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164 OHL players invited to 2016 NHL Training Camps

For Immediate Release
Thursday September 15, 2016

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 164 OHL players have been invited to attend National Hockey League Training Camps this season.

All 164 players listed are eligible to compete in the OHL for the 2016-17 season including 108 players born in either 1997 or 1998, while 56 of the players are 1996-born and would return as overage players.  159 of the players listed competed in the OHL last season, while five of the players are committed to their OHL clubs for 2016-17.

Of the 164 players attending Training Camps, 111 are going to clubs that selected them in the NHL Draft, 46 are free agent invites, five are undrafted NHL signed prospects, and two players are undrafted AHL signed prospects.  In total, 55 of the players attending NHL Camps have signed entry-level contracts including 29 1996-born players who are overage eligible.

All 20 OHL clubs have at least four players attending NHL Training Camps with the London Knights leading the way by sending 16 players to various camps, followed by the Kitchener Rangers with 12 players, the Windsor Spitfires with 11 players, and both the Niagara IceDogs and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with 10 players each.

29 of the NHL’s 30 clubs will have at least one OHL eligible player attending their Training Camp.  The Arizona Coyotes lead the way with 13 returning eligible OHL players, followed by the St. Louis Blues with 12, the Carolina Hurricanes with 10, followed by the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, and Toronto Maple Leafs each with nine.

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

OHL Players at 2016-17 NHL Training Camps

Player/NHL Club/Draft Year or Free Agent
Players in italics indicate overage players (1996 birthdates)
*indicates players committed for the 2016-17 season

Barrie Colts (6):
Rasmus Andersson, Calgary Flames, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Mackenzie Blackwood, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Cordell James, Dallas Stars, Free Agent Invite
Andrew Mangiapane, Calgary Flames, 6th round ’15 – Signed
Roy Radke, Chicago Blackhawks, 6th round ‘15
Dylan Sadowy, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’14 (SJS) – Signed

Erie Otters (8):
Erik Cernak, Los Angeles Kings, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ‘16
Travis Dermott, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Kyle Maksimovich, Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent Invite
Darren Raddysh, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Invite
Taylor Raddysh, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ‘16
Jordan Sambrook, Detroit Red Wings, 5th round ‘16
Dylan Strome, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’15 – Signed

Flint Firebirds (6):
Will Bitten, Montreal Canadiens, 3rd round ‘16
Nicholas Caamano, Dallas Stars, 5th round ‘16
Everett Clark, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Luke Kirwan, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite
Alex Peters, Carolina Hurricanes, Free Agent Invite
Jalen Smereck, Arizona Coyotes, Free Agent Invite

Guelph Storm (4):
Noah Carroll, Carolina Hurricanes, 6th round ‘16
James McEwan, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Invite
Garrett McFadden, Philadelphia Flyers, Free Agent Invite
Givani Smith, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ‘16

Hamilton Bulldogs (6):
Cole Candella, Vancouver Canucks, 5th round ‘16
Ben Gleason, Carolina Hurricanes, Free Agent Invite
Connor Hicks, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite
Justin Lemcke, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite
Matt Luff, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent Invite
Niki Petti, Arizona Coyotes, Free Agent Invite

Kingston Frontenacs (8):
Lawson Crouse, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’15 (FLA) – Signed
Michael Dal Colle, New York Islanders, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Stephen Desrocher, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ‘15
Warren Foegele, Carolina Hurricanes, 3rd round ‘14
Jeremy Helvig, Carolina Hurricanes, 5th round ‘16
Juho Lammikko, Florida Panthers, 3rd round ’14 – Signed
Roland McKeown, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’14 (LAK) – Signed
Spencer Watson, Los Angeles Kings, 7th round ’14 – Signed

Kitchener Rangers (12):
Jeremy Bracco, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ‘15
Connor Bunnaman, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ‘16
Dylan Di Perna, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite
Connor Hall, Pittsburgh Penguins, 3rd round ‘16
Jake Henderson, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Frank Hora, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite
Mason Kohn, Arizona Coyotes, Free Agent Invite
Darby Llewellyn, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite
Ryan MacInnis, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Adam Mascherin, Florida Panthers, 2nd round ‘16
Luke Opilka, St. Louis Blues, 5th round ’15 – Signed (unable to attend due to injury)
Dmitrii Sergeev, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent – Signed

London Knights (16):
Brandon Crawley, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Invite
Christian Dvorak, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Max Jones, Anaheim Ducks, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Olli Juolevi, Vancouver Canucks, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Janne Kuokkanen, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ‘16*
Owen MacDonald, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Chris Martenet, Dallas Stars, 4th round ’15 – Signed
Nicolas Mattinen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ‘16
Victor Mete, Montreal Canadiens, 4th round ‘16
Tyler Parsons, Calgary Flames, 2nd round ‘16
JJ Piccinich, Toronto Maple Leafs, 4th round ‘14
Cliff Pu, Buffalo Sabres, 3rd round ‘16
Kole Sherwood, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent – Signed
Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Chandler Yakimowicz, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Invite

Mississauga Steelheads (9):
Nathan Bastian, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ‘16
Sean Day, New York Rangers, 3rd round ‘16
Stephen Gibson, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite
Michael McLeod, New Jersey Devils, 1st round ‘16
Jacob Moverare, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ‘16*
Daniel Muzito-Bagenda, Buffalo Sabres, Signed (AHL)
Alex Nylander, Buffalo Sabres, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Austin Osmanski, Buffalo Sabres, 7th round ‘16
Vili Saarijärvi, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’15 – Signed

Niagara IceDogs (10):
Stephen Dhillon, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite
Vince Dunn, St. Louis Blues, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Josh Ho-Sang, New York Islanders, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Pavel Jenys, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’14 – Signed
Graham Knott, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ‘15
Alex Nedeljkovic, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Christopher Paquette, Tampa Bay Lightning, 5th round ‘16
Brendan Perlini, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’14 – Signed
Blake Siebenaler, Columbus Blue Jackets, 3rd round ’14 – Signed
Josh Wesley, Carolina Hurricanes, 4th round ’14 – Signed

North Bay Battalion (8):
Mike Amadio, Los Angeles Kings, 3rd round ’14 – Signed
Justin Brazeau, Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Invite
Riley Bruce, Calgary Flames, 7th round ‘15
Cam Dineen, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ‘16
Brett McKenzie, Vancouver Canucks, 7th round ‘16
Brent Moran, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite
Mark Shoemaker, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ‘16
Kyle Wood, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’14 (COL) – Signed

Oshawa Generals (7):
Sean Allen, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Jeremy Brodeur, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Invite
Anthony Cirelli, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ’15 – Signed
Domenic Commisso, Boston Bruins, Free Agent Invite
Lukas Lofquist, New York Islanders, Signed (AHL)
Riley Stillman, Florida Panthers, 4th round ’16
Mitchell Vande Sompel, New York Islanders, 3rd round ‘15

Ottawa 67’s (5):
Travis Barron, Colorado Avalanche, 7th round ‘16
Stepan Falkovsky, Calgary Flames, 7th round ‘16
Jacob Middleton, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent Invite
Drake Rymsha, Boston Bruins, Free Agent Invite
Dante Salituro, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent – Signed

Owen Sound Attack (8):
Santino Centorame, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Jacob Friend, Los Angeles Kings, 7th round ‘16
Michael McNiven, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent – Signed
Petrus Palmu, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Invite
Thomas Schemitsch, Florida Panthers, 3rd round ‘15
Matt Schmalz, Los Angeles Kings, 5th round ‘15
Damir Sharipzyanov, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent – Signed
Ethan Szypula, Dallas Stars, Free Agent Invite

Peterborough Petes (8):
Jonathan Ang, Florida Panthers, 4th round ‘16
Eric Cornel, Buffalo Sabres, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Kyle Jenkins, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent Invite
Steven Lorentz, Carolina Hurricanes, 7th round ‘15
Dominik Masin, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Matt Spencer, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Jonne Tammela, Tampa Bay Lightning, 4th round ‘15*
Dylan Wells, Edmonton Oilers, 5th round ‘16

Saginaw Spirit (8):
Kris Bennett, Nashville Predators, Free Agent Invite
Evan Cormier, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ‘16
Marcus Crawford, New Jersey Devils, Free Agent Invite
Tye Felhaber, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Invite
Filip Hronek, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’16 – Signed*
Keaton Middleton, Toronto Maple Leafs, 4th round ‘16
Markus Niemelainen, Edmonton Oilers, 3rd round ‘16
Mitchell Stephens, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed

Sarnia Sting (9):
Jakob Chychrun, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Filip Helt, St. Louis Blues, 7th round ‘16*
Josh Jacobs, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Jeff King, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite
Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Nikita Korostelev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 7th round ‘15
Jordan Kyrou, St. Louis Blues, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Anthony Salinitri, Philadelphia Flyers, 6th round ‘16
Pavel Zacha, New Jersey Devils, 1st round ’15 – Signed

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (10):
Gustav Bouramman, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’15 – Signed
Tim Gettinger, New York Rangers, 5th round ‘16
Brandon Halverson, New York Rangers, 2nd round ’14 – Signed
Boris Katchouk, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ‘16
Jack Kopacka, Anaheim Ducks, 4th round ‘16
Joseph Raaymakers, New York Rangers, Free Agent Invite
Zachary Senyshyn, Boston Bruins, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Blake Speers, New Jersey Devils, 3rd round ‘15
Hayden Verbeek, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Invite
Colton White, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ‘15

Sudbury Wolves (5):
Kyle Capobianco, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ‘15
Liam Dunda, St. Louis Blues, 6th round ‘15
Aiden Jamieson, St. Louis Blues, Free Agent Invite
Michael Pezzetta, Montreal Canadiens, 6th round ‘16
Dmitry Sokolov, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ‘16

Windsor Spitfires (11):
Jeremiah Addison, Montreal Canadiens, 7th round ‘15
Logan Brown, Ottawa Senators, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Jalen Chatfield, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Invite
Cristiano DiGiacinto, New York Islanders, Free Agent Invite
Christian Fischer, Arizona Coyotes, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Brendan Lemieux, Winnipeg Jets, 2nd round ’14 (BUF) – Signed
Hayden McCool, Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Invite
Julius Nattinen, Anaheim Ducks, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Tyler Nother, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Invite
Mikhail Sergachev, Montreal Canadiens, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Logan Stanley, Winnipeg Jets, 1st round ‘16

The 2016-17 OHL regular season begins on Wednesday September 21.

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