Overview of the O: OHL to the NHL; Meet the newest NHL prospects from the OHL

The Ontario Hockey League was well represented at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The draft held on Canadian soil as Vancouver, B.C held the festivities. Seven rounds have been completed and here are your 2019 NHL draft picks from the OHL.

1st Round:

The first OHL member selected at this year NHL entry draft was defenseman Thomas Harley. The Steelheads rearguard was selected 18th overall by the Dallas Stars.

Niagara IceDogs forward Philip Tomasino was the second player from the OHL selected during the 2019 NHL entry draft, Philip was drafted 24th overall by the Nashville Predators.

The London Knights did not have to wait long to have one of their own called to the stage during the NHL draft. Forward Connor McMichael was selected 25th overall by the Washington Capitals.

Ryan Suzuki the standout forward from the Barrie Colts was selected 28th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes. Suzuki will join former Barrie Colts forward Andrei Svechnikov in the ‘Canes organization.

2nd Round:

Hamilton Bulldogs forward Arthur Kaliyev was the first OHL player drafted in the second round. Kaliyev was drafted in the 2nd round, 33rd overall by the LA Kings. A sigh of relief after pre-draft rankings had Arthur projected as a 1st round pick.

Sarnia Sting forward Jamieson Rees was drafted in the 2nd round, 44th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes. Jamieson was the second OHL player taken in round 2.

The Windsor Spitfires celebrated when forward Egor Afanasyev was selected in the 2nd round, 45th overall by the Nashville Predators. Egor recently signed with the Spitfires.

The Flint Firebirds had their import defenseman Vladislav Kolyachonok drafted during the 2nd round of the NHL Entry Draft. Vladislav was taken 52nd overall by the Florida Panthers.

The Peterborough Petes saw forward Nick Robertson become a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect. Nick was drafted 2nd round, 53rd overall by the Maple Leafs, this was the first draft selection for the Leafs at the 2019 NHL entry draft.

The Petes did not have time to sit down as they had two players selected back to back. Goaltender Hunter Jones was drafted 2nd round, 59th overall by the Minnesota Wild.

The Ottawa 67’s did not have to wait until the 3rd round to cheer as one of their players was drafted. Nikita Okhotyuk was taken in the 2nd round, 61st overall by the New Jersey Devils.

3rd Round:

The 67’s started off the 3rd round as forward Graeme Clarke was drafted 80th overall by the New Jersey Devils. Graeme will join fellow teammate Nikita Okhotyuk in the Devils organization.

Mississauga Steelheads had their second player selected during the 3rd round of the NHL entry draft. Forward Cole Schwindt was taken 81st overall by the Florida Panthers.

The Kitchener Rangers finally got one of their own on the stage. Defenseman Michael Vukojevic was drafted in the 3rd round, 82nd overall by the New Jersey Devils.

4th Round:

The Saginaw Spirit represented during the NHL draft by Mason Millman. The Spirit defender was drafted during the 4th round, 103rd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flint Firebirds had another player drafted to the NHL during the 2019 entry draft. Forward Ethan Keppen was drafted during the 4th round, 122nd overall by the host team, Vancouver Canucks.

5th Round:

The Soo Greyhounds defenseman Jacob Leguerrier was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL entry draft. Jacob was selected 5th round 126th overall.

Mason Primeau from the North Bay Battalion was selected during the 5th round, 141st overall by the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

A second member of the Saginaw Spirit was drafted in the 5th round of the NHL entry draft. Forward Nicholas Porco was selected 142nd overall by the Dallas Stars.

London Knights forward Matvey Guskov was the 5th round selection for the Minnesota Wild, the faceoff specialist was taken 149th overall.

Mississauga Steelheads forward Keenan Washkurak will join the 2018-2019 Stanley Cup champions organization. Keean was drafted in the 5th round, 155th overall by the St. Louis Blues.

6th Round:

Kitchener Rangers 2018-2019 team point leader Greg Meireles was drafted in the 6th round, 168th overall by the Florida Panthers. The second Rangers player was taken in the 2019 NHL entry draft.

Sudbury Wolves forward Blake Murray was selected during the 6th round of the draft. Blake was drafted 183rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Barrie Colts send another team member to the NHL during the 2019 NHL draft. Defenseman Mathew Hill was taken in the 6th round, 186th overall by the Anaheim Ducks.

7th Round:

Cole Coskey was the first pick in the 7th round for OHL players. Cole was taken by the New York Islanders 209th overall.

The final OHL player taken in the 2019 NHL Entry draft was from the Windsor Spitfires. Center-man Tyler Angle was selected in the 7th round, 212th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Congratulations to all the players drafted during the 2019 NHL Entry Draft held in Vancouver B.C.