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Konecny, Henley and Salituro Among OHL Players to Watch for 2015 NHL Draft

41 players from the Ontario Hockey League were listed among NHL Central Scouting’s ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2015 NHL Draft which takes place June 26-27 in Sunrise, Florida.

Six OHL skaters received an ‘A rating’ indicating a first round candidate with a group that includes OHL Rookie of the Year Travis Konecny of the Ottawa 67’s, and a pair of Erie Otters Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome.

11 skaters and one goaltender received a ‘B rating’ which indicates second/third round candidates, while 21 skaters and two goaltenders received a ‘C rating’ which indicates fourth/fifth/sixth round NHL Draft candidates.

The 67’s, Kitchener Rangers, and Owen Sound Attack each have four ‘Players to Watch’ followed by the Otters, Barrie Colts, and Niagara IceDogs with three players listed.

41 OHL players were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft including 10 players chosen in the first round.

NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ for the 2015 NHL Draft:

A Skaters:
CROUSE, LAWSON  KINGSTON  23-Jun-1997 6′ 4.0″ 211 lbs * LW L
KONECNY, TRAVIS  OTTAWA  11-Mar-1997 5′ 9.75″ 173 lbs * C R
MARNER, MITCHELL  LONDON  05-May-1997 5′ 11.0″ 155 lbs * C R
MCDAVID, CONNOR  ERIE  13-Jan-1997 6′ 0.75″ 195 lbs * C L
STROME, DYLAN  ERIE  07-Mar-1997 6′ 3.0″ 187 lbs * C L
ZACHA, PAVEL  SARNIA  06-Apr-1997 6′ 3.0″ 210 lbs * C L

B Skaters:
ANDERSSON, RASMUS  BARRIE  27-Oct-1996 6′ 0.0″ 210 lbs * D R
DERMOTT, TRAVIS  ERIE  22-Dec-1996 5′ 11.25″ 197 lbs * D L
DUNN, VINCE  NIAGARA  29-Oct-1996 5′ 11.75″ 182 lbs * D L
FRANZEN, GUSTAF  KITCHENER  22-Sep-1996 5′ 10.75″ 173 lbs * C R
KNOTT, GRAHAM  NIAGARA  13-Jan-1997 6′ 3.25″ 192 lbs * LW L
KOROSTELEV, NIKITA  SARNIA  08-Feb-1997 6′ 1.25″ 195 lbs * RW R
LEMCKE, JUSTIN  BELLEVILLE  13-Feb-1997 6′ 2.25″ 200 lbs * D R
MILLER, DAVID  SAULT STE. MARIE  25-Sep-1996 5′ 8.5″ 180 lbs * C R
SPENCER, MATTHEW  PETERBOROUGH  24-Mar-1997 6′ 1.5″ 201 lbs * D R
STEPHENS, MITCHELL  SAGINAW  05-Feb-1997 5′ 11.25″ 184 lbs * C R
VANDE SOMPEL, MITCHELL  OSHAWA  11-Feb-1997 5′ 10.0″ 182 lbs * D L

C Skaters:
BLAISDELL, DOUG  KITCHENER  20-Feb-1997 6′ 2.25″ 209 lbs * D L
CRAIEVICH, ADAM  GUELPH  09-May-1997 6′ 0.75″ 192 lbs * RW R
DUNDA, LIAM  PLYMOUTH  15-Sep-1997 6′ 4.25″ 212 lbs * LW L
FOSS, RYAN  WINDSOR  27-Jan-1996 6′ 3.25″ 184 lbs * C/LW L
HARDING, SAM  OSHAWA  31-Mar-1997 5′ 11.75″ 180 lbs * C R
HENLEY, TROY  OTTAWA  13-Jan-1997 5′ 11.25″ 194 lbs * D R
KASHTANOV, IVAN  SUDBURY  24-Feb-1997 5′ 11.0″ 207 lbs * LW R
KOHN, MASON  KITCHENER  03-May-1997 5′ 10.5″ 188 lbs * C L
LLEWELLYN, DARBY  KITCHENER  19-Jul-1996 6′ 0.5″ 180 lbs * LW L
MARTENET, CHRIS  LONDON  25-Sep-1996 6′ 7.0″ 198 lbs * D L
MCCOOL, HAYDEN  NIAGARA  11-Apr-1997 6′ 3.0″ 200 lbs * C L
MCFADDEN, GARRETT  GUELPH  21-Aug-1997 5′ 10.5″ 180 lbs * D L
MCKENZIE, BRETT  NORTH BAY  12-Mar-1997 6′ 1.75″ 190 lbs * C L
MERCER, CULLEN  PLYMOUTH  02-May-1997 5′ 11.75″ 189 lbs * C R
RADKE, ROY  BARRIE  10-Dec-1996 6′ 2.5″ 203 lbs * RW R
SALITURO, DANTE  OTTAWA  15-Nov-1996 5′ 7.75″ 196 lbs C R
SCHEMITSCH, THOMAS  OWEN SOUND  26-Oct-1996 6′ 3.0″ 205 lbs * D R
SPEERS, BLAKE  SAULT STE. MARIE  02-Jan-1997 5′ 10.75″ 180 lbs * C R
SZYPULA, ETHAN  OWEN SOUND  28-Jan-1997 5′ 10.5″ 168 lbs * C R
TYANULIN, ARTUR  OTTAWA  20-Jan-1997 5′ 9.0″ 163 lbs LW L
WALTERS, CONNOR  OWEN SOUND  05-Jun-1997 5′ 11.75″ 197 lbs * D R

B Goaltenders:
BLACKWOOD, MACKENZIE  BARRIE  09-Dec-1996 6′ 4.0″ 215 lbs * G L

C Goaltenders:
HELVIG, JEREMY  KINGSTON  25-May-1997 6′ 2.75″ 216 lbs * G L
MCNIVEN, MICHAEL  OWEN SOUND  09-Jul-1997 6′ 0.5″ 205 lbs * G L

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