Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the first, second and third all-star team selections, in addition to the first and second all-rookie team designations for the 2021-22 season.
OHL all-star and all-rookie teams were selected by the OHL’s General Managers, with voting conducted in two stages beginning with a Conference ballot followed by a final ballot that integrated the top selections from both the Eastern and Western Conference results.
A total of 16 of the League’s 20 member teams are represented on this year’s all-star and all-rookie team selections, with the Hamilton Spectator Trophy recipient Hamilton Bulldogs leading the way with five, all named to all-star teams. The Flint Firebirds trail with four representatives while the North Bay Battalion and Soo Greyhounds each feature three.
Historical results of note include Flint’s Brennan Othmann becoming the first Firebirds player to ever receive a first all-star team designation as he joins second team members in goaltender Luke Cavallin and coach Ted Dent who are the franchise’s first at their positions. Hamilton Bulldogs blueliner and OHL Defenceman of the Year Nathan Staios is the first rearguard in Bulldogs history to earn first all-star team distinction. James Richmond becomes the first Mississauga Steelheads coach to ever be included on the League’s first all-star team while Hamilton’s Jay McKee and Marco Costantini are the first in Bulldogs history to be named to an all-star team at their respective positions.
On the all-rookie team front, Coulson Pitre gives the Flint Firebirds a third straight season with a member on the OHL’s first all-rookie team, following Othmann (2019-20) and Vladislav Kolyachonok (2018-19). Guelph Storm teammates Cam Allen and Michael Buchinger become the first teammates to make up the defence pairing on the League’s first all-rookie team since Rory Fitzpatrick and Mike Wilson of the 1992-93 Sudbury Wolves. In goal, Nolan Lalonde becomes the first netminder in Erie Otters history to be voted to the OHL’s first all-rookie team. First overall selections in the 2020 and 2021 OHL Priority Selection Ty Nelson of the North Bay Battalion and Quentin Musty of the Sudbury Wolves were both voted to the second all-rookie team.
2021-22 OHL All-Star & All-Rookie Teams:
Representatives with major positional awards in brackets are default first team members, all other designations are determined by votes cast by OHL General Managers
First All-Star Team:
Centre – Wyatt Johnston, Windsor Spitfires (OHL’s Most Outstanding Player)
Left Wing – Brennan Othmann, Flint Firebirds – voted 1st all-rookie team in 2019-20
Right Wing – Brandon Coe, North Bay Battalion
Defence – Nathan Staios, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL’s Defenceman of the Year)
Defence – Ryan O’Rourke, Soo Greyhounds – voted 2nd all-rookie team in 2018-19
Goaltender – Brett Brochu, London Knights (OHL’s Goaltender of the Year) – voted 1st all-rookie team in 2019-20
Coach – James Richmond, Mississauga Steelheads (OHL’s Coach of the Year)
Second All-Star Team:
Centre – Mason McTavish, Hamilton Bulldogs – voted 2nd all-rookie team in 2019-20
Left Wing – Will Cuylle, Windsor Spitfires – voted 2nd all-rookie team in 2018-19
Right Wing – Luke Evangelista, London Knights
Defence – Jack Thompson, Soo Greyhounds
Defence – Brandt Clarke, Barrie Colts – voted 1st all-rookie team in 2019-20
Goaltender – Luke Cavallin, Flint Firebirds
Coach – Ted Dent, Flint Firebirds
Third All-Star Team:
Centre – Shane Wright, Kingston Frontenacs – voted 1st all-rookie team in 2019-20
Left Wing – Tye Kartye, Soo Greyhounds
Right Wing – Lucas Edmonds, Kingston Frontenacs
Defence – Arber Xhekaj, Hamilton Bulldogs
Defence – Pavel Mintyukov, Saginaw Spirit
Goaltender – Marco Costantini, Hamilton Bulldogs
Coach – Jay McKee, Hamilton Bulldogs
First All-Rookie Team:
Centre – Calum Ritchie, Oshawa Generals
Left Wing – Colby Barlow, Owen Sound Attack
Right Wing – Coulson Pitre, Flint Firebirds
Defence – Cam Allen, Guelph Storm (OHL’s Rookie of the Year)
Defence – Michael Buchinger, Guelph Storm
Goaltender – Nolan Lalonde, Erie Otters
Second All-Rookie Team:
Centre – Owen Beck, Mississauga Steelheads
Left Wing – Quentin Musty, Sudbury Wolves
Right Wing – Vinzenz Rohrer, Ottawa 67’s
Defence – Ty Nelson, North Bay Battalion
Defence – Beau Akey, Barrie Colts
Goaltender – Dom DiVincentiis, North Bay Battalion
About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.