The 2016 National Hockey League Draft saw two Ontario Hockey League forwards go undrafted.
Domenic Commisso of the Oshawa Generals was ranked 37th from the OHL in my final rankings while Drake Rymsha of the Ottawa 67’s didn’t make the final cut mainly because of time missed due to injury.
The NHL’s Boston Bruins came calling and the two were invited to the Bruins summer development camp. Early into this OHL season, the invites seem to have lit a fire under them.
Commisso has appeared in four games for the Generals and has three goals, three assists and is in the top ten in OHL scoring early into the season. The 5’11”, 192 pound center and native of Oakville Ontario has a 23% shooting percentage and is 52.3% in the faceoff circle. His three assists to date are all primary assists.
Rymsha has also appeared in four games for the 67’s and has four goals and one assist through those contests. His four goals come on 14 shots giving him a 38.6% shooting percentage. He’s 39 for 71 in the faceoff circle, or 59.4%. The Huntington Woods Michigan native stands 6′ and 182 pounds.
Both Commisso and Rymsha will re-enter the draft and be eligible for 2017, but history is not on their side when it comes to being drafted the second time around. The Bruins have a recent history in doing just that with Seth Griffith.
The Bruins may just have wanted a closer look at the two invites at camp. But if they keep on playing as well as they are this early into the season, they could draw interest from other suitors.