The Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club today drafted Ottawa native Graeme Clarke with the sixth pick of the first round in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection Draft. Clarke, who turns 16 later this month, is a right-winger that scored 36 goals and 51 points in 33 games with the Toronto Marlboros this past season.
“Graeme was the best pure goal scorer in the draft,” said 67’s Head Coach and GM Jeff Brown. “We’re extremely excited to draft a player of this caliber and him being a local player is an added bonus.”
Clarke played Bantam with the Ottawa Senators (AAA) scoring 56 goals and 79 points in 27 games.
Draft Pick Breakdown:
Name: Graeme Clarke
Age: 15 (April 14, 2001) | Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 163 lbs.
Position: RW | Last team: Toronto Marlboros
2016-17 Stats: GP – 33 | G – 36 | A – 15 | PTS – 51 | PIM – 16
The OHL Priority Selection Draft consists of 15 rounds with the 67’s having 12 more picks over the next 14 rounds.
Ottawa 67’s Draft Selections:
- Round 1, 6th: Graeme Clarke from the Toronto Marlboro Minor Midget AAA
- Round 2, 39th: Jack Quinn from the Kanata Lasers Midget AAA
- Round 3: 47th: Lucas Peric of the Halton Hurricanes
- Round 3: 59th: Austen Swankler of the Pittsburgh Penguins 16U
- Round 5: 87th: Tyler Gilberds of the Vaughan Kings
- Round 6: 106th: Egor Afanasyev from the Detroit Little Caesars 16U
- Round 7: 126th: Gavin Wood from the Waterloo Wolves Minor Midget AAA
- Round 9: 166th: Luke Pearson of the Whitby Wildcats Minor Midget AAA
- Round 10: 186th: Jacob DiDanieli of the Whitby Wildcats Minor Midget AAA
- Round 11: 206th: Cole Burtch out of the Mississauga Reps AAA
- Round 12: 226th: Trevor Kuntar from the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U
- Round 13: 246th: Bruce Coltart of the Smith Falls Bears Midget AAA
- Round 14: 266th: Brendan Tomilson of the Central Ontario Wolves
- Round 15: 283rd: Matthew Rosenberg from the North York Rangers
67’s fans can tune into the LIVE draft show streamed on the OHL website beginning at 9:00 a.m. The 67’s will also be live tweeting the selections made by the team. Follow along on Twitter @Ottawa67sHockey.