OTTAWA — The Ottawa 67’s have picked 16-year-old forward Austen Keating from the Guelph Gryphons Minor Midget AAA with the team’s first-round selection of the 2015 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.
Born: March 7, 1999
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 161 lbs.
Notes: Captained the Guelph Gryphons Minor Midget AAA squad during the 2014-15 season … Scored 30 goals and 30 assists in 36 regular-season games … Had six points in five games at the 2014 OHL Cup for the Gryphons … “He sees the ice really well and has a great shot, He’s definitely ready for the next level and has what it takes,” Gryphons coach Ryan Black told the Guelph Mercury … Youngest of four children … Parents are Bill and Melanie Keating … Also played lacrosse … Attends Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School in Guelph … Played two games this season for the Guelph Hurricanes of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL).