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77 GTHL players selected in 2024 OHL Priority Selection

On April 12-13, the Ontario Hockey League held the 2024 OHL Priority Selection featuring a total of 302 players chosen through the 15-round process. The annual Priority Selection for North American players born predominantly in 2008 was held online over two days, with Rounds 1-3 on April 12 and the remaining Rounds 4-15 on April 13.

Of the 302 players, the Greater Toronto Hockey League had 77 players have their name called from 11 different clubs, accounting for 25.5 per cent of players chosen. In the opening round of the draft, 11 GTHL players were selected, including six in the top 10.

Vaughan King and GTHL champion Alessandro Di Iorio was the first GTHL player to have his named called at second overall by the Sarnia Sting. Braidy Wassilyn (Markham Majors) and Cole Zurawski (Mississauga Rebels) followed shortly after at fourth and sixth overall respectively, while Pierce Mbuyi (Toronto Marlboros) and Caleb Malhotra (Vaughan Kings) went back-to-back at seventh and eighth overall. Tyler Challenger of the North York Rangers went 10th overall.

The first defenceman selected from the GTHL was Kohyn Eshkawkogan (North York Rangers) at 21st overall to the Ottawa 67’s, with Gavin Betts (Mississauga Rebels) being the first of eight GTHL goaltenders at 37th overall to the Kingston Frontenacs.

The 77 GTHL players selected included 42 forwards, 27 defencemen, and eight goaltenders. The 42 forwards represented 24.7 per cent of the total 170 selected by OHL teams. The 27 defencemen made up 26.5 per cent of the 102 selected, and the eight goaltenders totalled for 26.6 per cent of the 30 netminders.

Of the 13 GTHL’s ‘AAA’ competing clubs, 11 had players selected with the North York Rangers leading the way at 16. The Toronto Marlboros and GTHL champion Vaughan Kings each had 13 players hear their name called, while the Toronto Jr. Canadiens were a close third with a total of 10. The Mississauga Rebels and Markham Majors had nine and six players selected respectively. Three Mississauga Senators were selected, while the Don Mills Flyers, Reps Hockey Club, and Toronto Titans each had two players drafted. Rounding out the selections, the Toronto Red Wings were represented with one player picked.

Of the 20 OHL teams, 19 selected a GTHL player.

For more information on the 2024 OHL Priority Selection, visit ontariohockeyleague.com.

2024 OHL PRIORITY SELECTION – GTHL PLAYERS 

RD OV. OHL TEAM GTHL PLAYER POSITION GTHL TEAM
1 2 SARNIA STING ALESSANDRO DI IORIO CENTRE VAUGHAN KINGS
1 4 NIAGARA ICEDOGS BRAIDY WASSILYN CENTRE MARKHAM MAJORS
1 6 FLINT FIREBIRDS COLE ZURAWSKI RIGHT WING MISSISSAUGA REBELS
1 7 OWEN SOUND ATTACK PIERCE MBUYI LEFT WING TORONTO MARLBOROS
1 8 KINGSTON FRONTENACS CALEB MALHOTRA CENTRE VAUGHAN KINGS
1 10 ERIE OTTERS TYLER CHALLENGER LEFT WING NORTH YORK RANGERS
1 13 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS ADAM VALENTINI CENTRE TORONTO MARLBOROS
1 17 OSHAWA GENERALS BRADY SMITH RIGHT WING NORTH YORK RANGERS
1 18 SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS RYDER CALI CENTRE MARKHAM MAJORS
1 19 SAGINAW SPIRIT DIMIAN ZHILKIN RIGHT WING TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
1 21 OTTAWA 67’S KOHYN ESHKAWAKOGAN DEFENCE NORTH YORK RANGERS
 2 25  ERIE OTTERS  LUCAS AMBROSIO  DEFENCE  TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
2 27 BARRIE COLTS BEN BOWEN LEFT WING VAUGHAN KINGS
2 31 KITCHENER RANGERS ALEXANDER BILECKI DEFENCE MISSISSAUGA REBELS
2 37 KINGSTON FRONTENACS GAVIN BETTS GOALTENDER MISSISSAUGA REBELS
3  44  NIAGARA ICEDOGS  MATTHEW HUMPHRIES  GOALTENDER MARKHAM MAJORS
 3  48  FLINT FIREBIRDS  GAGE BRANDON  CENTRE  VAUGHAN KINGS
 3  49  KITCHENER RANGERS  WESTON CAMERON  CENTRE  TORONTO MARLBOROS
3 50 BARRIE COLTS COLE EMERTON DEFENCE VAUGHAN KINGS
3 56 NIAGARA ICEDOGS NICHOLAS FRASCA DEFENCE TORONTO MARLBOROS
3 58 WINDSOR SPITFIRES ANDREW ROBINSON DEFENCE VAUGHAN KINGS
3 60 SAGINAW SPIRIT  BRADY KNOWLING  GOALTENDER NORTH YORK RANGERS
4  63  FLINT FIREBIRDS  CHRISTIAN COLOSIMO  DEFENCE  MISSISSAUGA REBELS
4 65 OSHAWA GENERALS  ANTHONY FIGLIOMENI  RIGHT WING  TORONTO MARLBOROS
4 72  ERIE OTTERS  MICHAEL D’ALESSIO  DEFENCE  VAUGHAN KINGS
4  80  SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS WILLIAM CAMPUTARO  GOALTENDER  TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
4 82 SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS HARRIS PANGRETITSCH DEFENCE TORONTO MARLBOROS
5 88 OTTAWA 67’S LUCA BONOMO DEFENCE NORTH YORK RANGERS
5 94 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS ZACH NYMAN DEFENCE VAUGHAN KINGS
5 100 SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS CHARLES ASHCROFT DEFENCE NORTH YORK RANGERS
5 101 SARNIA STING RYAN CHAMBERLAIN CENTRE TORONTO MARLBOROS
6 103 KINGSTON FRONTENACS ADAM KELLY CENTRE TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
6 104 OWEN SOUND ATTACK JET KWAJAH DEFENCE TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
6 105 PETERBOROUGH PETES ALEXANDER HAGE CENTRE VAUGHAN KINGS
6 106 SARNIA STING WILL GARRETT DEFENCE NORTH YORK RANGERS
6 109 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS PETER KOUKOUVES DEFENCE TORONTO MARLBOROS
6 113 NIAGARA ICEDOGS CHARLIE HOTLES CENTRE NORTH YORK RANGERS
6 119 OSHAWA GENERALS JALEN LOBO LEFT WING NORTH YORK RANGERS
6 120 FLINT FIREBIRDS CAMERON TULLY DEFENCE MISSISSAUGA REBELS
7 127 OTTAWA 67’S CLARENCE ALLAIN LEFT WING VAUGHAN KINGS
7 134 SUDBURY WOLVES OWEN MCGUCKIN RIGHT WING MISSISSAUGA REBELS
7 140 SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS NOLAN LONG CENTRE DON MILLS FLYERS
8 145 PETERBOROUGH PETES ELIJAH CHAVEZ LEFT WING VAUGHAN KINGS
8 147 BARRIE COLTS JACKSON KIMELMAN CENTRE NORTH YORK RANGERS
8 156 OTTAWA 67’S BRAYDEN KRAWCZYK CENTRE TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
8 157 KITCHENER RANGERS JACOB XU DEFENCE TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
9 171 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS JACOB BULTJE RIGHT WING NORTH YORK RANGERS
9 175 ERIE OTTERS MICHAEL TAMBURRO GOALTENDER REPS HOCKEY CLUB
9 177 GUELPH STORM ALEX CARSCADDEN CENTRE MISSISSAUGA REBELS
10 183 NIAGARA ICEDOGS EVAN AKERMAN GOALTENDER MISSISSAUGA SENATORS
10 186 SARNIA STING MAX GROVESTINE GOALTENDER NORTH YORK RANGERS
10 188 FLINT FIREBIRDS ULYSSES LOMBARDI CENTRE NORTH YORK RANGERS
10 191 GUELPH STORM JAKE DICAPO LEFT WING TORONTO MARLBOROS
10 197 KITCHENER RANGERS JUDE BRAY DEFENCE TORONTO MARLBOROS
11 212 ERIE OTTERS KAYDEN EDWARDS LEFT WING TORONTO MARLBOROS
11 214 FLINT FIREBIRDS CARTER KUCHER DEFENCE TORONTO TITANS
11 215 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS RONAN CLARKE DEFENCE MARKHAM MAJORS
12 226 SARNIA STING ROMEO DI BIASE DEFENCE NORTH YORK RANGERS
12 227 NIAGARA ICEDOGS JERRY WANG DEFENCE MISSISSAUGA SENATORS
12 231 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS COLTON WOODS LEFT WING MISSISSAUGA REBELS
12 234 SUDBURY WOLVES BODHI RYAN CENTRE TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
12 235 NORTH BAY BATTALION JAVIAN NEI CENTRE TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
13 243 NIAGARA ICEDOGS CARTER OWEN-SPEELZIEK LEFT WING DON MILLS FLYERS
13 244 WINDSOR SPITFIRES CAMERON INGRAM GOALTENDER TORONTO JR. CANADIENS
13 248 FLINT FIREBIRDS TYLER CLARK LEFT WING VAUGHAN KINGS
13 249 OWEN SOUND ATTACK OWEN BARFOOT CENTRE NORTH YORK RANGERS
13 250 KINGSTON FRONTENACS JOSH LEVY DEFENCE VAUGHAN KINGS
13 259 OSHAWA GENERALS ZEKUN ZHANG DEFENCE TORONTO MARLBOROS
13 262 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS CALUM MURPHY RIGHT WING MARKHAM MAJORS
14 271 GUELPH STORM JULIAN WALTERS RIGHT WING NORTH YORK RANGERS
14 272 ERIE OTTERS JACOB JOHNSTON CENTRE REPS HOCKEY CLUB
14 275 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS NATHANIEL BURLOCK RIGHT WING MISSISSAUGA REBELS
14 276 BRANTFORD BULLDOGS CRUZ DONER LEFT WING MARKHAM MAJORS
14 279 OSHAWA GENERALS MICHAEL MARRELLI DEFENCE TORONTO RED WINGS
15 290 GUELPH STORM CALLAN NEWTON CENTRE TORONTO MARLBOROS
15 292 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS THEODORE HARRIS DEFENCE TORONTO TITANS
15 295 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS PETER SAMPSON DEFENCE MISSISSAUGA SENATORS

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