160 OHL players receive NHL Camp invites

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 160 OHL players have been invited to attend National Hockey League Training Camps this season including 120 who are currently getting an extended look following the initial Rookie Camp and Prospect Tournament phase. 

All 160 players listed are eligible to compete in the OHL for the 2017-18 season including 112 players born in either 1998 or 1999, while 48 of the players are 1997-born and would return as overage players.  155 of the players listed competed in the OHL last season, while five of the players are committed to their OHL clubs for 2017-18

Of the 160 players, 108 went to clubs that selected them in the NHL Draft, 48 were free agent invites, and four were undrafted NHL signed prospects.  In total, 51 of the players attending NHL Camps have signed entry-level contracts including 25 1997-born players who are overage eligible

All 20 OHL clubs have at least three players in attendance with the London Knights leading the way by sending 17 players to various camps, followed by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with 15 players, the Windsor Spitfires with 12, the Owen Sound Attack with 11, and the Erie Otters with 10

30 of the NHL’s 31 clubs have had at least one OHL eligible player attend their Rookie or Training Camp.  The Detroit Red Wings lead the way with 13 returning eligible OHL players followed by the Tampa Bay Lightning with 12, the Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues each with 10, and the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks each with eight.  The Washington Capitals are the only NHL team without an OHL eligible prospect

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

 

OHL Players at 2017-18 NHL Training Camps:

Player/NHL Club/Draft Year or Free Agent
Players in 
italics indicate overage players (1997 birthdates)
*indicates players committed for the 2017-18
^indicates players invited to camp but unable to participate due to injury

 

Barrie Colts:
Main Camp (2):

Ben Hawerchuk, Calgary Flames, Free agent invite
Alexey Lipanov, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ’17*

Rookie Camp (1):

Joey Keane, Chicago Blackhawks, Free agent invite


Erie Otters:

Main Camp (7):

Erik Cernak, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 (LA) – Signed
Anthony Cirelli, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ’15 – Signed
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Ivan Lodnia, Minnesota Wild, 3rd round ’17
Taylor Raddysh, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Jordan Sambrook, Detroit Red Wings, 5th round ’16
Dylan Strome, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Rookie Camp (3):

Owen Headrick, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite
Kyle Maksimovich, Chicago Blackhawks, Free agent invite
Troy Timpano, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite


Flint Firebirds:

Main Camp (5):

Nicholas Caamano, Dallas Stars, 5th round ’16 – Signed
Fedor Gordeev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 5th round ’17
Luke Kirwan, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite
Kole Sherwood, Columbus Blue Jackets, Signed as a free agent
Jalen Smereck, Arizona Coyotes, Signed as a free agent
Rookie Camp (1):

Ryan Moore, New York Rangers, Free agent invite


Guelph Storm:

Main Camp (6):

James McEwan, Montreal Canadiens, Free agent invite
Dmitri Samorukov, Edmonton Oilers, 3rd round ’17 – Signed
Nate Schnarr, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’17
Mark Shoemaker, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ’16
Givani Smith, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Alexey Toropchenko, St. Louis Blues, 4th round ’17*

Rookie Camp (2):

Liam Hawel, Dallas Stars, 4th round ’17^
Isaac Ratcliffe, Philadelphia Flyers, 2nd round ’17 – Signed


Hamilton Bulldogs:

Main Camp (6):

Cole Candella, Vancouver Canucks, 5th round ’16
MacKenzie Entwistle, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’17
Kaden Fulcher, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Matt Luff, Los Angeles Kings, Signed as a free agent
Marian Studenic, New Jersey Devils, 5th round ’17
Reilly Webb, Detroit Red Wings, 6th round ’17

Rookie Camp (3):

Will Bitten, Montreal Canadiens, 3rd round ’16
Brandon Saigeon, Edmonton Oilers, Free agent invite
Matthew Strome, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’17


Kingston Frontenacs:

Main Camp (4):

Jeremy Helvig, Carolina Hurricanes, 5th round ’16
Jacob Paquette, Nashville Predators, 7th round ’17
Eemeli Rasanen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ’17
Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars, 2nd round ’17


Kitchener Rangers:

Main Camp (3):

Connor Bunnaman, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’16 – Signed
Connor Hall, Pittsburgh Penguins, 3rd round ’16
Logan Stanley, Winnipeg Jets, 1st round ’16 – Signed

Rookie Camp (5):

Rickard Hugg, Winnipeg Jets, Free agent invite*
Adam Mascherin, Florida Panthers, 2nd round ’16^
Greg Meireles, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite

Luke Opilka, St. Louis Blues, 5th round ’15 – Signed^
Luke Richardson, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite


London Knights:

Main Camp (15):

Jesper Bratt, New Jersey Devils, 6th round ’16 – Signed*
Brandon Crawley, New York Rangers, 4th round ’17
Alex Formenton, Ottawa Senators, 2nd round ’17
Jacob Golden, Minnesota Wild, 5th round ’17
Max Jones, Anaheim Ducks, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Olli Juolevi, Vancouver Canucks, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Janne Kuokkanen, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Nicolas Mattinen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ’16
Victor Mete, Montreal Canadiens, 4th round ’16 – Signed
Tyler Parsons, Calgary Flames, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Cliff Pu, Buffalo Sabres, 3rd round ’16
Mitchell Stephens, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Robert Thomas, St. Louis Blues, 1st round ’17
Cole Tymkin, Dallas Stars, Free agent invite
Mitchell Vande Sompel, New York Islanders, 3rd round ’15 – Signed
Rookie Camp (2):

Adrian Carbonara, New York Rangers, Free agent invite
Sam Miletic, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite


Mississauga Steelheads:

Main Camp (8):

Nathan Bastian, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Shaw Boomhower, Dallas Stars, Free agent invite
Nicolas Hague, Vegas Golden Knights, 2nd round ’17
Michael McLeod, New Jersey Devils, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Jacob Moverare, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ’16 – Signed
Austin Osmanski, Buffalo Sabres, 7th round ’16
Vili Saarijarvi, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’15 – Signed
Owen Tippett, Florida Panthers, 1st round ’17 – Signed
Rookie Camp (1):

Trent Fox, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite


Niagara IceDogs:

Main Camp (3):

Oliver Castleman, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Ben Jones, Vegas Golden Knights, 7th round ’17
Kirill Maksimov, Edmonton Oilers, 5th round ’17

Rookie Camp (3):

Johnny Corneil, Vancouver Canucks, Free agent invite
Stephen Dhillon, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite
Matthew Philip, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite


North Bay Battalion:

Main Camp (4):

Justin Brazeau, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite
Cam Dineen, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’16 – Signed
Brady Lyle, Anaheim Ducks, Free agent invite
Brett McKenzie, Vancouver Canucks, 7th round ’16
Rookie Camp (1):

Adam Thilander, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite


Oshawa Generals:

Main Camp (4):

Matt Brassard, Vancouver Canucks, 7th round ’17
Kyle Keyser, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite
Riley Stillman, Florida Panthers, 4th round ’16
Jack Studnicka, Boston Bruins, 2nd round ’17

Rookie Camp (3):

Sean Allen, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite
Domenico Commisso, Minnesota Wild, Free agent invite
Alex Di Carlo, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite


Ottawa 67’s:

Main Camp (3):

Travis Barron, Colorado Avalanche, 7th round ’16
Sasha Chmelevski, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ’17
Noel Hoefenmayer, Arizona Coyotes, 4th round ’17


Owen Sound Attack:

Main Camp (8):

Trenton Bourque, St. Louis Blues, 6th round ’17
Jacob Friend, Los Angeles Kings, 7th round ’16
Jonah Gadjovich, Vancouver Canucks, 2nd round ’17
Kevin Hancock, Tampa Bay Lightning, Free agent invite
Michael McNiven, Montreal Canadiens, Signed as a free agent
Markus Phillips, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ’17
Zachary Roberts, Dallas Stars, Free agent invite
Nick Suzuki, Vegas Golden Knights, 1st round ’17 – Signed

Rookie Camp (3):

Sean Durzi, New York Islanders, Free agent invite
Maksim Sushko, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’17
Ethan Szypula, Edmonton Oilers, Free agent invite


Peterborough Petes:

Main Camp (8):
Jonathan Ang, Florida Panthers, 4th round ’16
Cole Fraser, Detroit Red Wings, 5th round ’17
Zach Gallant, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’17
Nikita Korostelev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 7th round ’15, Free agent invite
Chris Paquette, Tampa Bay Lightning, 5th round ’16
Matt Spencer, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Jonne Tammela, Tampa Bay Lightning, 4th round ’15 – Signed
Dylan Wells, Edmonton Oilers, 5th round ’16 – Signed

Rookie Camp (1):

Bobby Dow, Ottawa Senators, Free agent invite*


Saginaw Spirit:

Main Camp (6):

Evan Cormier, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ’16
Cole Coskey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free agent invite
Marcus Crawford, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Brady Gilmour, Detroit Red Wings, 7th round ’17
Filip Hronek, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Keaton Middleton, Toronto Maple Leafs, 4th round ’16


Sarnia Sting:

Main Camp (6):
Sean Josling, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Jordan Kyrou, St. Louis Blues, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Ryan McGregor, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ’17
Adam Ruzicka, Calgary Flames, 4th round ’17
Drake Rymsha, Los Angeles Kings, 5th round ’17
Anthony Salinitri, Philadelphia Flyers, 6th round ’16

Rookie Camp (1):

Filip Helt, St. Louis Blues, 7th round ’16


Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds:

Main Camp (11):

Gustav Bouramman, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’15 – Signed
Noah Carroll, Carolina Hurricanes, 6th round ’16
Tim Gettinger, New York Rangers, 5th round ’16 – Signed
Boris Katchouk, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Jack Kopacka, Anaheim Ducks, 4th round ’16 – Signed
Joseph Raaymakers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Free agent invite
Zach Senyshyn, Boston Bruins, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Blake Speers, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ’15 – Signed
Conor Timmins, Colorado Avalanche, 2nd round ’17
Matthew Villalta, Los Angeles Kings, 3rd round ’17
Colton White, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ’15 – Signed
Rookie Camp (4):

Anthony DeMeo, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite
Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers, 1st round ’17 – Signed
Mac Hollowell, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite
Hayden Verbeek, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite


Sudbury Wolves:

Main Camp (2):

Kyle Capobianco, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’15 – Signed
Dmitry Sokolov, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’16

Rookie Camp (3):
Macauley Carson, San Jose Sharks, Free agent invite
Jake McGrath, Buffalo Sabres, Free agent invite
Michael Pezzetta, Montreal Canadiens, 6th round ’16


Windsor Spitfires:

Main Camp (9):

Jeremy Bracco, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Logan Brown, Ottawa Senators, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Sean Day, New York Rangers, 3rd round ’16 – Signed
Michael DiPietro, Vancouver Canucks, 3rd round ’17
Graham Knott, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Luke Kutkevicius, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Julius Nattinen, Anaheim Ducks, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Mikhail Sergachev, Tampa Bay Lightning, 1st round ’16 (MTL) – Signed
Gabriel Vilardi, Los Angeles Kings, 1st round ’17^

Rookie
 Camp (3):
Luke Boka, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite
Aaron Luchuk, Vancouver Canucks, Free agent invite
Hayden McCool, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invit

The 2017 OHL Pre-Season continues this weekend before the launch of #OHLOpeningWeek which begins with Regular Season action on Thursday September 21.

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