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Kitchener Rangers draft 14 new prospects at 2017 OHL Priority Selection

 

The Kitchener Rangers made a total of 14 selections on Saturday during the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

With their first round selection, 13th overall, the Rangers chose defenceman Grayson Ladd of the Chatham-Kent Cyclones.

The 6’2, 160lb Dresden, Ontario native played just 26 games in an injury-shortened season with the Cyclones in 2016-17, but was high on the list of potential prospects for Rangers’ general manager Mike McKenzie and his staff.

“Grayson was a guy that we coveted very highly,” said McKenzie, moments after the first round selection was made. “He missed a lot of time this year due to injury, so maybe team’s weren’t able to see him as much as they would have otherwise. He was a guy we really zoned in on. He’s got some great size and is a very smart player. He’s poised with the puck, and skating would certainly be one of his biggest attributes, as well.”

Grayson Ladd of the Chatham-Kent Cyclones, Kitchener Rangers first round selection, (13th overall) in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
Grayson Ladd of the Chatham-Kent Cyclones, Kitchener Rangers first round selection, (13th overall) in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

Below is a complete list of all the players chosen on Saturday:

Round 1; 13th overall – Grayson Ladd (D), Chatham-Kent Cyclones
Hometown: Dresden, ON
Birthdate: Match 1, 2001
Height: 6’2
Weight: 160
Shoots: R

Round 2; 33rd overall – Michael Vukojevic (D), Mississauga Rebels (PRON: Voo-ko-JEV-ick)
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Birthdate: June 8, 2001
Height: 6’2.25
Weight: 192
Shoots: L

Round 3; 58th overall (from SSM) – Matt Gordon (C), Guelph Gryphons
Hometown: Guelph, ON
Birthdate: February 27, 2001
Height: 6’0
Weight: 160
Shoots: L

Round 5; 92nd overall – Mike Petizian (LW), Mississauga Reps (PRON: Peh-TEE-zee-an)
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Birthdate: February 20, 2001
Height: 5’6
Weight: 160
Shoots: L

Round 6; 112nd overall – Carter Tresoor (C), Kenora Thistles (PRON: TRESS-sir)
Hometown: Kenora, ON
Birthdate: February 15, 2001
Height: 5’11
Weight: 160
Shoots: L

Round 7; 132nd overall – Simon Mack (D), Selects Academy
Hometown: Brockville, ON
Birthdate: March 29, 2001
Height: 5’8
Weight: 140
Shoots: R

Round 9; 172nd overall – Connor Hasley (G), Buffalo Jr. Sabres
Hometown: North Tonawanda, NY
Birthdate: February 27, 2001
Height: 5’11.5
Weight: 195
Catches: R

Round 10; 181st overall (from BAR) – Alex Dominique (C), Toronto Titans (PRON: DOM-in-eek)
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Birthdate: January 2, 2001
Height: 5’10
Weight: 147
Shoots: L

Round 10; 192nd overall – Moses Acee (D), CP Dynamo (PRON: Ah-SEE)
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
Birthdate: May 3, 2001
Height: 6’1
Weight: 185
Shoots: L

Round 11; 212th overall – Ryan O’Hara (LW), Mississauga Rebels
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Birthdate: July 18, 2001
Height: 5’9
Weight: 140
Shoots: L

Round 12; 232nd overall – Connor Tait (C), Team Maryland
Hometown: Boyds, MD
Birthdate: January 26, 2001
Height: 6’0.75
Weight: 190
Shoots: R

Round 13; 252nd overall – Aidan Fulp (D), Detroit Victory Honda
Hometown: Westfield, IN
Birthdate: February 29, 2000
Height: 6’2.75
Weight: 192
Shoots: R

Round 14; 272nd overall – Graham Dickerson (RW), Quinte Red Devils
Hometown: Port Hope, ON
Birthdate: February 19, 2001
Height: 5’9.75
Weight: 172
Shoots: R

Round 15; 292nd overall – Ben Sheppard (D), Hamilton Huskies
Hometown: Dundas, ON
Birthdate: August 25, 2001
Height: 5’10
Weight: 154
Shoots: R

For more information on the Rangers’ newest prospects, including draft day videos with management, scouts and players, visit the Kitchener Rangers’ draft page.

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