With their 1st Pick (19th overall) of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection, the Soo Greyhounds are very pleased to select HAYDEN FOWLER from the Kingston Frontenacs Minor Midget AAA of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association Eastern Triple A Hockey League.
The 5.09, 166-lb centreman appeared in 35 games this past season for the Frontenacs tallying 22 goals and 18 assists (40 points) in 35 regular season games played before adding 10 more points in the post-season (6g, 4a).
SCOUTING REPORT (courtesy of the OHL)
Hayden is one of the top prospects in the ETA this year. He is one of the most dynamic skaters and uses his edges better than anyone. He is explosive off the mark and can change gears in mid stride. His one-on-one skills are impressive and help him make many a defender look silly. Hayden is a team-player with great vision and playmaking abilities. He is always looking to set up teammates when the opportunity arises. He has a very high hockey I.Q. and is always in the right spot at the right time.
PLAYERS TO WATCH (from the omha.net)
Very few players generate offence at the pace Fowler does. A natural goal scorer, Fowler has an excellent shot and will let it go anywhere close and in scoring areas. Lightning quick, he plays the game with a chip on his shoulder and is not an easy player to play against. Fowler is a special and unique talent that will be a sought after commodity for OHL teams.
Hometown: Kingston, ON
Weight: 166 lbs
DOB: September 24, 2001
• The Greyhounds will now wat until the 3rd Round (44th overall) to make their next selection.