The 2021 NHL Entry Draft will be taking place Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24, 2021, with the first round going Friday and rounds 2-7 on Saturday. This year’s draft will once again be held virtually.
The Ottawa 67’s will have six draft-eligible players in this weekend’s draft: forwards Jack Beck, Brenden Sirizzotti and Thomas Johnston, and defencemen Jack Matier and Ranvir Gill-Shane, and goalie Max Donoso.
Jack Beck – LW
Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON
NHL Central Scouting: 82nd among North American Skaters
Drafted in the second round (#31) of the 2019 OHL Draft, Beck had a strong first season, scoring 7 goals and earning 12 assists for a total of 19 points in 56 games while playing on a line with team scoring leader Jack Quinn and Mitch Hoelscher. Beck had 33 goals and 41 assists for a total of 74 points in 73 games leading up to the 67’s drafting him in the second round in 2019.
Brenden Sirizzotti – RW
Hometown: Whitby, ON
NHL Central Scouting: 143rd among North American Skaters
Brenden Sirizzotti appeared in nine games during the 2019-2020 season and scored his first career OHL goal. Sirizzotti was drafted in the second round (#32) of the 2019 OHL Draft, one pick behind Jack Beck.
Thomas Johnston – RW
Hometown: Oshawa, ON
In his first season with the Barber Poles in the 2019-20 season, TJ posted 1 goal and 5 assists before the season got cut short. Johnston was selected in the 3rd round, 52nd overall by the 67’s in the 2019 OHL Draft.
Jack Matier- D
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, ON
NHL Central Scouting: 79th among North American Skaters
Drafted in the first round (#21) of the 2019 OHL Draft, Matier collected 9 points in 56 games for the Barber Poles in the 2019-2020 season. Matier previously helped lead Canada to a gold medal at the 2021 IIHF U18 Championships back in May.
Ranvir Gill-Shane- D
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
NHL Central Scouting: 163rd among North American Skaters
Ranvir Gill-Shane has only nine OHL games under his belt after being drafted in the 4th round (#83) of the 2019 OHL Draft but will be looking to be a big presence on the 67’s blue line this coming season.
Max Donoso – G
Hometown: Windsor, ON
Selected in the 5th round, 98th overall, of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection Draft, Donoso had managed to stand out and get drafted by the Barber Poles after a great 2018-2019 season with the Windsor Jr. Spitfires, keeping a goals against average of 2.02, which was the best GAA in all of the AHMMPL.
The Windsor native played 13 games for Salisbury in 2019-2020 and collected six clean sheets for his club, while averaging a .927 save percentage.
Fans will be able to watch the first round of the NHL Entry Draft on Friday, July 23 starting at 8 p.m. ET on Sportsnet and SN NOW, live from the NHL Network Studios in Secauscus, N.J. Fans can also watch Rounds 2-7 on Saturday, July 24 on Sportsnet and SN NOW.