Though their 2021-22 season may have come to an end, the work on next season begins now for the Ottawa 67’s. Tonight, the first three rounds of the 2022 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection will take place, with the Barber Poles currently set to make at least three picks, and add to an already promising crop of young players.
Day 1 of the draft, featuring rounds one through three, will be aired across the province on Rogers TV, YourTV, Eastlink, Cable 14, and Shaw Spotlight community stations, as well as the OHL Action Pak. Fans can also stream entire draft process, including rounds 4-15 on Day 2, live on CHL TV, or follow along with the OHL Draft Tracker, and right here at Ottawa67s.com.
The first night is shaping up to be a busy one for the 67’s, with the scouting team — led by General Manager James Boyd and Asst. General Manager/Director of Scouting Jan Egert — currently in possession of two picks in the first round alone. Ottawa is set to pick seventh overall, and were also awarded a compensatory 21st overall pick, following a trade earlier in the season.
From there, the Barber Poles own one pick in the second round, at 39th overall, by way of the Kingston Frontenacs.
On Day 2 of the draft, tomorrow, the 67’s have a fourth-round pick (70th overall), a fifth-round pick (90th overall), a sixth-round pick (110th overall), a seventh-round pick (130th overall), an eighth-round pick (150th overall), a ninth-round pick (170th overall), a 10th-round pick (190th overall), an 11th-round pick (210th overall), a 12th-round pick (230th overall), a 13th-round pick (250th overall), a 14th-round pick (270th overall), and a 15th-round pick (290th overall).
Ottawa made a couple of moves, yesterday, using a surplus of picks in this year’s draft to acquire selections in the future. The 67’s traded the 42nd overall pick in 2022 to the Soo Greyhounds, in exchange for a third-round pick in 2024 (Ottawa), and the Soo’s second-round pick in 2025. Not done there, Ottawa sent this year’s 77th overall selection back to its original owner, the London Knights, and received a third-round pick in 2024 (Kitchener), in return.
It’s sure to be an exciting two days, so make sure to follow along with us for both days of the 2022 OHL Priority Selection.