Toronto, Ont. – The 2022-23 regular season is winding down, the playoffs are right around the corner, and the 2023 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore is under a month away, taking place Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd.
The results of the OHL Priority Selection Draft Lottery will be formally announced next Wednesday, March 29th at 6:00pm, streaming live for free on CHL TV. The Draft Lottery will determine the order of selection for the first four picks of the first round of the 2023 OHL Priority Selection as well as the 2023 OHL U-18 Priority Selection (held April 26th) and the 2023 CHL Import Draft.
Non-playoff teams the Niagara IceDogs, Erie Otters, Soo Greyhounds and one of the Kingston Frontenacs or Oshawa Generals will be involved in this year’s Lottery, one that sees the introduction of a weighted system that provides a 40 percent opportunity for the last-placed team (Niagara IceDogs) to garner the first overall selection. The three other participating teams will have adjusted proportionate odds, with the 19th place Erie Otters (30 percent), 18th place team (20 percent) and 17th place team (10 percent) also vying for the top selection.
The 2022-23 OHL regular season comes to a conclusion on Sunday, March 26th, with the four participating non-playoff teams established in their respective positions in the OHL standings.
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.