Today the Kitchener Rangers welcomed 13 new players to the organization during the 2019 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore.
With the first-round pick, 13th overall, the Rangers selected centerman Francesco Pinelli of the Toronto Red Wings.
The 5.11.5, 172 lb Stoney Creek, Ontario native played in 71 games, notching 49 goals and 65 assists for 114 points.
“We’re extremely excited to select Francesco today and welcome him and his family to the Kitchener Rangers,” said Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie.
“He is an extremely skilled player and is able to make plays at a very high pace. He has the ability to be a dynamic player for us in the years to come.”
Below is a complete list of all the players chosen on Saturday:
Round 1; 13th overall – Francesco Pinelli (C), Toronto Red Wings VIDEO
Round 2; 36th overall – Roman Schmidt (D), Don Mills Flyers VIDEO
Round 4; 75th overall – Simon Motew (D), Chicago Mission 15’s VIDEO
Round 4; 79th overall – Jesse Fishman (C), Mississauga Rebels VIDEO
Round 4; 81st overall – Mitchell Martin (LW), Sudbury Wolves MMAAA VIDEO
Round 6; 115th overall – Justin Wu (G), Mississauga Rebels
Round 7; 135th overall – Matthew Sop (LW), Kitchener Jr. Rangers
Round 8; 151st overall – Caden Brown (C), St. Louis Blues U16
Round 9; 175th overall – Carter Schade (D), Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 16U
Round 11; 215th overall – Brenden Anderson (C), Brantford 99ers
Round 13; 255th overall – Mark McIntosh (RW), Guelph Gryphons MMAAA
Round 14; 275th overall – Ryan Walker (F), Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 15’s
Round 15; 295th overall – Joseph Blackley (D), Buffalo Regals 15’s OMHA