OHL’s Draft Eligible Statistical Leaders

It is November 1st and that means the Ontario Hockey League’s first full month of the season is now in the books. While the month ended on Halloween, there are no disguises, but a few surprises.

While we look at the League’s statistical leaders in various categories, remember we look at first time draft eligible players only. Those passed over in previous drafts are not included. For example, Oshawa Generals’ Domenic Commisso sits 18th in scoring with 18 points in 15 games, but because he was passed over at the 2016 National Hockey League Draft, he is not included here but is still eligible for the 2017 Draft.

Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads and Austen Keating of the Ottawa 67’s lead the scoring race with 18 points apiece. Right behind them sits Matthew Strome of the Hamilton Bulldogs with 17 points. However, it’s Gabriel Vilardi of the Windsor Spitfires, who began the season injured, leads in points per game with 1.56. Vilardi, considered the top prospect from the OHL has 14 points in just 9 games.

Austen Keating of the Ottawa 67's. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Austen Keating of the Ottawa 67’s. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Another Ottawa 67 leads defencemen in scoring. Noel Hoefenmayer leads the way with 14 points in 15 games. And right there with him is another Mississauga Steelhead in Nicolas Hague with 13 points in 13 games. Adam Thilander of the North Bay Battalion comes in third with 10 points in 15 games.

In goal, Windsor Spitfires’ Michael DiPietro leads in both goals against average and save percentage. His 2.10 GAA and .926 save percentage rank second and third respectively overall in the OHL.

Here are the leaders in various categories:

Points Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Owen Tippett Mississauga 14 13 5 18
Austen Keating Ottawa 15 6 12 18
Matthew Strome Hamilton 14 10 7 17
*Greg Meireles Kitchener 14 4 12 16
Ivan Lodnia Erie 13 8 7 15
Macauley Carson Sudbury 15 7 7 14
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound 15 6 8 14
Gabriel Vilardi Windsor 9 6 8 14
Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 15 5 9 14
Nicolas Hague Mississauga 13 8 5 13
Goal Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G GPG
Owen Tippett Mississauga 14 13 0.93
Matthew Strome Hamilton 14 10 0.71
Ivan Lodnia Erie 13 8 0.62
Nicolas Hague Mississauga 13 8 0.62
Macauley Carson Sudbury 15 7 0.47
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 14 7 0.50
MacKenzie Entwistle Hamilton 14 7 0.50
Nate Schnarr Guelph 16 7 0.44
Austen Keating Ottawa 15 6 0.40
Gabriel Vilardi Windsor 9 6 0.67
Assist Leaders
Player Team GP A APG
Greg Meireles Kitchener 14 12 0.86
Austen Keating Ottawa 15 12 0.80
Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 15 9 0.60
Gabriel Vilardi Windsor 9 8 0.89
Robert Thomas London 13 8 0.62
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound 15 8 0.53
Ivan Lodnia Erie 13 7 0.54
Brett Neumann Erie 14 7 0.50
Matthew Strome Hamilton 14 7 0.50
Macauley Carson Sudbury 15 7 0.47
Defencemen Point Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 15 5 9 14
Nicolas Hague Mississauga 13 8 5 13
Adam Thilander North Bay 15 3 7 10
Markus Phillips Owen Sound 15 4 4 8
Tom Hedberg Barrie 12 2 6 8
Eemeli Rasanen Kingston 14 2 6 8
Nick Grima Peterborough 8 2 4 6
Dmitri Samarukov Guelph 15 0 6 6
Plus/Minus Leaders
Player Team GP +/-
Matthew Strome Hamilton 14 +9
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound 15 +9
Nick Grima Peterborough 8 +8
Brett Neumann Erie 14 +7
Owen Tippett Mississauga 14 +7
Macauley Carson Sudbury 15 +7
Ryan McGregor Sarnia 15 +7
Ivan Lodnia Erie 13 +6
Matthew Phillip Niagara 14 +6
Elijah Roberts Kitchener 14 +6
Penalty Minutes Leaders
Player Team GP PIM M/G
Drake Pilon Sudbury 15 28 1.87
Darian Pilon Sudbury 15 26 1.73
Zach Gallant Peterborough 14 25 1.79
Hayden Davis Niagara 14 21 1.50
Carson Edwardson Erie 9 20 2.22
Matthew Strome Hamilton 14 20 1.43
Cole Tymkin London 12 19 1.58
Faceoff Leaders 
Player Team GP FOA FOW %
Nate Schnarr Guelph 12 333 175 52.6
Zach Gallant Peterborough 14 256 133 52.0
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 14 225 127 56.4
Jason Willms Barrie 15 232 122 52.6
Jack Studnicka Oshawa 15 199 110 55.3
Morgan Frost Sault Ste Marie 16 194 98 50.5
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound 15 185 94 50.8
Adam Ruzicka Sarnia 15 207 93 44.9
Goaltending Leaders – Goals Against Average
Player Team GP Min GA Avg
Michael DiPietro Windsor 9 542 19 2.10
Matthew Villalta Sault Ste Marie 7 348 16 2.76
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton 12 667 34 3.06
Riler Daniels Owen Sound 4 195 10 3.08
Christian Propp Barrie 6 301 18 3.59
Goaltending Leaders – Save Percentage
Player Team GP SH SVS SV%
Michael DiPietro Windsor 9 257 238 0.926
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton 12 362 328 0.906
Colton Incze Niagara 3 117 106 0.906
Matthew Villalta Sault Ste Marie 7 155 139 0.897
Christian Propp Barrie 6 173 155 0.896

2017 OHL’s Draft Eligible Players by Team

Opening week of the Ontario Hockey League season has begun and here you’ll find all the players eligible for the first time for the 2017 National Hockey League Draft.

While there are some top notch players that will have their name’s called in June, It’s not a particularly strong or deep draft class from the O.

Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

On the high end, there is Gabriel Vilardi of the Windsor Spitfires, Owen Tippet and Nicolas Hague of the Mississauga Steelheads and Matthew Strome of the Hamilton Bulldogs to name a few. Standout goaltender Michael DiPietro of the Spitfires has the makeup to push for first round consideration as a goalie.

As for my season prediction, I like Hamilton versus Mississauga in the Eastern Final and London versus Windsor in the Western Final with London defeating Mississauga for the OHL Championship.

Here are the first time draft eligible players

# Rookie Player Pos Team
5 * Chris Cameron D Barrie Colts
7 * Kade Landry D Barrie Colts
8 Lucas Chiodo LW Barrie Colts
12 * Joey Keane D Barrie Colts
15 * Jaden Peca RW Barrie Colts
19 * Jason Willms C Barrie Colts
25 * Kyle Heitzner C Barrie Colts
26 * Tom Hedberg D Barrie Colts
17 Kyle Auger D Barrie Colts
31 Ruan Badenhorst G Barrie Colts
33 * Christian Propp G Barrie Colts
3 * Ryan Martin D Erie Otters
8 * Carson Edwardson C Erie Otters
13 Brett Neumann C Erie Otters
22 Josh Wainman D Erie Otters
27 Ivan Lodnia C Erie Otters
39 * Gera Puddbnyi C Erie Otters
40 * Anand Oberoi G Erie Otters
6 * Samuel Duchesne D Flint Firebirds
9 * Jack Phibbs LW Flint Firebirds
12 * Jake Durham RW Flint Firebirds
5 * Dmitri Samorukov D Guelph Storm
13 * Hanna Quinn D Guelph Storm
14 * Cedric Ralph C Guelph Storm
16 * Nate Schnarr C Guelph Storm
19 Isaac Ratcliffe LW Guelph Storm
20 Albert Michnac C Guelph Storm
22 Liam Stevens LW Guelph Storm
26 Nick Deakin-Poot C Guelph Storm
32 * Anthony Popovich G Guelph Storm
9 * Reilly Webb D Hamilton Bulldogs
11 * Isaac Nurse RW Hamilton Bulldogs
12 * Zachary Johnson LW Hamilton Bulldogs
15 * Fedor Gordeev D Hamilton Bulldogs
18 Matthew Strome LW Hamilton Bulldogs
28 Marian Studenic C Hamilton Bulldogs
44 MacKenzie Entwistle RW Hamilton Bulldogs
33 Kaden Fulcher G Hamilton Bulldogs
6 Jacob Paquette D Kingston Frontenacs
13 * Colin Van Den Hurk D Kingston Frontenacs
19 Jason Robertson LW Kingston Frontenacs
22 * Jakub Brahaney D Kingston Frontenacs
23 * Tyler Burnie RW Kingston Frontenacs
75 * Linus Nyman RW Kingston Frontenacs
77 * Eemeli Rosonen D Kingston Frontenacs
4 Joseph Garreffa C Kitchener Rangers
21 Nick McHugh LW Kitchener Rangers
25 * Alex Peterson D Kitchener Rangers
48 * Cedric Scheimenz C Kitchener Rangers
81 * Dylan Seitz C Kitchener Rangers
88 Greg Meireles RW Kitchener Rangers
98 Elijah Roberts D Kitchener Rangers
34 Luke Richardson G Kitchener Rangers
6 * Ryley Coome D London Knights
15 * Cole Tymkin RW London Knights
24 * Ian Blacker D London Knights
26 * Josh Nelson C London Knights
27 Robert Thomas C London Knights
42 * Jacob Golden D London Knights
80 * Alex Forementon LW London Knights
15 Shaw Boomhower C Mississauga Steelheads
17 * Scoley Dow LW Mississauga Steelheads
18 * Aidan McFarland LW Mississauga Steelheads
28 * Matthew Titus RW Mississauga Steelheads
41 Nicolas Hague D Mississauga Steelheads
74 Owen Tippet RW Mississauga Steelheads
94 * Jeremy Goodwin LW Mississauga Steelheads
3 Ben Jones C Niagara Ice Dogs
5 * Drew Hunter D Niagara Ice Dogs
6 Hayden Davis D Niagara Ice Dogs
16 * Danial Singer C Niagara Ice Dogs
18 * Matthew Philip C Niagara Ice Dogs
19 * Pavel Demin C Niagara Ice Dogs
20 * Ondrej Machala C Niagara Ice Dogs
27 * Cal Davis RW Niagara Ice Dogs
29 * Liam Ham D Niagara Ice Dogs
1 * Colton Incze G Niagara Ice Dogs
2 * Eric Allair D North Bay Battalion
3 Adam Thilander D North Bay Battalion
11 * Daniel Walker LW North Bay Battalion
20 Jacob Ball LW North Bay Battalion
22 Lyle Brady D North Bay Battalion
23 Daniil Vertiy LW North Bay Battalion
24 * Brad Chenier LW North Bay Battalion
27 * Adam McMaster C North Bay Battalion
35 * Mat Woroniuk G North Bay Battalion
3 * Jaimen Allison D Oshawa Generals
4 * Matt Stoia D Oshawa Generals
7 Sullivan Sparkes C Oshawa Generals
15 Kyle MacLean LW Oshawa Generals
17 Renars Krastenbergs LW Oshawa Generals
18 Robbie Burt RW Oshawa Generals
23 Jack Studnicka C Oshawa Generals
38 Kyle Keyser G Oshawa Generals
35 * Barrett Mundell G Oshawa Generals
2 Noel Hoefenmayer D Ottawa 67’s
5 * Andrei Golikov D Ottawa 67’s
9 Austen Keating LW Ottawa 67’s
16 * Ben Evans C Ottawa 67’s
18 Hudson Wilson D Ottawa 67’s
89 Sasha Chmelevski C Ottawa 67’s
5 Sean Durzi D Owen Sound Attack
7 * Zachary Roberts LW Owen Sound Attack
12 * Nick Pryce LW Owen Sound Attack
18 Markus Phillips D Owen Sound Attack
21 Jonah Gadjovich LW Owen Sound Attack
24 * Maksim Sushko RW Owen Sound Attack
37 Nick Suzuki C Owen Sound Attack
2 Cole Fraser D Peterborough Petes
7 Nick Grima D Peterborough Petes
11 Zach Gallant C Peterborough Petes
12 C. J. Clarke RW Peterborough Petes
15 * Nick Isaacson LW Peterborough Petes
23 * Matyas Svoboda LW Peterborough Petes
25 Igor Martynov LW Peterborough Petes
6 * Robert Proner D Saginaw Spirit
7 * Kyle Bollers LW Saginaw Spirit
9 Brady Gilmour C Saginaw Spirit
24 * Brock Hill D Saginaw Spirit
25 Kirill Maksimov RW Saginaw Spirit
49 Cole Coskey RW Saginaw Spirit
91 * Gianluca Fuoco LW Saginaw Spirit
20 * Brendan Bonello G Saginaw Spirit
19 Ryan McGregor LW Sarnia Sting
21 * Adam Ruzicka C Sarnia Sting
23 * Egert Curtis LW Sarnia Sting
27 * Sean Josling RW Sarnia Sting
28 * Kelton Hatcher D Sarnia Sting
30 * Aidan Hughes G Sarnia Sting
7 Anthony DeMeo D Soo Greyhounds
11 Mac Hollowell D Soo Greyhounds
15 Calvin Martin LW Soo Greyhounds
16 Morgan Frost C Soo Greyhounds
21 Connor Timmins D Soo Greyhounds
22 Liam Hawel C Soo Greyhounds
29 * Dougie Newhouse G Soo Greyhounds
31 * Matthew Villalta G Soo Greyhounds
7 Reagan O’Grady D Sudbury Wolves
8 * Conor Ali D Sudbury Wolves
12 Brady Pataki RW Sudbury Wolves
14 * Owen Lane LW Sudbury Wolves
18 Macauley Carson LW Sudbury Wolves
20 * Shane Bulitka LW Sudbury Wolves
22 Ben Garagan C Sudbury Wolves
28 Drake Pilon RW Sudbury Wolves
29 Darian Pilon LW Sudbury Wolves
30 * Drake McGrath G Sudbury Wolves
13 Gabriel Vilardi C Windsor Spitfires
26 * Cole Purboo RW Windsor Spitfires
29 * Jasper Forgrave RW Windsor Spitfires
61 Luke Boka RW Windsor Spitfires
31 * Lucas Patton G Windsor Spitfires
64 Michael DiPietro G Windsor Spitfires