Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 47 OHL players have been included on NHL Central Scouting’s October ‘Players to Watch’ List for the 2023 NHL Draft scheduled to take place June 28-29 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Forwards Colby Barlow of the Owen Sound Attack and Calum Ritchie of the Oshawa Generals join defenceman Cam Allen of the Guelph Storm in receiving ‘A’ ratings, indicating a potential first round selection.

An additional 11 players were assigned ‘B’ ratings indicating a potential second or third round selection while 33, including four goaltenders, received ‘C’ designations indicating a potential fourth, fifth or sixth round candidate.

Eighteen OHL member teams are represented on the list led by the Flint Firebirds, Kingston Frontenacs, Kitchener Rangers and Sudbury Wolves, each with four players included. The Guelph Storm, London Knights, North Bay Battalion, Ottawa 67’s, Peterborough Petes, Saginaw Spirit and Windsor Spitfires trail with three players respectively.

The list includes 25 OHL forwards, 18 defencemen and four goaltenders.

2023 NHL Central Scouting October Players to Watch List – OHL

Players have been identified using the following criteria:

• A Rating – Indicates a first round candidate
• B Rating – Indicates a second or third round candidate
• C Rating – Indicates a fourth/fifth/sixth round candidate

ACam AllenDGuelph Storm
AColby BarlowLWOwen Sound Attack
ACalum RitchieCOshawa Generals
BBeau AkeyDBarrie Colts
BOliver BonkDLondon Knights
BHunter BrzustewiczDKitchener Rangers
BAndrew GibsonDSoo Greyhounds
BNick LardisLWPeterborough Petes
BEthan MiedemaLWWindsor Spitfires
BQuentin MustyLWSudbury Wolves
BLuca PinelliLWOttawa 67’s
BCoulson PitreRWFlint Firebirds
BCarson RehkopfLWKitchener Rangers
BCarey TerranceCErie Otters
CMatthew AndonovskiDKitchener Rangers
CDenver BarkeyCLondon Knights
CTristan BertucciDFlint Firebirds
CCole BrownRWHamilton Bulldogs
CQuinton BurnsDKingston Frontenacs
CEaston CowanRWLondon Knights
CAlexis DaviaultDSarnia Sting
CP.J. ForgioneDSaginaw Spirit
CBrad GardinerCOttawa 67’s
CEthan HayCFlint Firebirds
CLinus HemstromRWKingston Frontenacs
CAngus MacDonellCSarnia Sting
CMatthew ManiaDSudbury Wolves
CMatthew MayichDOttawa 67’s
CDonovan McCoyDPeterborough Petes
CLuke McNamaraCSaginaw Spirit
CMarco MignosaRWSoo Greyhounds
CNiko MinkkinenDGuelph Storm
COwen OutwaterLWKingston Frontenacs
CAlex PharandCSudbury Wolves
CMichael PodolioukhCNorth Bay Battalion
CBronson RideDWindsor Spitfires
CNic SimaRWNorth Bay Battalion
CBlake SmithDOshawa Generals
CKonnor SmithDPeterborough Petes
CMatthew SotoRWKingston Frontenacs
CDjibril ToureDSudbury Wolves
CJoey WillisLWSaginaw Spirit
CValentin ZhuginLWGuelph Storm
CJoey CostanzoGWindsor Spitfires
CNathan DayGFlint Firebirds
CJackson ParsonsGKitchener Rangers
CCharlie RobertsonGNorth Bay Battalion

For the complete list, visit NHL.com.

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.


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