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OHL Fan Guide to the 2019 NHL Draft

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The Ontario Hockey League will once again help usher the next wave of talent to the National Hockey League at the 2019 NHL Draft set for Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22 in Vancouver.

Fans of all 20 teams can follow with interest as the league’s top prospects take the next step in their development and fulfill a lifelong dream.

Here’s a breakdown of all 20 OHL clubs featuring draft history, milestone years, top picks, and players to watch from NHL Central Scouting’s final draft rankings.

Kitchener Rangers:
All-time players selected: 160 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (1998)
Top Selection: 2nd overall Gabriel Landeskog (2011), Brian Bellows (1982)
2019 Rankings: Michael Vukojevic (55), Joseph Garreffa (135), Rickard Hugg (162), Jonathan Yantsis (187).

Barrie Colts:
All-time players selected: 41 (since 1996)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (1999)
Top Selection: Aaron Ekblad (1st overall, 2014)
2019 Rankings: Ryan Suzuki (18), Jack York (213), Nathan Allensen (214), Jet Greaves (28G).

Erie Otters:
All-time players selected: 39 (since 1997)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2007)
Top Selection: Connor McDavid (1st overall, 2015)
2019 Rankings: Petr Cajka (152), Maxim Golod (190).

Flint Firebirds:
All-time players selected: 5 (since 2016) / 76 Plymouth Whalers (1991-2015)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 2 (2016 & 2018) / 7 (1993)
Top Selection: Ty Dellandrea (13th, 2018) / Bryan Berard (1st, 1995)
2019 Rankings: Vladislav Kolyachonok (31), Ethan Keppen (74), Eric Uba (141), Luke Cavallin (23G).

Guelph Storm:
All-time players selected: 73 (since 1992)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 7 (1994)
Top Selection: Drew Doughty (2nd overall, 2008)
2019 Rankings: Keegan Stevenson (95), Pavel Gogolev (140), Nico Daws (16G).

Hamilton Bulldogs:
All-time players selected: 6 (since 2016) / 74 Belleville Bulls (1982-2015)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 4 (2017) / 5 (1999)
Top Selection: MacKenzie Entwistle (69th, 2017) / Scott Thornton (3rd, 1989)
2019 Rankings: Arthur Kaliyev (7), Navrin Mutter (189).

Kingston Frontenacs:
All-time players selected: 113 (since 1974)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (1993)
Top Selection: 3rd overall Erik Gudbranson (2009), Chris Gratton (1993)
2019 Rankings: Billy Constantinou (58).

London Knights:
All-time players selected: 180 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 8 (1998)
Top Selection: 1st overall John Tavares (2009), Patrick Kane (2007), Rick Nash (2002), Rick Green (1976)
2019 Rankings: Connor McMichael (24), Matvey Guskov (65).

Mississauga Steelheads:
All-time players selected: 10 (since 2013) / 31 Mississauga & Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (2000-2012)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2016) / 5 (2003 & 2001)
Top Selection: Alex Nylander (8th, 2016) / Stuart Percy (25th, 2011)
2019 Rankings: Thomas Harley (11), Cole Schwindt (96), Keean Washkurak (149).

Niagara IceDogs:
All-time players selected: 19 (since 2008)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 4 (2014)
Top Selection: Alex Pietrangelo (4th overall, 2008)
2019 Rankings: Philip Tomasino (14).

North Bay Battalion:
All-time players selected: 43 (since 1998)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (1999)
Top Selection: Matt Duchene (2nd overall, 2009)
2019 Rankings: Mason Primeau (113).

Oshawa Generals:
All-time players selected: 175 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 10 (1995)
Top Selection: Eric Lindros (1st overall, 1991)
2019 Rankings: Nando Eggenberger (127).

Ottawa 67’s:
All-time players selected: 155 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (1999 & 1992)
Top Selection: 1st overall Bobby Smith (1978), Denis Potvin (1973)
2019 Rankings: Graeme Clarke (45), Nikita Okhotyuk (56), Merrick Rippon (158).

Owen Sound Attack:
All-time players selected: 59 (since 1990)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 6 (2017)
Top Selection: Bobby Ryan (2nd overall, 2005)
2019 Rankings: Mack Guzda (25G).

Peterborough Petes:
All-time players selected: 183 (since 1969)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2004, 2003, 1997, 1995)
Top Selection: 2nd overall Jordan Staal (2006), Eric Staal (2003), Chris Pronger (1993)
2019 Rankings: Nick Robertson (17), Hunter Jones (3G).

Saginaw Spirit:
All-time players selected: 33 (since 2003)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 4 (2011)
Top Selection: Matt Corrente (30th overall, 2006)
2019 Rankings: Nicholas Porco (103), Mason Millman (125).

Sarnia Sting:
All-time players selected: 48 (since 1995)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 7 (1996)
Top Selection: 1st overall Nail Yakupov (2012), Steven Stamkos (2008)
2019 Rankings: Jamieson Rees (30), Hugo Leufvenius (161), Brayden Guy (181).

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds:
All-time players selected: 139 (since 1973)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 7 (1992)
Top Selection: Joe Thornton (1st overall, 1997)
2019 Rankings: Jacob LeGuerrier (92), Cole MacKay (99), Joseph Carroll (101).

Sudbury Wolves:
All-time players selected: 122 (since 1973)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 10 (1993)
Top Selection: Mike Foligno (3rd overall, 1979)
2019 Rankings: Blake Murray (104), Liam Ross (148).

Windsor Spitfires:
All-time players selected: 107 (since 1976)
Most picks in single NHL Draft: 5 (2009 & 1997)
Top Selection: 1st overall Taylor Hall (2010), Ed Jovanovski (1994)
2019 Rankings: Tyler Angle (174), Nathan Staios (182), Louka Henault (216), Daniel D’Amico (217).

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