Jeremiah Addison (#10)
Affectionately known as “Addy”, Jeremiah Addison broke out in his draft eligible year. He tallied more points last season than he had in the two seasons prior. Lining up with 67’s leading scorer Dante Salituro may have helped, though the gritty winger works extremely hard for every point. Drafted in the 7th round by the Montreal Canadiens this year, Addison took part in their rookie tournament and netted himself a goal. Jeremiah should be a key contributor in a 67’s win tonight.
Noel Hoefenmayer (#2)
One of a few rookie defensemen on Ottawa’s roster, Hoefenmayer scored his first OHL goal last night in Peterborough. The youngster looked steady against the Petes, finishing the game among only six 67’s players with a plus rating. Hoefenmayer should be force on Ottawa’s blue line tonight, and throughout the entire season.
Dante Salituro (#96)
It’s uncertain if Salituro will make it to Mississauga in time for tonight’s game, as he was just (today at 3 p.m.) released from Columbus Blue Jackets training camp. He was a free agent invitee by the NHL club, though he lasted far longer than some of the Blue Jackets top prospects. If Dante can make the trip in time, look for him to bolster an already offensively deep 67’s lineup.
Sean Day (#4)
Granted exceptional player status by the OHL in 2013, defenseman Sean Day has not disappointed through his first two seasons in the league. At only 16, Day scored 10 goals and added 26 assists last season. Known for his offensive skills, Day’s 6’3”, 241 lb. frame helps out on the defensive side of his game as well. Look for Day to play big against the 67’s tonight.
Michael McLeod (#10)
After his younger brother, Ryan, was traded to the Steelheads earlier this month, Michael is now one of two McLeod’s in Mississauga. Like teammate Sean Day, Michael was also a top pick in the OHL Priority Selection. The Steelheads selected him fifth overall in the 2014 draft. As a rookie last season, McLeod recorded 12 goals and 17 assists. Both McLeod lads should anchor a talented young core in Mississauga tonight.
Owen Tippett (#74)
Yet another high draft selection, Owen Tippett was taken fourth overall by the Steelheads in this year’s OHL Priority Selection. He tallied 52 goals and 35 assists in 50 games with the Toronto Red Wings Minor Midgets last season. He possesses world class speed and a tremendous shot, and should be all over the scoresheet if Mississauga hopes to defeat the 67’s.