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RD 2 € Hounds select Colton White

With their 2nd Round pick (22nd overall) in today’s OHL Priority Selection presented by StateFarm, the Soo Greyhounds selected defenceman COLTON WHITE from the London Knights Minor Midget AAA Gold.

“Colton is a player we had a high degree of interest in throughout the season. With the graduation of Colin Miller and Ryan Sproul, we felt bringing another excellent skater on the back end was a priority. Colton is a young man who plays in all situations, including against the oppositons top players at even strength. He excels at taking away time and space from the opposition and pushing the puck up towards the opposition goal. ” stated GM Kyle Dubas.

White, a native of London, ONTARIO, stands 6’0” while weighing 177 lbs.
In 27 games played in 2012-13 he had 7 goals and 13 assists, good for 20 points.

To hear a “Draft Day” interview with Colton (previously aired on ESPN 1400), please CLICK HERE.

PLAYER BIO – Colton White
Position-
Defence
Date of Birth-
05-03-1997
Hometown-
London, Ontario
Height-
6.00
Weight:-
177 lbs
Shoots-
Left

ROUND 3
Zachary Senyshyn
Ottawa Senators
Position:  Right Wing
Height:  6.01
Weight:  178
Games Played:  27
Goals: 22
Assists:  11
Points:  33

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Zachary is a high speed, high skill right winger. We are thrilled to select him from the Ottawa Jr. Senators program. Zachary is one of the top skaters in the draft and with his combination of speed and skill we are excited to see him become a Greyhound. Zachary played through a serious injury in the 2nd half of the year and was still extremely effectively.”



ROUND 4
Haydon Verbeek
Sun County Panthers
Position:  Left Centre
Height:  5.07
Weight:  155
Games Played:  43
Goals: 13
Assists:  21
Points:  34

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Hayden is a young man who had tremendous support amongst our scouting staff. He is a late birthdate with excellent puck skill and plays with a high level of competitiveness. He uses his combination of speed, skill and competitiveness to be first on the puck and carry possession into the offensive zone. Plays with great pace and competes every shift.”



ROUND 5
Jacob Behse
Thunder Bay Kings
Position:  Right Defence
Height:  6.01
Weight:  185
Games Played:  49
Goals: 10
Assists:  17
Points:  27

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – ” Jake is a big physical defenceman from Thunder Bay, who also has very good puck skills and a heavy point shot. He plays the game the way you want your defenceman to play it – he’s tough, but his ambition to prevent entry into the defensive zone and his gap control is evidence of that. Jake then retrieves the puck and moves it up the ice with the ability to skate it or check down on his outlets.”



ROUND 6
Chris Klack
Halton Hurricanes
Position:  Left Wing
Height:  5.10
Weight:  142
Games Played:  36
Goals: 13
Assists:  22
Points:  35

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Chris is a young man that we had keyed in on as a player we wanted to leave the draft with. He plays the way a Soo Greyhound should. Plays the game with speed, is always in possession of the puck and strong on it once he has it. When he does not have the puck, plays fearless hockey until his team gets it back.”

James Thomson
South Central Coyotes
Position:  Right Defence
Height:  6.03
Weight:  175
Games Played:  60
Goals: 3
Assists:  8
Points:  11

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “James is a big defender with tremendous upside. James is a highly competitive defenceman with great instincts in all three zones. He moves the puck quickly and effectively and also does a great job in the defensive zone. We feel he has a lot of untapped offensive potential as well. He is a product of the South Central Coyotes organization and the excellent coaching of Russ Herrington.”



ROUND 7
JD Falconer
Barrie Colts
Position:  Right Centre
Height:  5.09
Weight:  155
Games Played:  60
Goals: 22
Assists:  37
Points:  59

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “J.D. Is a highly skilled forward who really came on offesnively at the end of the season, particularly in the OHL Cup. When he is on the ice the puck is going towards the opposition goal with speed. Had 10 goals in 5 games in the OHL Cup.”



ROUND 8
Adrian Hockstetler
Oakville Rangers
Position:  Goaltender
Height:  6.01
Weight:  165
Games Played:  30
Wins: 27
Losses:  3
Ties:  3
GAA:  1.05

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Adrian is a big athletic goaltender who we felt got better as the year went on. His hands, feet, and thus his rebound control improved tremendously throughout the season. Adrian’s season culminated when he tended goal for Oakville during the OHL Cup Semi Finals and Finals.”



ROUND 9
Michael Bunting
Don Mills Flyers
Position:  Left Wing
Height:  5.11
Weight:  170
Games Played:  28
Goals: 27
Assists:  12
Points:  39

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Michael is a late birthdate 1995 who led the GTHL in goals scored during his first season playing AAA with Don Mills. Michael scored one goal per game. Michael is an elite athlete who we feel has the potential to be a great late bloomer.”



ROUND 9
Austin Dittenhafer
Central Penn Panthers
Position:  Right Defence
Height:  6.00
Weight:  187
Games Played:  21
Goals: 4
Assists:  12
Points:  16

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Austin is a player we really liked throughout the season. He was a bit hidden playing Junior B for Central Penn. Austin is a big defenceman who moves the puck very well and played for Elite Hockey at the OHL Cup. We are thrilled to add a player of Austin’s calibre to our lineup.”



ROUND 10
Travis Campbell
Windsor Spitfires
Position:  Right Wing
Height:  6.02
Weight:  180
Games Played:  27
Goals: 4
Assists:  5
Points:  9

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Travis is young man with Sault Ste. Marie roots. He is a big body who plays a rugged puck possession game. We will focus on continuing to work with Travis and develop his untapped offensive upside. The fans in Sault Ste. Marie will love the way Travis plays ice hockey.”



ROUND 11
Will Scott
Whitby Wildcats
Position:  Right Wing
Height:  5.08
Weight:  152
Games Played:  27
Goals: 9
Assists:  13
Points:  22

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Will is a late birthdate player who plays with great pace and showed excellent offensive ability. Will plays an extremely competitve game and is always first on loose pucks.  We are thrilled to add a player with Will’s speed, skill, and competitveness at this stage of the Priority Selection.”



ROUND 12
Austin Cho
Toronto Malboros
Position:  Left Defence
Height:  6.00
Weight:  150
Games Played:  56
Goals: 6
Assists:  18
Points:  24

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “We are thrilled to have Austin become a Greyhound today. He was a top defender on the #2 team in the province and has very good possession skills. Austin is a good size young man, with very good skating skills. As the year progressed he showed more of a physical edge which helped him become much better with regards to retaining possession from the opposition.”


ROUND 13
Jake Gingell
Detroit Compuware U16’s
Position:  Ledt Defence
Height:  5.11
Weight:  170
Games Played:  25
Goals:  1
Assists:  10
Points:  11

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Jake is a player we first saw in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. At the MAHA U15 camp last June and was a key part of the blue line for an excellent Compuware Team. Jake is extremely physical, and has high end puck skills. “

Justin Fregona
Toronto Malboros
Position:  Right Wing
Height:  5.05
Weight:  139
Games Played:  56
Goals:  37
Assists:  46
Points:  83

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Justin finished 2nd in scoring behind Dylan Strome on the Toronto Marlies. What Justin lacks in size, he makes up in speed, skill and competitivness. Excellent in one on one battles, strong on the puck. Justin played against top competition and showed great ability alongside of Dylan Strome.”

ROUND 14
BRENT HOUSE
London Knights-Gold
Position:  Right Wing
Height:  6.00
Weight:  156
Games Played:  30
Goals:  10
Assists:  17
Points:  27

Comments from GM Kyle Dubas – “Brent House is another late birthdate who has good size, and good puck possession skills. He is solid in all three zones and really improved as the season went on. We see Brent evolving into a RW who can challenge to become a very solid player in our lineup in the coming year.”

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