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Rounds 4-15 Draft Recap - 2024 OHL Priority Selection Presented by Real Canadian Superstore

April 13, 2024 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Mississauga Steelheads News Release

MISSISSAUGA, ON - The second day of the OHL Priority Selection Presented by Real Canadian Superstore got underway on Saturday with rounds four through fifteen. The Steelheads called on 14 new players added to the 2024 Draft Class.

With no pick in the fourth round, the Steelheads started their day in the fifth round at 94th overall, picking up Zach Nyman. Nyman put up 60 points (10G, 50A) in 73 games with the U16 Vaughan Kings. The Toronto native also registered 7 points (2G, 5A) in seven games through the OHL Cup. The 5'9", 160 lb defenceman represented Canada in the Youth Olympic Games this past January recording two goals in four games.

"The Steelheads is one of the best organizations and it's an honour to be selected." Nyman said when asked how it felt to be drafted by Mississauga.

"Zach is one of the best skating and puck moving defenceman in his age group. He was a leader for Canada at the Youth Olympics this past season," said Head Coach and General Manager James Richmond. "We would love to see Zach in the blue and white soon."

With two picks in the sixth round the Steelheads selected two more defencemen, Peter Koukouves and Sean Matthew Goyette. First it was Koukouves, a defenceman from the U16 Toronto Marlboros, drafted at 109th overall. At 5'11", 180 lbs he recorded 21 points (9G, 12A) in 32 games this past season. The Markham native also participated in the 2024 OHL Cup with the Marlboros, registering an assist in 5 games.

Koukouves had this to say on being selected by the Steelheads organization. "It is an honour and a privilege to be selected by such a prestigious organization in the OHL. I'm looking forward to getting to work with you guys and begin my journey."

Richmond described Koukouves as "A big strong shutdown D that plays hard every game. He's very tough to play against."

Six picks later the Steelheads selected right shot defenceman Sean Matthew Goyette at 115th overall. The Hawkesbury, Ontario native recorded 48 points (17G, 31A) for Team Maryland and registered a goal in four games played for the TPH Thunder and the OHL Cup.

Richmond described Goyette as a "Smart offensive defenceman that could be a power play quarterback for the Steelheads."

"It means a lot to me. I bet on myself this year by going to the States," Goyette said when asked how it felt to be drafted to Mississauga. "And I'm glad to be drafted by the Steelheads."

With their seventh round pick at 135th overall, the Steelheads called on Ty Daniels, a left winger from the U16 Niagara North Stars. Daniels put up 29 points (14G,15A) in 34 games this past season. Additionally he recorded 8 points (4G, 4A) in the postseason and 3 points (1G,2A) in the OHL Cup.

Daniels had this to say on being selected by the Steelheads organization. "It's the best feeling in the world! I am so excited to be drafted by a franchise like the Steelheads, they are constantly developing players and moving them on to the next level and I am excited to be a part of that."

Richmond also commented on the seventh round selection, "He is a smart hard working character player that plays best in big games."

The Steelheads held picks in each remaining round (8-15) with ten more prospects added. Rounds 8-15 were capped off with:

Jack Yates (155th)

"A big strong smart forward that makes players around him better. Strong character kid." - Richmond

Jacob Bultje (171st)

"Smart tenacious forward that can score. Competes every game and leads his team into the fight. " - Richmond

Peter Chlebowski (195th)

"Sound technically and has good athleticism. See him as a potential starter in our league." - Beckford-Tseu (Goaltending Coach)

Ronan Clarke (215th)

"Big smart D-man that is hard to play against. He controls down low and the net front." - Richmond

Colton Woods (231st)

"Above average speed, gets after pucks and has a strong skill set. Scores in big games." - Richmond

Manuel Amado (255th)

"Big strong forward that likes to play a heavy game. Drives the net very well and is strong in his D-Zone." - Richmond

Calum Murphy (262nd)

"Big strong power forward that likes the physicality of the game." - Richmond

Nathaniel Burlock (275th)

"Big strong power forward that plays with an edge. Very good along the walls at the net front. Hard to play against." - Richmond

Theodore Harris (292nd)

"Big D-man with a long stick. He thinks defence first." - Richmond

Peter Sampson (295th)

"Big and heavy D-man that makes life difficult for the opposition team." - Richmond

Steelheads Draft Notes

The Steelheads took two forwards with their first two picks

Rounds 3-6 the Steelheads took four defencemen in a row

Over the two days of the draft, the Steelheads selected nine forwards, seven defencemen, and one goalie.

Out of the seventeen picks, two were selected from the Toronto Marlboros, Markam Majors and Mississauga Rebels

Round by Round Selections:

Selection Name Position Team

Round 1 -13th Adam Valentini C Toronto Marlboros U16

Round 2 - 34th Troy Patton C Barrie Jr. Colts U16

Round 3 - 61st Owen Cartwright D York Simcoe Express U16

Round 5 - 94th Zach Nyman D Vaughan Kings U16

Round 6 - 109th Peter Koukouves D Toronto Marlboros U16

Round 6 - 115th Sean Matthew Goyette D Team Maryland 15's

Round 7 - 135th Ty Daniels LW Don Mills Flyers U16

Round 8 - 155th Jack Yates LW Upper Canada Cylcones U16

Round 9 - 171st Jacob Bultje RW North York Rangers U16

Round 10 - 195th Peter Chlebowski G Team Illinois U15

Round 11 - 215th Ronan Clarke D Markham Majors U16

Round 12 - 231st Colton Woods LW Mississauga Rebels U16

Round 13 - 255th Manuel Amado C London Jr. Knights U16

Round 13 - 262nd Calum Murphy RW Markham Majors U16

Round 14 - 275th Nathaniel Burlock RW Mississauga Rebels U16

Round 15 - 292nd Theodore Harris D Toronto Titans U16

Round 15 - 295th Peter Sampson D Mississauga Senators U16

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