DRAFT DAY 2018 Ottawa 67's build for the future at OHL Priority selection draft

The first step towards the 2018-2019 OHL season took place last weekend as all 20 teams hunkered down in their respective war rooms to make their selections in the 2018 Priority Selection Draft.

Above: Flanked by GM James Boyd, right, and Assistant GM Jan Egert, 67's senior adviser and legendary former coach and GM Brian Kilrea announces Ottawa's first-round draft choice.

With their first-round pick, sixth overall, the 67's selected centre Cam Tolnai, below, from the Oakville Rangers.

I'm just ecstatic to be drafted by such a good organization. I can't wait to get started.

Below, 67's Head Scout Pat Higgins talks strategy with Boyd and Head Coach Andre Tourigny, left.

During the 15-round draft, the 67's added 14 new players to the Barber Poles. They are:

  • 6th, Round 1: Cam Tolnai, C (Oakville Rangers)
  • 35th overall, Round 2: Will Cranley, G (Peterborough Petes)
  • 44th overall, Round 3 (from Erie): Alec Belanger, D (Barrie Colts)
  • 51st overall, Round 3 (from Oshawa): Yanic Crete, C (Hawkesbury Hawks)
  • 66th overall, Round 4: Colby Ambrosio, C (Buffalo Jr. Sabres)
  • 76th overall, Round 4 (from Barrie): Chase Bradley, C (New Jersey Colonials)
  • 86th overall, Round 5: Matthew Maggio, RW (Sun County Panthers)
  • 106th overall, Round 6: Anthony Costantini, D (Vaughan Kings Minor Midget)
  • 126th overall, Round 7: Dylan Peterson, RW (Ottawa Jr. Senators)
  • 166th overall, Round 9: Owen Luik, D (Oakville Rangers)
  • 206th overall, Round 11: Liam Cavan, D (Rockland Nationals)
  • 226th overall, Round 12: Ethan Graham, RW (Mississauga Reps)
  • 246th overall, Round 13: Nicholas Chmelevski, C (Oakland Jr. Grizzlies)
  • 290th overall, Round 15 (from Windsor): Davis Tolnai, G (Oakville Rangers)
The Ottawa 67's 2018 draft class.

Above, 67's Head Coach Andre Tourigny welcomes first-round draft pick Cam Tolnai to the 67's.

Former 67's captain Zenon Konopka was also on-hand for the draft on Saturday.

Next up for the newest crop of Ottawa 67's is the club's annual development camp, which opens Friday, April 13.

Draft day photos by Chris Hofley (chofley@oseg.ca)

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