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24 GTHL alumni selected in 2024 NHL Draft

The Greater Toronto Hockey League is proud to highlight the 24 alumni selected in the 2024 NHL Draft, held at the Sphere in Las Vegas on June 28-29.

Of the 24 players selected, six had their names called in the first round accounting for 18.75 per cent, with the highlight coming when former Toronto Marlboro Beckett Sennecke was picked third overall by the Anaheim Ducks. All six of the GTHL graduates were 2022 GTHL Top Prospects. In each of the seven rounds, at least two GTHL alumni were selected.

The first round also featured two pairs of former GTHL teammates selected in Sennecke and Sam Dickinson (Marlboros), and Zayne Parekh and Liam Greentree (Markham Majors). Overall,  a total of five pairs and/or triplets of former Under-16 GTHL teammates were selected throughout the 2024 NHL Draft.

  • Sennecke and Dickinson were teammates with the 2006-born U16 Toronto Marlboros (2021-22 season)
  • Parekh and Greentree were teammates with the 2006-born U16 Markham Majors (2021-22 season)
  • Michael Hage, Jacob Battaglia, and Henry Mews were teammates with the 2006-born U16 Toronto Jr. Canadiens (2021-22 season)
  • Sam O’Reilly, Logan Sawyer, and Kaden Pitre were teammates with the 2006-born Vaughan Kings (2021-22 season)
  • Lucas Ellinas, Kevin He, and Kieron Walton were teammates with the 2006-born North York Rangers (2021-22 season)

A total of 10 out of the GTHL’s 13 ‘AAA’ clubs were represented throughout the draft, with the Port Credit Storm spotlighted as the beginning of Luke Misa‘s minor hockey career. Leading the way with five selections were the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, while the Vaughan Kings and the North York Rangers were a close second with three each. The Marlboros, Majors, Toronto Red Wings, and Toronto Young Nationals all had two selections as the Mississauga Senators, Reps Hockey Club, and Thunder Bay Kings each saw one player chosen.

On the NHL team side, a total of 16 franchises selected at least one former GTHL player. The Calgary Flames led the way with four: Parekh (9), Battaglia (62), Mews (74), and Misa (150).

2024 NHL DRAFT FACTS: GTHL ALUMNI EDITION 

  • Kevin He became the highest drafted Chinese-born player when the Winnipeg Jets selected him 109th overall in the fourth round.
  • Jack Pridham is the son of current Toronto Maple Leafs Assistant General Manager, Brandon Pridham.
  • 13 former GTHL Top Prospects were selected in the 2024 NHL Draft:
    • Team Clark-James-Primeau: Ryerson Leenders, Landon Miller, Sam Dickinson, Riley Patterson, and Beckett Sennecke
    • Team Nolan-Stewart-Tucker: Henry Mews, Zayne Parekh, Luca Ellinas, Liam Greentree, Michael Hage, Kevin He, Sam O’Reilly, and Jacob Battaglia  
    • Jacob Battaglia was named Player of the Game for Team Nolan-Stewart-Tucker

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  • One former U18 ‘AAA’ All-Star was selected in the 2024 NHL Draft: 
    • Team Red: Finn Harding 
  • Former Toronto Jr. Canadiens teammates Jacob Battaglia and Henry Mews were both selected by the Calgary Flames.

  • Former North York Rangers teammates Kieron Walton and Kevin He were both selected by the Winnipeg Jets.

  • Henry Mews, Zayne Parekh, Sam Dickinson, Liam Greentree, Carter George, and Ryerson Leenders all won gold together with Team Canada at the at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in 2023.  
  • Luke Misa is the older brother of Michael Misa (Saginaw Spirit), who is one of the top prospects for the 2025 NHL Draft.
  • Riley Patterson’s Mississauga Senators defeated Hage, Battaglia, and Mews of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the 2022 OHL Cup Championship Final. Patterson and Hage had one assist each in this game. 
  • Michael Hage was the recipient of the NHL’s 2023-24 E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence. First awarded in 2015, the E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence is presented annually by the League to a candidate who best exemplifies commitment to excellence through strength of character, competitiveness, and athleticism. Born in Oakville, Hage rebounded from a significant injury in 2022-23 and persevered through the tragic loss of his father to finish fourth overall in scoring in the United States Hockey League (USHL) in 2023-24.

2024 NHL DRAFT – GTHL ALUMNI 

ROUND OV. NAME NHL  TEAM GTHL TEAM
1 3 Beckett Sennecke Anaheim Ducks Toronto Marlboros
1 9 Zayne Parekh Calgary Flames Markham Majors
1 11 Sam Dickinson San Jose Sharks Toronto Marlboros
1 21 Michael Hage Montreal Canadiens Toronto Jr. Canadiens
1 26 Liam Greentree Los Angeles Kings Markham Majors
1 32 Sam O’Reilly Edmonton Oilers Vaughan Kings
2 57 Carter George Los Angeles Kings Thunder Bay Kings
2 62 Jacob Battaglia Calgary Flames Toronto Jr. Canadiens
3 74 Henry Mews Calgary Flames Toronto Jr. Canadiens
3 78 Logan Sawyer Montreal Canadiens Vaughan Kings
3 86 Luca Marrelli Columbus Blue Jackets Reps Hockey Club
3 92 Jack Pridham Chicago Blackhawks Toronto Young Nationals (U15)
4 104 Lucas Ellinas Ottawa Senators North York Rangers
4 109 Kevin He Winnipeg Jets North York Rangers
4 125 Riley Patterson Vancouver Canucks Mississauga Senators
4 126 Landon Miller Detroit Red Wings Vaughan Kings
5 150 Luke Misa Calgary Flames Port Credit Storm
5 154 Jonathan Morello Boston Bruins Toronto Red Wings
6 162 Anthony Romani Vancouver Canucks Toronto Jr. Canadiens
6 163 Ty Henry Chicago Blackhawks Toronto Red Wings
6 181 Kaden Pitre Tampa Bay Lightning Vaughan Kings
6 187 Kieron Walton Winnipeg Jets North York Rangers
7 219 Ryerson Leenders Buffalo Sabres Toronto Young Nationals
7 223 Finn Harding Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto Jr. Canadiens

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