Good NHL draft year for OHL

June 25, 2016

No less than 48 players — representing more than 22 per cent of the 211 selected — were plucked from the Ontario Hockey League at the seven-round, 2016 National Hockey League draft which was held over the past two days.

According to the OHL, the 48 players chosen ties its seven-round, NHL draft record that was set in 2012. It is also the OHL’s highest total since 1999 when 52 players were chosen in what was then a nine-round, NHL draft process.

Following is the in-order, by-number, round-by-round list of OHL players taken at the 2016 NHL draft as compiled by


5. Olli Juolevi (London Knights) – Vancouver Canucks
6. Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights) – Calgary Flames
8. Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads) – Buffalo Sabres
9. Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires) – Montreal Canadiens
11. Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires) – Ottawa Senators
12. Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads) – New Jersey Devils
16. Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting) – Arizona Coyotes
18. Logan Stanley (Windsor Spitfires) – Winnipeg Jets
24. Max Jones (London Knights) – Anaheim Ducks


35. Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting) – St. Louis Blues
38. Adam Mascherin (Kitchener Rangers) – Florida Panthers
39. Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters) – Chicago Blackhawks
41. Nathan Bastian (Mississauga Steelheads) – New Jersey Devils
44. Boris Katchouk (Soo Greyhounds) – Tampa Bay Lightning
46. Givani Smith (Guelph Storm) – Detroit Red Wings
54. Tyler Parsons (London Knights) – Calgary Flames
58. Taylor Raddysh (Erie Otters) – Tampa Bay Lightning


63. Markus Niemelainen (Saginaw Spirit) – Edmonton Oilers
68. Cam Dineen (North Bay Battalion) – Arizona Coyotes
69. Cliff Pu (London Knights) – Buffalo Sabres
70. Will Bitten (Flint Firebirds) – Montreal Canadiens
77. Connor Hall (Kitchener Rangers) – Pittsburgh Penguins
81. Sean Day (Mississauga Steelheads) – New York Rangers


93. Jack Kopacka (Soo Greyhounds) – Anaheim Ducks
94. Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes) – Florida Panthers
100. Victor Mete (London Knights) – Montreal Canadiens
101. Keaton Middleton (Saginaw Spirit) – Toronto Maple Leafs
105. Evan Cormier (Saginaw Spirit) – New Jersey Devils
109. Connor Bunnaman (Kitchener Rangers) – Philadelphia Flyers
114. Riley Stillman (Oshawa Generals) – Florida Panthers


123. Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes) – Edmonton Oilers
134. Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs) – Carolina Hurricanes
137. Jordan Sambrook (Erie Otters) – Detroit Red Wings
140. Cole Candella (Hamilton Bulldogs) – Vancouver Canucks
141. Tim Gettinger (Soo Greyhounds) – New York Rangers
146. Nicholas Caamano (Flint Firebirds) – Dallas Stars
148. Christopher Paquette (Niagara IceDogs) – Tampa Bay Lightning


160. Michael Pezzetta (Sudbury Wolves) – Montreal Canadiens
164. Noah Carroll (Guelph Storm) – Carolina Hurricanes
172. Anthony Salinitri (Sarnia Sting) – Philadelphia Flyers
179. Nicolas Mattinen (London Knights) – Toronto Maple Leafs
180. Mark Shoemaker (North Bay Battalion) – San Jose Sharks


186. Stepan Falkovsky (Ottawa 67’s) – Calgary Flames
189. Austin Osmanski (Mississauga Steelheads) – Buffalo Sabres
191. Travis Barron (Ottawa 67’s) – Colorado Avalanche
194. Brett McKenzie (North Bay Battalion) – Vancouver Canucks
196. Dmitry Sokolov (Sudbury Wolves) – Minnesota Wild
202. Jacob Friend (Owen Sound Attack) – Los Angeles Kings

PHOTO: Soo Greyhounds forward Boris Katchouk was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the 2016 NHL draft.

What you think about “Good NHL draft year for OHL”

  1. Interesting that Raymaakers(2014 2nd round ohl) did not get drafted But Tyler Wall(2014 7th round ohl) got drafted by the NYR in the 6th round

  2. Yes Ron in checking this out Wall was a Hound’s draft pick from that year that is going to play N.C.A.A. Verry interesting !!!

  3. Randy and Ron F.Y.I. . . .

    Two incoming freshmen on the UMass Lowell hockey team were selected on day two of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

    Goaltender Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ontario) was chosen by the New York Rangers with the 174th pick in the sixth round, while forward Ryan Lohin (Chester, Pa.) was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 208th pick in round seven.

    Wall appeared in 31 games with the Leamington Flyers of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) this past season, posting a 27-2-1 record, along with a 1.49 GAA, a .940 save percentage and four shutouts. The 6-foot-3, 202-pounder led the league in GAA and percentage in 2015-16. He was selected as the GOJHL Rookie of the Year in the Western Conference this past season.

    Lohin spent part of the 2015-16 season with the Madison Capitols of the USHL, where he recorded 16 goals, 23 assists for 39 points in 48 games, before moving to Waterloo. With the Black Hawks, the 6-0, 193-pound center averaged over a point a game, notching seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points in 14 games. Lohin spent the entire 2014-15 season with Madison and had 10 goals and 16 assists in his rookie season in the USHL.

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