Center Shane Wright and left winger Brennan Othmann, who were high-scoring line-mates with the Don Mills Flyers of the Greater Toronto Hockey League during the 2018-2019 season, went first and second overall at today’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.
The draft began moments ago, at 9:30 a.m., and is being conducted via the Internet.
Wright officially became the no. 1 pick of the Kingston Frontenacs and Othmann went in the no. 2 spot to the Flint Firebirds.
Wright racked up 150 points in 72 games for the Don Mills minor midgets over the course of the 2018-2019 season and Othmann was close behind with 146 points.
As Wright has been — rightfully so — the center piece of the 2019 lottery as a skater with a 2004 birth date who was granted exceptional player status by Hockey Canada in order to enter the draft that is geared towards those who were born in 2003, Othmann is certainly no slouch.
Flint general manager Barclay Branch confirmed to Hockey News North earlier this week that the Firebirds would be using the second overall pick of today’s draft to take Othmann, calling the left winger “a special player with world-class talent.
“We are getting an outstanding player who is also an outstanding young man from a very good family,” Branch added in further praise of Othmann.
PHOTO: Shane Wright and Brennan Othmann celebrate a goal for the Don Mills Flyers. (Photo by Steve Ellis/The Hockey News.)