Four Greyhounds Included on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Draft Rankings

Ontario Hockey League

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 62 OHL players have been included on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2022 NHL Draft that takes place July 7-8 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC.

The list includes 41 OHL forwards, 14 defencemen and seven goaltenders.

A total of 10 OHL players are ranked inside the first round led by Kingston Frontenacs centreman Shane Wright, a former OHL Rookie of the Year Award recipient and exceptional status first overall pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.

“Shane is an excellent prospect and a guy that the scouting community has been tracking for a while now so everyone’s familiar with the attributes he can bring to a team,” OHL graduate Joey Tenute of NHL Central Scouting said. “He shows up every night, is a leader and plays every situation. He does what it takes all over the ice and any coach can rely on a player like that because he not only provides offense but is an all-around leader of a team … lead by example type of guy.”

Frontenacs teammate Paul Ludwinski joins Wright as a potential first round selection, being listed 29th among North American skaters.

Joining Czech forward Matyas Sapovaliv as one of two Saginaw Spirit players ranked inside the top-32, Russian defender Pavel Mintyukov comes in at number five on the list.

“Mintyukov, to me, is the best at his position for the 2022 draft,” said NHL Central Scouting Director Dan Marr. “He plays a very dynamic game utilizing his size, skating, smarts and skills to control the play in all zones and situations. The confidence, composure and degree of authority in which he takes charge and executes on plays places him in a category all to himself.”

The Spirit also boast the highest-ranked goaltender on the list in 17-year-old Shelby Township, Mich. native Andrew Oke, who is the eighth-ranked North American netminder.

The OHL’s first place Mississauga Steelheads also feature two players ranked inside the first round with 18-year-old forward Luca Del Bel Belluz at eleventh on the list and 17-year-old centreman Owen Beck at number 19.

The Guelph Storm join Kingston, Saginaw and Mississauga in producing another pair of players ranked inside the first round in first-year centreman Matthew Poitras at 23rd and sophomore talent Danny Zhilkin at 27th. Rookie defender Michael Buchinger came in just outside of the top-32, being ranked 36th on the list.

Former first overall 2020 OHL Priority Selection choice Ty Nelson of the North Bay Battalion is the highest-ranked Canadian-born defenceman at number 25 on the list.

Nineteen of the OHL’s 20 member teams feature at least one player included on the list, with the London Knights (8), Guelph Storm (6) and North Bay Battalion (5) leading the way.

2022 NHL Central Scouting Midterm Draft Rankings


1 Shane Wright Kingston Frontenacs C
5 Pavel Mintyukov Saginaw Spirit D
11 Luca Del Bel Belluz Mississauga Steelheads C
13 Matyas Sapovaliv Saginaw Spirit C
19 Owen Beck Mississauga Steelheads C
23 Matthew Poitras Guelph Storm C
25 Ty Nelson North Bay Battalion D
27 Danny Zhilkin Guelph Storm C
28 Bryce McConnell-Barker Soo Greyhounds C
29 Paul Ludwinski Kingston Frontenacs C
35 David Goyette Sudbury Wolves C
36 Michael Buchinger Guelph Storm D
38 Spencer Sova Erie Otters D
39 Jorian Donovan Hamilton Bulldogs D
42 Isaiah George London Knights D
46 Vinzenz Rohrer Ottawa 67’s C
47 Hunter Haight Barrie Colts C
52 Servac Petrovsky Owen Sound Attack C
61 Jake Karabela Guelph Storm C
62 Ruslan Gazizov London Knights LW
66 Liam Arnsby North Bay Battalion C
68 Gavin Hayes Flint Firebirds LW
75 Jackson Edward London Knights D
76 Cedrick Guindon Owen Sound Attack LW
77 Pano Fimis Niagara IceDogs C
88 Evan Konyen Sudbury Wolves RW
103 Kirill Kudryavtsev Soo Greyhounds D
107 Lucas Edmonds Kingston Frontenacs RW
109 Tucker Robertson Peterborough Petes C
120 Samuel Mayer Peterborough Petes D
121 Vsevolod Gaidamak Ottawa 67’s C
124 Zakary Lavoie Mississauga Steelheads RW
129 Colton Smith London Knights LW
132 Rodwin Dionicio Niagara IceDogs D
137 Beau Jelsma Barrie Colts C
138 Brady Stonehouse Ottawa 67’s RW
142 Stuart Rolofs Oshawa Generals LW
152 Tnias Mathurin North Bay Battalion D
155 Aidan Castle Niagara IceDogs RW
160 Gavin Bryant Owen Sound Attack C
163 Brice Cooke Niagara IceDogs LW
179 Christian Kyrou Erie Otters D
182 Kyle Jackson North Bay Battalion C
183 Tyler Savard Soo Greyhounds LW
188 Brody Crane London Knights LW
190 Sam Alfano Peterborough Petes RW
195 Roberto Mancini Saginaw Spirit D
196 Kirill Steklov London Knights D
200 Kocha Delic Sudbury Wolves C
204 James Hardie Mississauga Steelheads LW
210 Ryan Abraham Windsor Spitfires C
213 Landon Sim London Knights RW
217 Braeden Bowman Guelph Storm RW
219 Max Namestnikov Sarnia Sting C
224 Nolan Dann Sarnia Sting LW
LV Simon Slavicek Flint Firebirds LW


8 Andrew Oke Saginaw Spirit
10 Nolan Lalonde Erie Otters
12 Charlie Schenkel Soo Greyhounds
14 Domenic Divincentiis North Bay Battalion
15 Jacob Oster Guelph Storm
16 Brett Brochu London Knights
29 Patrick Leaver Oshawa Generals

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