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Petes Select Turcotte, Martin in the 2024 OHL U18 Priority Selection

April 17, 2024 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Peterborough Petes News Release

(Peterborough, ON) - On Wednesday, April 17, the Peterborough Petes selected two players in the 2024 OHL Under-18 Priority Selection.

In the first round, third overall, the Petes selected Dylan Turcotte from the Ottawa Jr. 67's U18s. Turcotte, a native of Orleans, ON, featured in 30 games for the Jr. 67's this season, leading the HEO U18 league in scoring with 28 goals and 21 assists for 49 points. He added another 15 points in 10 playoff games, leading his team to an HEO Championship and a spot in the 2024 Ontario U18 AAA Championships. In the tournament, Dylan finished tied for third in scoring with 11 points in seven games. The 6' forward played in four games for the Ottawa Jr. Canadians (EOJHL) this year, picking up six points, while also appearing in two games with the Ottawa Jr. Senators of the CCHL.

"Dylan is a power forward with good size who can score," commented Petes General Manager and Vice President of Operations Michael Oke. "He's a proven winner, leading his team to an HEO Championship this season. We're looking forward to seeing him on the ice at Development Camp in the coming weeks."

In the second round, 23rd overall, Peterborough selected defenceman Cameron Martin from Minesing, ON. Standing at 6'3, Martin featured in 32 games for the Barrie Colts U18s this season, scoring four goals and adding 13 assists for 17 points. He also played in 13 playoff games, picking up four assists.

"Cameron is a huge defenceman who moves the puck well," continued Oke. "We had an opportunity to watch him a lot this season as he played in Barrie alongside Petes prospect Francis Parish. We were very impressed with his game and are excited to see him on the ice at Development Camp."

Details on the Petes annual Development Camp will be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the Petes social media for more information.

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