Kingston Frontenacs First Round Selection Paul Ludwinski
The Kingston Frontenacs First round selection in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection came with the First-Overall pick of exceptional-status player Shane Wright from the Don Mills Flyers. Wright would go on to have an outstanding OHL rookie season breaking a franchise goal-record in the process.
The 2020 OHL Priority Selection saw General Manager Darren Keily and his management team with the fifth selection choosing Paul Ludwinski from Toronto Marlboros AAA program. The left-handed shooting centre will add depth down the middle of the Frontenacs lineup after selecting Wright last season.
Born April 23, 2004, Ludwinski is eligible for the 2022 NHL draft.
Along with Wright, Francesco Arcuri and Maddox Callens at the 2019 Priority Selection, Kingston chose forwards Martin Chromiak and Vitali Pinchuk at last year’s Import draft as well. Ludwinski adds to an already growing offensive team up front.
Ludwinski Can Skate
The Pickering, ON native collected 15 goals, 17 assists for 32 points in 31 games played with the minor-midget Marlboros in the GTHL. His skating has impressed scouts with his ability to get off to fast starts. With high-end speed and an ability to make plays with the puck on his stick, makes him a potentially dangerous centre with a shooting winger.
With room to grow on his 5-foot-10, 154 pound frame, he projects to be a great two-way player able to make plays in both ends of the ice. Ludwinski is a skilled fore-checker with puck retrieval tenacity. Think of Zayde Wisdom but taller. The responsible forward will also use his body to make life uncomfortable on opposition forwards on the wall and isn’t afraid to get in the dirty areas.
The highly scouted player had played with WSI U15 during the 2018-19 season with 29th overall pick Owen Beck (Mississauga), as well leading the team with three goals and three assists in six games.
Kingston Frontenacs pick next in the 54th spot in the third round at the 2020 OHL Priority Selection.