Kitchener Rangers select 14 in OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore


The Kitchener Rangers made a total of 14 selections on Saturday during the 2018 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore.

With their first-round selection, 17th overall, the Rangers selected right winger Reid Valade (pronounced Vah-LADD) of the Toronto Marlboros.

The 5’10”, 160lbs Caledon, Ontario native played 55 regular season games, notching 31 goals and 38 assists for 69 points.

“We’re extremely excited to select Reid today and welcome him and his family to the Kitchener Rangers,” said Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie.

“His speed, skill and compete level make him a threat every time he’s on the ice. He has the ability to be a dynamic offensive player for us in years to come.”

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

Round 1; 17th overall – Reid Valade (pronounced Vah-LADD) (RW), Toronto Marlboros
Hometown: Caledon, ON
Birthdate: March 14, 2002
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 160lbs
Shoots: R

Round 2; 32nd overall (from MIS) – Isaac Langdon (C), Quinte Red Devils
Hometown: Belleville, ON
Birthdate: May 22, 2002
Height: 5’11.5″
Weight: 170lbs
Shoots: L

Round 2; 40th overall (from SSM) – Donovan Sebrango (D), CIH Academy
Hometown: Kingston, ON
Birthdate: February 12, 2002
Height: 5’10.75″
Weight: 162lbs
Shoots: L

Round 3; 57th overall – Declan McDonnell (C), Buffalo Jr. Sabres
Hometown: Lake View, NY
Birthdate: February 25, 2002
Height: 5’08.75″
Weight: 160lbs
Shoots: R

Round 4; 77th overall – Joseph Serpa (C), Cambridge Hawks
Hometown: Cambridge, ON
Birthdate: March 23, 2002
Height: 5’8.5″
Weight: 131lbs
Shoots: R

Round 5; 97th overall – Dalton McBride (G), Niagara North Stars
Hometown: Grimsby, ON
Birthdate: January 17, 2002
Height: 6’2.25″
Weight: 160lbs
Catches: L

Round 7; 137th overall – Daniel Laatsch (D), Wisconsin 16U
Hometown: Altoona, WI
Birthdate: February 13, 2002
Height: 6’1.75”
Weight: 146lbs
Shoots: L

Round 8; 157th overall – Dylan Winsor (C), Kenora Thistles
Hometown: Red Lake, ON
Birthdate: July 14, 2002
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 150lbs
Shoots: R

Round 9; 177th overall – Peyton Adams-Matthews (D), Cambridge Hawks
Hometown: Cambridge, ON
Birthdate: January 19, 2002
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 230lbs
Shoots: L

Round 10; 197th overall – Kyle Van Compernolle (RW), Fox Motors
Hometown: Williamsburg, MI
Birthdate: April 8, 2002
Height: 6’5.5″
Weight: 188lbs
Shoots: R

Round 11; 217th overall – Cole McWard (D), St. Louis Blues AAA
Hometown: Fenton, MO
Birthdate: June 9, 2001
Height: 5’11.75″
Weight: 170lbs
Shoots: R

Round 12; 237th overall – Cameron Vassos (D), Toronto Nationals
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Birthdate: September 13, 2002
Height: 5’10” 
Weight: 173lbs
Shoots: R

Round 13; 243rd overall (from PBO) – Matthew McCullough (C), Clarington Toros
Hometown: Oshawa, ON
Birthdate: February 18, 2002
Height: 5’9.75″
Weight: 169lbs
Shoots: R

Round 15; 297th overall – Colin Purcell (G), Cleveland Barons
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Birthdate: June 23, 2002

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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