Firebirds to Pick 2nd-Overall in 2019 OHL Draft Saturday
The 2019 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection, presented by Real Canadian Superstore, takes place this Saturday, April 6th, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and the Firebirds have the second-overall pick.
For 15 straight years beginning in 1999, the player taken second in the OHL draft went on to play in the NHL. Since 2010, four of the last seven players selected second-overall in the OHL Draft became first-round draft picks in the NHL.
The OHL conducts the annual Priority Selection typically the first Saturday in April and the process is by way of the Internet to allow eligible players and their families, as well as fans across the league to follow the draft in real time online.
The annual Priority Selection features 300 picks over 15 rounds. For the 12th straight year the OHL Priority Selection Draft Show will showcase the first three rounds through a live video stream online including live pick-by-pick results.
• Discuss this story on the Ontario Hockey League message board...
Ontario Hockey League Stories from April 5, 2019
- London Takes Game One over Guelph - London Knights
- Spirit Score Series Opening Victory over Hounds - Soo Greyhounds
- 67's Draw First Blood with 8-5 Win over Wolves - Ottawa 67's
- Spirit Take Bite out of the Hounds in Game One - Saginaw Spirit
- Robertson Scores Winner in Thrilling 3-2 Overtime Win - Niagara IceDogs
- Harley and Washkurak Earn Spots on Canada's Under-18 Training Camp Roster - Mississauga Steelheads
- OHL Priority Selection Presented by Real Canadian Superstore - Soo Greyhounds
- Priority Selection All Set - North Bay Battalion
- Firebirds to Pick 2nd-Overall in 2019 OHL Draft Saturday - Flint Firebirds
- OHL to Honour the Memory of Roy Pejcinovski in 2019 Priority Selection - OHL
- Petes Swap Picks with Otters Ahead of 2019 OHL Priority Selection - Peterborough Petes
- Preview: After Six Day Break, Spirit Host Greyhounds to Open Round Two - Saginaw Spirit
- Frontenacs Make "Wright" Choice with First Overall Pick - Kingston Frontenacs
- Frontenacs Announce Shane Wright as First Overall Pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection - OHL
- Kitchener Rangers and Niagara IceDogs Complete Trade - Kitchener Rangers
- OHL Announces 2018-19 Awards Finalists - OHL
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Flint Firebirds Stories
- Firebirds Receive Commitment from Defenseman Luca D'Amato
- Firebirds' Othmann Named to OHL's First All-Rookie Team
- Dellandrea Awarded Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy
- Firebirds Receive Commitment from Forward Ty Petrou
- The CW46 to Rebroadcast January's Snowstorm Game Saturday