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Off-season outlook: Barrie Colts

2018-19 OHL Season: It was a tale of two seasons for the 2018-19 Barrie Colts. They hit a swoon in December and January and decided to move out players like Captain Justin Murray, Assistants Joey Keane and Lucas Chiodo and veteran forward Jaden Peca. When forwards Matej Pekar and Jacob Tortora both suffered season-ending injuries It had the look of a team packing it up and rebuilding. When Maksim Zhukov decided to leave the team around Christmas it looked like it was an uphill battle for the rest of the season, but Kai Edmonds and Jet Greaves both handled it amazing and played excellent.

Ryan Suzuki would lead the team in points this season in just his second Ontario Hockey League season with 25 G, 50 A for 75 PTS in 65 games played. Leading the way on the back end, star defencemen Tyler Tucker had an unbelievable season picking up career highs in goals, assists & points.

 2019 OHL PRIORITY SELECTION RECAP

Brandt Clarke – Terry Wilson / OHL Images

In the first round of the 2019 OHL Priority selection, the Colts chose Brandt Clark who played on the same teams as 1st overall and newly minted exceptional status player Shane Wright’s Don Mills Flyers.

According to Prospect Pipeline Clarke is a dynamic, offensive defenceman with game-breaking talent. The brother of Ottawa 67’s forward, Graeme Clarke, Brandt possesses outstanding instincts and puck skills. Far and away the most talented player along the blueline, Clarke is shifty and creative with the puck, utilizing his elite skating abilities to avoid troublesome situations.

You can read more on Clarke here

 

Round/Pick Name Organization Position
1st Round – 4th
overall: 4th
Brandt Clarke  Don Mills Flyers  D
2nd Round – 3rd
overall: 24th
Ryan Del Monte  Toronto Young Nationals  C
3rd Round – 3rd
overall: 45th
 Jacob Frasca  Mississauga Senators  C
5th round – 7th
overall: 90th
 Vladislav Dvurechenskii  North York Rangers  LW
5th round – 9th
overall: 92nd
Ansel Holt  Detroit Honeybaked 16U  G
6th round – 4th
overall: 105th
 Trey Zagrzebski Stevens Point Area Senior HS Panthers  F
6th Round – 5th
overall: 106th
Kai Greaves  Cambridge Hawks  D
7th Round – 4th  
overall: 125th
 Mark MacPhee  Ottawa Senators Midget  C
8th Round – 4th
overall: 145th
 Thomas Stewart  Vaughan Kings  D
9th Round – 4th
overall: 165th
 Oliver Smith  Mississauga Rebels  F
10th Round – 4th
overall: 185th
 Blake Hall  Southern Tier Admirals  C
12th Round – 4th
overall: 225th
 Ryan Cook  Guelph Gryphons  D
13th Round – 4th
overall: 245th
 Bryce Richardson  North York Rangers  RW
14th Round – 4th
overall: 265th
 Patrick Brown  Kitchener Jr. Rangers  C
15th Round – 4th
overall: 285th
 Matthew Sardellitti  Toronto Jr. Canadiens  D

SOURCE – http://barriecolts.com/article/2019-ohl-priority-selection

ROSTER BREAKDOWN AS OF MAY 1st 2019

Forwards (11)

1999 –  Aidan Brown, Jacob Tortora, Jason Willms (C)

2000 – Matej Pekar, Sam Rhodes, Luke Bignell

2001 –  Dalton Duhart, Jake Partridge, Ryan Suzuki (A)

2002 – Tyson Foerester, Riley Piercey

Defensemen (7)

1999 –  Chris Cameron

2000 – Tyler Tucker (A), Jack York, Victor Hadfield

2001 –  Matthew Hill, Nathan Allensen

2002 – Matthew Sredl

Goalies (2):

1999 –

2000 – Kai Edmonds

2001 –  Jet Greaves

2002 –

Aged Out: Forward Ben Hawerchuk who played all 5 of his Ontario Hockey League seasons with the Barrie Colts will be moving on as the lone overager from last years team. Ben played in 290 career OHL games.

Ryan Suzuki - 18th
Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

2019 NHL Draft: The Barrie Colts have 3 Prospects ranked by Central Scouting for the 2019 Draft: Ryan Suzuki 18th, Jet Greaves 28th and Jack York 213th among North American Skaters.