OHL draft underway…sort of

April 7, 2017

Barrie Colts will make centre Ryan Suzuki the first overall pick at Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League minor midget draft.

The Colts made the announcement at a press conference in Barrie this morning.

Playing for the London Jr. Knights, the 6-foot, 160-pound Suzuki was named the Alliance league minor midget player-of-the-year after potting 19 goals, 40 assists, 59 points in 32 regular-season games.

He is the younger brother of Owen Sound Attack forward Nick Suzuki, who is a top prospect for this year’s National Hockey League draft.

Saturday’s OHL draft will be conducted live on the Internet beginning at 9 a.m.

PHOTO: Barrie coach Dale Hawerchuk, no. 1 draft pick Ryan Suzuki and Colts general manager Jason Ford.

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