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The Ontario Hockey League announced that 30 OHL players were selected in the seven rounds of the 2021 NHL Draft held virtually on July 23-24 representing approximately 13% of all 224 players picked by the NHL’s 32 teams.

The 30 OHL players have all played at least one game in the Ontario Hockey League, while an additional nine players selected in the 2021 NHL Draft have made commitments to join OHL clubs.

Peterborough Petes centreman Mason McTavish led the way, being selected third overall by the Anaheim Ducks in Friday’s first round. The OHL featured six players selected in the opening 32 picks, with Los Angeles Kings eighth overall selection Brandt Clarke giving the Barrie Colts the CHL’s longest active streak of four consecutive years producing a first round pick.

A total of 87 CHL players were chosen including 33 from the Western Hockey League, 30 from the Ontario Hockey League and 24 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

By position, a total of 15 OHL forwards were selected, as well as 12 defencemen and three goaltenders. Among the OHL’s drafted players, 23 are selections born in 2003, five are late 2002-born picks (Chayka, Roger, Lennox, Montgomery, Vrbetic) and two are 2002 birth years in their second year of eligibility (Ottavainen, Cardwell).

18 of the OHL’s 20 member clubs had a player selected in 2021 led by the London Knights with four. The Sarnia Sting trailed with three players chosen followed by the Barrie Colts, Kingston Frontenacs, Kitchener Rangers, Ottawa 67’s, Peterborough Petes, Saginaw Spirit and Windsor Spitfires who each produced two. The London Knights maintained their record streak of players chosen annually since 1969, climbing into sole possession of first place for the most players chosen all-time with 188 to their credit.

21 of the NHL’s 32 teams added at least one OHL player with the San Jose Sharks leading the way with four selected. The Dallas Stars trailed with three while the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens and Seattle Kraken each picked two.

Following the 2021 NHL Draft, a total of 2,440 OHL players have been selected since 1969, representing approximately 20% of all players chosen.

OHL Players Selected in the 2021 NHL Draft:

First Round (6 OHL Players):

  1. Mason McTavish (Peterborough Petes) – Anaheim Ducks
  2. Brandt Clarke (Barrie Colts) – Los Angeles Kings
  3. Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds) – New York Rangers
  4. Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires) – Dallas Stars
  5. Chase Stillman (Sudbury Wolves) – New Jersey Devils
  6. Logan Mailloux (London Knights) – Montreal Canadiens

Second Round (3 OHL Players):

  1. Daniil Chayka (Guelph Storm) – Vegas Golden Knights
  2. Francesco Pinelli (Kitchener Rangers) – Los Angeles Kings
  3. Ben Roger (London Knights) – Ottawa Senators

Third Round (5 OHL Players):

  1. Ryan Winterton (Hamilton Bulldogs) – Seattle Kraken
  2. Ben Gaudreau (Sarnia Sting) – San Jose Sharks
  3. Brett Harrison (Oshawa Generals) – Boston Bruins
  4. Tristan Lennox (Saginaw Spirit) – New York Islanders
  5. Josh Bloom (Saginaw Spirit) – Buffalo Sabres

Fourth Round (4 OHL Players):

  1. Ville Ottavainen (Kitchener Rangers) – Seattle Kraken
  2. Ethan Del Mastro (Mississauga Steelheads) – Chicago Blackhawks
  3. Ethan Cardwell (Barrie Colts) – San Jose Sharks
  4. Jack Matier (Ottawa 67’s) – Nashville Predators

Fifth Round (4 OHL Players):

  1. Artem Guryev (Peterborough Petes) – San Jose Sharks
  2. Jacob Holmes (Soo Greyhounds) – Dallas Stars
  3. Ty Voit (Sarnia Sting) – Toronto Maple Leafs
  4. Max McCue (London Knights) – San Jose Sharks

Sixth Round (6 OHL Players):

  1. Pasquale Zito (Windsor Spitfires) – Detroit Red Wings
  2. Jack Beck (Ottawa 67’s) – Calgary Flames
  3. Bryce Montgomery (London Knights) – Carolina Hurricanes
  4. Francesco Arcuri (Kingston Frontenacs) – Dallas Stars
  5. Connor Lockhart (Erie Otters) – Vancouver Canucks
  6. Ryan Mast (Sarnia Sting) – Boston Bruins

Seventh Round (2 OHL Players):

  1. Braden Haché (Kingston Frontenacs) – Florida Panthers
  2. Joe Vrbetic (North Bay Battalion) – Montreal Canadiens

Additional Players Committed to the OHL (9):
Rd. 2, 48 Ov. – Artyom Grushnikov (Hamilton Bulldogs) – Dallas Stars
Rd. 3, 78 Ov. – Alexei Kolosov (Erie Otters) – Philadelphia Flyers
Rd. 3, 82 Ov. – Dmitry Kuzmin (Flint Firebirds) – Winnipeg Jets
Rd. 3, 96 Ov. – Roman Schmidt (Kitchener Rangers) – Tampa Bay Lightning
Rd. 4, 110 Ov. – Brian Zanetti (Peterborough Petes) – Philadelphia Flyers
Rd. 5, 142 Ov. – Daniil Sobolev (Windsor Spitfires) – Montreal Canadiens
Rd. 6, 167 Ov. – Liam Gilmartin (London Knights) – San Jose Sharks
Rd. 6, 180 Ov. – Matvei Petrov (North Bay Battalion) – Edmonton Oilers
Rd. 7, 202 Ov. – Chandler Romeo (Hamilton Bulldogs) – Ottawa Senators

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