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Konecny, Addison, Herbst and Salituro Among OHL Players to Watch for 2015 NHL Draft

By: OHL Staff
Photos: Aaron Bell – OHL Images

61 players from the Ontario Hockey League were listed among the November edition of the NHL Central Scouting’s ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2015 NHL Draft which takes place June 26-27 in Sunrise, Florida.

Seven OHL skaters and one goaltender received an ‘A rating’ indicating a first round candidate with a group that includes OHL Rookie of the Year Travis Konecny of the Ottawa 67’s, and a pair of Erie Otters Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome. Barrie Colts netminder Mackenzie Blackwood was the only OHL goaltender to receive an ‘A’ rating.

Nine skaters and one goaltender received a ‘B rating’ which indicates second/third round candidates, while 36 skaters and seven goaltenders received a ‘C rating’ which indicates fourth/fifth/sixth round NHL Draft candidates.

The Erie Otters lead the OHL with seven players included on the ‘Players to Watch’ list followed by the Owen Sound Attack and Sarnia Sting, each with five players in the listing.

41 OHL players were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft including 10 players chosen in the first round.

NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ for the 2015 NHL Draft:

A SKATERS:

CROUSE, LAWSON KINGSTON 23-Jun-1997 6′ 4.0″ 211 lbs * LW L
KONECNY, TRAVIS OTTAWA 11-Mar-1997 5′ 9.75″ 174 lbs * C R
KOROSTELEV, NIKITA SARNIA 08-Feb-1997 6′ 1.25″ 195 lbs * RW R
MARNER, MITCHELL LONDON 05-May-1997 5′ 11.0″ 155 lbs * C R
MCDAVID, CONNOR ERIE 13-Jan-1997 6′ 0.75″ 195 lbs * C L
STROME, DYLAN ERIE 07-Mar-1997 6′ 3.0″ 187 lbs * C L
ZACHA, PAVEL SARNIA 06-Apr-1997 6′ 3.0″ 210 lbs * C L

A GOALTENDERS:

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

B SKATERS:

DERMOTT, TRAVIS ERIE 22-Dec-1996 5′ 11.25″ 197 lbs * D L
DUNN, VINCE NIAGARA 29-Oct-1996 5′ 11.75″ 182 lbs * D L
KNOTT, GRAHAM NIAGARA 13-Jan-1997 6′ 3.25″ 192 lbs * LW L
LEMCKE, JUSTIN BELLEVILLE 13-Feb-1997 6′ 2.25″ 200 lbs * D R
LUFF, MATT BELLEVILLE 05-May-1997 6′ 1.5″ 179 lbs * RW R
SENYSHYN, ZACHARY SAULT STE. MARIE 30-Mar-1997 6′ 1.0″ 192 lbs * RW R
SPENCER, MATTHEW PETERBOROUGH 24-Mar-1997 6′ 1.5″ 201 lbs * D R
STEPHENS, MITCHELL SAGINAW 05-Feb-1997 5′ 11.25″ 184 lbs * C R
VANDE SOMPEL, MITCHELL OSHAWA 11-Feb-1997 5′ 10.0″ 182 lbs * D L

B GOALTENDERS:

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

C SKATERS:

ADDISON, JEREMIAH OTTAWA 21-Oct-1996 5′ 11.75″ 182 lbs * LW L
ANDERSSON, RASMUS BARRIE 27-Oct-1996 6′ 0.0″ 210 lbs * D R
ARTEMOV, ARTEM SAGINAW 17-Jan-1997 5′ 10.5″ 200 lbs LW R
BETZ, NICK ERIE 18-Jul-1995 6′ 4.25″ 220 lbs * RW R
BLAISDELL, DOUG KITCHENER 20-Feb-1997 6′ 2.25″ 209 lbs * D L
BOURAMMAN, GUSTAV SAULT STE. MARIE 24-Jan-1997 5′ 11.25″ 184 lbs * D R
CAPOBIANCO, KYLE SUDBURY 13-Aug-1997 6′ 1.0″ 178 lbs * D L
CIRELLI, ANTHONY OSHAWA 15-Jul-1997 5′ 11.5″ 160 lbs * C L
CRAWFORD, MARCUS SAGINAW 21-Mar-1997 5′ 11.0″ 193 lbs * D R
CRAWLEY, BRANDON LONDON 02-Feb-1997 6′ 0.5″ 198 lbs * D L
DUNDA, LIAM PLYMOUTH 15-Sep-1997 6′ 4.25″ 212 lbs * LW L
FRANZEN, GUSTAF KITCHENER 22-Sep-1996 5′ 10.75″ 173 lbs * C R
HARDING, SAM OSHAWA 31-Mar-1997 5′ 11.75″ 180 lbs * C R
HENRIKSSON, ALEXANDER NORTH BAY 07-Feb-1995 6′ 1.75″ 209 lbs * RW R
HOLMES, MICHAEL SAGINAW 03-Feb-1997 6′ 3.0″ 175 lbs D R
KOHN, MASON KITCHENER 03-May-1997 5′ 10.5″ 188 lbs * C L
KREIS, MATTHEW BARRIE 01-Aug-1997 5′ 10.5″ 173 lbs * C L
LAISHRAM, ADAM BELLEVILLE 08-Apr-1997 5′ 8.5″ 158 lbs * RW R
LINDBERG, BRANDON SARNIA 24-Sep-1996 6′ 0.5″ 205 lbs * C L
MACARTHUR, TYLER OWEN SOUND 25-May-1997 6′ 3.5″ 177 lbs * D R
MARCHMENT, MASON ERIE 18-Jun-1995 6′ 3.25″ 195 lbs * LW L
MARTENET, CHRIS LONDON 25-Sep-1996 6′ 7.0″ 198 lbs * D L
MAYO, COLE ERIE 18-Jan-1997 5′ 11.75″ 202 lbs * D R
MCCOOL, HAYDEN WINDSOR 11-Apr-1997 6′ 3.0″ 200 lbs * C L
MCFADDEN, GARRETT GUELPH 21-Aug-1997 5′ 10.5″ 180 lbs * D L
MCKENZIE, BRETT NORTH BAY 12-Mar-1997 6′ 1.75″ 190 lbs * C L
MERCER, CULLEN PLYMOUTH 02-May-1997 5′ 11.75″ 189 lbs * C R
MILLER, DAVID SAULT STE. MARIE 25-Sep-1996 5′ 8.5″ 180 lbs * C R
MURPHY, PATRICK ERIE 10-Jan-1995 6′ 0.5″ 187 lbs * D R
RADKE, ROY BARRIE 10-Dec-1996 6′ 2.5″ 203 lbs * RW R
SALITURO, DANTE OTTAWA 15-Nov-1996 5′ 8.25″ 178 lbs * C R
SCHEMITSCH, THOMAS OWEN SOUND 26-Oct-1996 6′ 3.0″ 205 lbs * D R
SCHLICHTING, CONNOR SARNIA 17-May-1997 6′ 3.25″ 207 lbs * D L
SPEERS, BLAKE SAULT STE. MARIE 02-Jan-1997 5′ 10.75″ 180 lbs * C R
SUTER, PIUS GUELPH 24-May-1996 5′ 11.0″ 165 lbs * C L
SZYPULA, ETHAN OWEN SOUND 28-Jan-1997 5′ 10.5″ 168 lbs * C R

C GOALTENDERS:

APPLEBY, KEN OSHAWA 10-Apr-1995 6′ 4.25″ 209 lbs * G L
BOWMAN, ZACK PLYMOUTH 31-Jul-1997 6′ 0.0″ 168 lbs * G L
FAZIO, JUSTIN SARNIA 03-May-1997 6′ 0.25″ 180 lbs * G L
FLINN, JACK OWEN SOUND 20-Dec-1995 6′ 7.0″ 223 lbs * G L
HELVIG, JEREMY KINGSTON 25-May-1997 6′ 2.75″ 216 lbs * G L
HERBST, LIAM OTTAWA 14-Sep-1996 6′ 3.75″ 194 lbs * G R
HICKS, CONNOR BELLEVILLE 20-Feb-1997 6′ 3.25″ 189 lbs * G L

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