G
C KEPPEN ETHAN FLINT OHL LW
C LADD GRAYSON WINDSOR OHL D
C LEGUERRIER JACOB SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D
C MCMICHAEL CONNOR LONDON OHL C
C MURRAY BLAKE SUDBURY OHL C
C PERROTT ANDREW LONDON OHL D
C PIIROINEN KARI WINDSOR OHL G
C PORCO NICHOLAS SAGINAW OHL LW
C PRIMEAU MASON GUELPH OHL C
C ROBERTSON CARTER OWEN SOUND OHL D
C ROSS LIAM SUDBURY OHL D
C SCHWINDT COLE MISSISSAUGA OHL C
C STARIKOV LEV WINDSOR OHL D
C STEVENSON KEEGAN GUELPH OHL LW
C STRUTHERS MATTHEW NORTH BAY OHL C
C VUKOJEVIC MICHAEL KITCHENER OHL D
C WASHKURAK KEEAN MISSISSAUGA OHL C
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