155 OHL players invited to 2015 NHL Training Camps

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 155 OHL players have been invited to attend National Hockey League Training Camps this season.

147 of the players competed in the OHL last season while eight players are committed to their OHL clubs for this season.  All 155 players are eligible to return to the OHL for the 2015-16 season including 105 players born in either 1996 or 1997, while 50 of the players are 1995-born and would return as overage players.

Of the 155 players, 104 were selected through the NHL Draft, 47 are free agent invites, and four are undrafted free agent signed prospects.  In total, 58 of the players attending NHL Camps have signed entry-level contracts including 29 who would return as overage players.

Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters. Photo by Aaron Bel/OHL Images
Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters. Photo by Aaron Bel/OHL Images

All 20 OHL clubs have sent at least three players to NHL Training Camps with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds leading the way by sending 14 players to various camps, followed by the Niagara IceDogs and Oshawa Generals with 11 players each, while the Erie Otters, London Knights, North Bay Battalion, and Owen Sound Attack have sent 10 players each.

The OHL continues to be the leading supplier of talent to the NHL.

OHL Players at 2015-16 NHL Training Camps
Player/NHL Club/Draft Year or Free Agent
Players in italics indicate overage players (1995 birthdates)
*indicates players committed for the 2015-16 season

Barrie Colts (9):
Rasmus Andersson, Calgary Flames, 2nd round ‘15
Mackenzie Blackwood, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ‘15
Ben Harpur, Ottawa Senators, 4th round ’13 – Signed
Kevin Labanc, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ‘14
Brendan Lemieux, Winnipeg Jets, 2nd round ’14 (BUF) – Signed
Andrew Mangiapane, Calgary Flames, 6th round ‘15
Julius Nattinen, Anaheim Ducks, 2nd round ’15 – Signed*
Roy Radke, Chicago Blackhawks, 6th round ‘15
Justin Scott, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite

Erie Otters (10):
Nick Baptiste, Buffalo Sabres, 3rd round ’13 – Signed
Nick Betz, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite

Travis Dermott, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Remi Elie, Dallas Stars, 2nd round ’13 – Signed
Jake Marchment, Los Angeles Kings, 6th round ‘14
Mason Marchment, Calgary Flames, Free Agent Invite

Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Kyle Pettit, Vancouver Canucks, 6th round ‘14
Darren Raddysh, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Dylan Strome, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’15 – Signed

Flint Firebirds (6):
Connor Chatham, New Jersey Devils, 3rd round ‘14
Sonny Milano, Columbus Blue Jackets, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Alex Nedeljkovic, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Alex Peters, Dallas Stars, 3rd round ‘14
Vili Saarijärvi, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’15 – Signed*
Josh Wesley, Carolina Hurricanes, 4th round ‘14

Guelph Storm (5):
Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’13 – Signed
Jason Dickinson, Dallas Stars, 1st round ’13 – Signed

Robby Fabbri, St. Louis Blues, 1st round ’14 – Signed
C.J Garcia, Anaheim Ducks, Free Agent Invite
Justin Nichols, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Invite

Hamilton Bulldogs (5):
Trent Fox, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Stephen Harper, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Invite
Justin Lemcke, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite
Niki Petti, Carolina Hurricanes, Free Agent Invite
Jordan Subban, Vancouver Canucks, 4th round ’13 – Signed

Kingston Frontenacs (6):
Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Lawson Crouse, Florida Panthers, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Conor McGlynn, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite
Roland McKeown, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’14 (LAK) – Signed
Lucas Peressini, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Invite
Spencer Watson, Los Angeles Kings, 7th round ’14

Kitchener Rangers (5):
Mason Kohn, Florida Panthers, Free Agent Invite
Ryan MacInnis, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Nick Magyar, Colorado Avalanche, 4th round ‘14
Luke Opilka, St. Louis Blues, 5th round ’15 – Signed*
Dmitrii Sergeev, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent – Signed

London Knights (10):
Julius Bergman, San Jose Sharks, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Brandon Crawley, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite
Max Domi, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’13 – Signed
Christian Dvorak, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Aiden Jamieson, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Invite
Mitchell Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Chris Martenet, Dallas Stars, 4th round ‘15
JJ Piccinich, Toronto Maple Leafs, 4th round ‘14*
Kole Sherwood, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent – Signed*
Chandler Yakimowicz, St. Louis Blues, 6th round ‘14

Mississauga Steelheads (3):
Jimmy Lodge, Winnipeg Jets, 3rd round ’13 – Signed
Spencer Martin, Colorado Avalanche, 3rd round ’13 – Signed

Jared Walsh, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent Invite

Niagara IceDogs (11):

Anthony DiFruscia, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite
Vince Dunn, St. Louis Blues, 2nd round ‘15
Aaron Haydon, Dallas Stars, 6th round ‘14
Josh Ho-Sang, New York Islanders, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Graham Knott, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ‘15
Jordan Maletta, Boston Bruins, Free Agent Invite
Ryan Mantha, New York Rangers, 4th round ‘14
Brent Moran, Dallas Stars, 4th round ‘14
Brendan Perlini, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Blake Siebenaler, Columbus Blue Jackets, 3rd round ’14 – Signed
Carter Verhaeghe, Toronto Maple Leafs, 3rd round ’13 – Signed

North Bay Battalion (10):
Mike Amadio, Los Angeles Kings, 3rd round ‘14
Zach Bratina, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite
Riley Bruce, Calgary Flames, 7th round ‘15
Ryan Kujawinski, New Jersey Devils, 3rd round ’13 – Signed
Miles Liberati, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Invite
Brett McKenzie, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite
Nick Moutrey, Columbus Blue Jackets, 4th round ’13 – Signed
Nick Paul, Ottawa Senators, 4th round ’13 (DAL) – Signed

Jake Smith, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite
Kyle Wood, Colorado Avalanche, 3rd round ‘14

Oshawa Generals (11):
Ken Appleby, New Jersey Devils, Free Agent Invite
Cole Cassels, Vancouver Canucks, 3rd round ’13 – Signed
Anthony Cirelli, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ‘15
Michael Dal Colle, New York Islanders, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Stephen Desrocher, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ‘15
Tobias Lindberg, Ottawa Senators, 4th round ’13 – Signed
Lukas Lofquist, Florida Panthers, Free Agent Invite*
Michael McCarron, Montreal Canadiens, 1st round ’13 – Signed
Matt Mistele, Los Angeles Kings, 6th round ‘14
Hunter Smith, Calgary Flames, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Mitchell Vande Sompel, New York Islanders, 3rd round ‘15

Ottawa 67’s (8):
Jeremiah Addison, Montreal Canadiens, 7th round ‘15
Connor Graham, New York Islanders, Free Agent Invite
Liam Herbst, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Invite
Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Alex Lintuniemi, Los Angeles Kings, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Jacob Middleton, Los Angeles Kings, 7th round ‘14
Dante Salituro, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite
Sam Studnicka, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Invite

Owen Sound Attack (10):
Chris Bigras, Colorado Avalanche, 2nd round ’13 – Signed
Liam Dunda, St. Louis Blues, 6th round ‘15
Jack Flinn, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent Invite
Jaden Lindo, Pittsburgh Penguins, 6th round ‘14
Michael McNiven, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Invite
Jarett Meyer, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite
Zach Nastasiuk, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’13 – Signed
Kyle Platzer, Edmonton Oilers, 4th round ’13 – Signed

Thomas Schemitsch, Florida Panthers, 3rd round ‘15
Damir Sharipzyanov, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent – Signed

Peterborough Petes (7):
Eric Cornel, Buffalo Sabres, 2nd round ‘14
Kyle Jenkins, Carolina Hurricanes, 7th round ‘14
Cameron Lizotte, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Invite
Steven Lorentz, Carolina Hurricanes, 7th round ‘15
Matt Mancina, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite
Dominik Masin, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ‘14
Matt Spencer, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ‘15

Saginaw Spirit (5):
Artem Artemov, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite
Marcus Crawford, Ottawa Senators, Free Agent Invite
Dylan Sadowy, San Jose Sharks, 3rd round ‘14
Mitchell Stephens, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ‘15
Chase Stewart, Arizona Coyotes, Free Agent Invite

Sarnia Sting (8):
Noah Bushnell, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Hayden Hodgson, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite
Josh Jacobs, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ‘14*
Nikita Korostelev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 7th round ‘15
Brandon Lindberg, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite
Connor Schlichting, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite
Kevin Spinozzi, Arizona Coyotes, Free Agent Invite
Pavel Zacha, New Jersey Devils, 1st round ’15 – Signed

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (14):
Justin Bailey, Buffalo Sabres, 2nd round ’13 – Signed
Gustav Bouramman, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ‘15
Michael Bunting, Arizona Coyotes, 4th round ’14 – Signed
Anthony DeAngelo, Tampa Bay Lightning, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Tyler Ganly, Carolina Hurricanes, 6th round ’13 – Signed

Brandon Halverson, New York Rangers, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Tyler Hore, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite
Jared McCann, Vancouver Canucks, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Darnell Nurse, Edmonton Oilers, 1st round ’13 – Signed
Nick Ritchie, Anaheim Ducks, 1st round ’14 – Signed

Zachary Senyshyn, Boston Bruins, 1st round ‘15
Blake Speers, New Jersey Devils, 3rd round ‘15
Sergey Tolchinsky, Carolina Hurricanes, Free Agent – Signed
Colton White, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ‘15

Sudbury Wolves (3):
Kyle Capobianco, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ‘15
Pavel Jenys, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’14 – Signed
Matt Schmalz, Los Angeles Kings, 5th round ‘15

Windsor Spitfires (9):
Jalen Chatfield, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite
Cristiano DiGiacinto, Tampa Bay Lightning, 6th round ‘14
Christian Fischer, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’15 – Signed*
Bradley Latour, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Invite
Hayden McCool, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite
Trevor Murphy, Nashville Predators, Free Agent Invite
Liam Murray, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Patrick Sanvido, Dallas Stars, 7th round ‘14
Markus Soberg, Columbus Blue Jackets, 6th round ‘13

The OHL Exhibition Schedule resumes on Wednesday September 16, with the Regular Season opening on Thursday September 24.

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