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53 OHL Players in NHL CS Midterm Rankings

By: OHL.com Staff
Photo: Robert Lefebvre – Icelevel Photography

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that 53 OHL players appear in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft which takes place June 26-27 in Sunrise, Florida.

The domestic rankings list a total of 210 North American skaters including 46 from the OHL, also listing an additional 35 North American goaltenders including seven that currently compete in the league.

Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters is the top ranked North American skater and headlines a list of six OHL players appearing in the top-30.  Fellow Canadian National Junior Team gold medalist Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs is listed at number four, followed the Otters’ Dylan Strome at number five.  OHL top scorer Mitchell Marner appears at number seven in the rankings, followed by Pavel Zacha of the Sarnia Sting at number eight, and Travis Konecny of the Ottawa 67’s at 26.

Three of the top-10 ranked goalies are also from the OHL led by Mackenzie Blackwood of the Barrie Colts at number one, Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack at number six, and Connor Hicks of the Belleville Bulls at number 10.

A total of 150 players from the Canadian Hockey League appear in the rankings led by the OHL’s 53, followed by 51 players from the Western Hockey League, and 46 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

All 40 of the CHL players competing in the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Thursday January 22 in St. Catharines, ON, appear in the Midterm Rankings featuring 32 of the top-60 skaters and a total of 13 OHL players.

Last season, 60 OHL players appeared in the Midterm Rankings before 41 were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft including 10 OHL players chosen in the first round.

OHL North American Skaters:

Players in bold will compete in 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Rank, Name, Club, League, Birthdate, Height, Weight, Position, Shot

1 MCDAVID, CONNOR   ERIE OHL 13-Jan-1997 6′ 0.75″ 195 lbs * C L

4 CROUSE, LAWSON   KINGSTON OHL 23-Jun-1997 6′ 4.0″ 211 lbs * LW L

5 STROME, DYLAN   ERIE OHL 07-Mar-1997 6′ 3.0″ 187 lbs * C L

7 MARNER, MITCHELL   LONDON OHL 05-May-1997 5′ 11.0″ 155 lbs * C R

8 ZACHA, PAVEL   SARNIA OHL 06-Apr-1997 6′ 3.0″ 210 lbs * C L

26 KONECNY, TRAVIS   OTTAWA OHL 11-Mar-1997 5′ 9.75″ 174 lbs * C R

33 VANDE SOMPEL,   MITCHELL OSHAWA OHL 11-Feb-1997 5′ 10.0″ 182 lbs * D L

41 KOROSTELEV, NIKITA   SARNIA OHL 08-Feb-1997 6′ 1.25″ 195 lbs * RW R

44 SPEERS, BLAKE   SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 02-Jan-1997 5′ 10.75″ 180 lbs * C R

47 DERMOTT, TRAVIS   ERIE OHL 22-Dec-1996 5′ 11.25″ 197 lbs * D L

51 SPENCER, MATTHEW   PETERBOROUGH OHL 24-Mar-1997 6′ 1.5″ 201 lbs * D R

53 DUNN, VINCE   NIAGARA OHL 29-Oct-1996 5′ 11.75″ 182 lbs * D L

54 KNOTT, GRAHAM   NIAGARA OHL 13-Jan-1997 6′ 3.25″ 192 lbs * LW L

56 SENYSHYN, ZACHARY   SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 30-Mar-1997 6′ 1.0″ 192 lbs * RW R

67 CAPOBIANCO, KYLE   SUDBURY OHL 13-Aug-1997 6′ 1.0″ 178 lbs * D L

68 BOURAMMAN, GUSTAV   SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 24-Jan-1997 5′ 11.25″ 184 lbs * D R

84 ANDERSSON, RASMUS   BARRIE OHL 27-Oct-1996 6′ 0.0″ 210 lbs * D R

88 CIRELLI, ANTHONY   OSHAWA OHL 15-Jul-1997 5′ 11.5″ 160 lbs * C L

92 MARTENET, CHRIS   LONDON OHL 25-Sep-1996 6′ 7.0″ 198 lbs * D L

95 LUFF, MATT   BELLEVILLE OHL 05-May-1997 6′ 1.5″ 179 lbs * RW R

96 SZYPULA, ETHAN   OWEN SOUND OHL 28-Jan-1997 5′ 10.5″ 168 lbs * C R

98 SCHEMITSCH, THOMAS   OWEN SOUND OHL 26-Oct-1996 6′ 3.0″ 205 lbs * D R

111 RADKE, ROY   BARRIE OHL 10-Dec-1996 6′ 2.5″ 203 lbs * RW R

113 STEPHENS, MITCHELL   SAGINAW OHL 05-Feb-1997 5′ 11.25″ 184 lbs * C R

116 SUTER, PIUS   GUELPH OHL 24-May-1996 5′ 11.0″ 165 lbs * C L

117 MCCOOL, HAYDEN   WINDSOR OHL 11-Apr-1997 6′ 3.0″ 200 lbs * C L

119 LEMCKE, JUSTIN   BELLEVILLE OHL 13-Feb-1997 6′ 2.25″ 200 lbs * D R

124 MCKENZIE, BRETT   NORTH BAY OHL 12-Mar-1997 6′ 1.75″ 190 lbs * C L

127 ADDISON, JEREMIAH   OTTAWA OHL 21-Oct-1996 5′ 11.75″ 182 lbs * LW L

129 BETZ, NICK   ERIE OHL 18-Jul-1995 6′ 4.25″ 220 lbs * RW R

135 MACARTHUR, TYLER   OWEN SOUND OHL 25-May-1997 6′ 3.5″ 177 lbs * D R

143 FOX, TRENT   BELLEVILLE OHL 16-Jul-1997 6′ 2.0″ 190 lbs * C L

145 SALITURO, DANTE   OTTAWA OHL 15-Nov-1996 5′ 8.25″ 178 lbs * C R

147 MANGIAPANE, ANDREW   BARRIE OHL 04-Apr-1996 5′ 10.0″ 170 lbs * LW L

151 FRANZEN, GUSTAF   KITCHENER OHL 22-Sep-1996 5′ 10.75″ 173 lbs * C R

153 LINDBERG, BRANDON   SARNIA OHL 24-Sep-1996 6′ 0.5″ 205 lbs * C L

154 WHITE, COLTON   SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 03-May-1997 6′ 0.0″ 182 lbs * D L

158 MILLER, DAVID   KITCHENER OHL 25-Sep-1996 5′ 8.5″ 180 lbs * C R

159 ARTEMOV, ARTEM   SAGINAW OHL 17-Jan-1997 5′ 10.5″ 200 lbs LW R

171 LIZOTTE, CAMERON   PETERBOROUGH OHL 24-Aug-1997 6′ 1.25″ 193 lbs * D L

173 CRAWLEY, BRANDON   LONDON OHL 02-Feb-1997 6′ 0.5″ 198 lbs * D L

180 PALMU, PETRUS   OWEN SOUND OHL 16-Jul-1997 5′ 5.75″ 169 lbs * LW L

181 DESROCHER, STEPHEN OSHAWA OHL 26-Jan-1996 6′ 3.75″ 198 lbs * D L

186 LAISHRAM, ADAM BELLEVILLE OHL 08-Apr-1997 5′ 8.5″ 158 lbs * RW R

193 MCFADDEN, GARRETT GUELPH OHL 21-Aug-1997 5′ 10.5″ 180 lbs * D L

195 CRAWFORD, MARCUS SAGINAW OHL 21-Mar-1997 5′ 11.0″ 193 lbs * D R

OHL North American Goaltenders:

Rank, Name, Club, League, Birthdate, Height, Weight, Position, Catches

1 BLACKWOOD, MACKENZIE   BARRIE OHL 09-Dec-1996 6′ 4.0″ 215 lbs * L

6 MCNIVEN, MICHAEL   OWEN SOUND OHL 09-Jul-1997 6′ 0.5″ 205 lbs * L

10 HICKS, CONNOR   BELLEVILLE OHL 20-Feb-1997 6′ 3.25″ 189 lbs * L

14 HERBST, LIAM   OTTAWA OHL 14-Sep-1996 6′ 3.75″ 194 lbs * R

17 HELVIG, JEREMY   KINGSTON OHL 25-May-1997 6′ 2.75″ 216 lbs * L

26 FLINN, JACK   OWEN SOUND OHL 20-Dec-1995 6′ 7.0″ 223 lbs * L

27 BOWMAN, ZACK   PLYMOUTH OHL 31-Jul-1997 6′ 0.0″ 168 lbs * L

Please visit www.nhl.com to see the full rankings.

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