OHL Priority Selection Rankings 2020

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Below are a sampling of players to watch for in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection listed in alphabetical order. If you would like to read the whole list, click here.

Owen Beck – F

2018-19 Team: Quinte Red Devils (ETA)

Instant Analysis: A native of Port Hope, Ontario, Owen Beck stands as one of the premier goal-scorers eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. Well-known for his lethal shot and its devastating release, Beck can pound the puck on-goal in the blink of an eye and is a consistent offensive producer. Fresh off of an eight-goal performance in the Bantam OHF Championship with Quinte, Beck could very well be chosen within the top-10 overall come April of 2020.

Kocha Delic – F

2018-19 Team: Toronto Titans (GTHL)

Instant Analysis: A lethal offensive player first and foremost, Kocha Delic’s willingness to play and gritty and in-your-face style of game makes him an intriguing 2020 OHL Draft eligible prospect. In fact, alongside his four goals and 11 points in the recent OHL Bantam Championship, Delic also recorded 24 penalty minutes — a stat line which indicated his competitiveness and willingness to play a broad team role. However, Delic is most valuable when he has the puck on his stick, as the youngster boasts terrific handles and the speed necessary to keep opposing defenders off balance.

Dominic DiVincentiis – G

2018-19 Team: Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)

Instant Analysis: Arguably one of the top goaltenders eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft, Dominic DiVincentiis is an athletic and tactile netminder who patrols his crease with poise. Of improving size, DiVincentiis features impressive lateral mobility and the ability to make highlight-reel saves with remarkable consistency. Perhaps the most impressive feature of DiVincentiis’ game is his puck-tracking, as the youngster can fight through traffic and track shots extremely well — a reality which allows him to stand one step ahead of his opposition.

Jackson Edward – D

2018-19 Team: Richmond Hill Coyotes (ETA)

Instant Analysis: After appearing in a handful of games for the Richmond Hill Coyotes at the Minor Midget level this past season, expectations surrounding Jackson Edward are at an all-time high. Heading into his first year of OHL Draft eligibility, scouts will be watching Edward closely as he takes to the ice on a nightly basis. A strong and sturdy skater of ample confidence, Edward is regularly amongst the most intelligent players on the ice and rarely makes mistakes as a direct result.

Donovan McCoy – D

2018-19 Team: Quinte Red Devils (ETA)

Instant Analysis: A strong and stable defender, Donovan McCoy stands poised for a major season in the 2019-20 campaign. Calm and composed in his own zone as well as on the offensive blue line, McCoy regularly makes intelligent decisions with the puck and is by no means prone to turnovers. What’s more is that McCoy owns a heavy shot from the point and the ability to punch the puck through traffic and onto the goal. Owing to the power of his shot, McCoy can force opposing goaltenders to create rebounds which his teammates are quick to pounce upon. While his lateral mobility could use work in the months ahead, McCoy’s strong stride and two-way skill-set combine to make him a pillar on the blue line

Mick Thompson – F

2018-19 Team: Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)

Instant Analysis: One of the hardest-working players eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft, Mick Thompson is a tireless skater who strives to create offensive opportunities for his team with each and every passing shift. A naturally smooth skater who can navigate the ice with ease, Thompson boasts a strong and accurate wrist shot which has can fire on-goal in the blink-of-an-eye. In addition to his shot are Thompson’s innate instincts on the ice — the youngster pays close attention to his defensive zone and will use his tenacity to his advantage in order to secure possession at both ends of the ice. While greater size and strength will surely come to Thompson in the years ahead, the native of Toronto, Ontario already stands as a force to be reckoned with throughout each passing shift.