2019 OHL Draft Ranking: February’s Top-220

Unbelievably, we already find ourselves in the midst of playoff season around Ontario’s Minor Midget leagues.

With only two months remaining until the 2019 OHL Draft, our rankings are becoming more and more consistent, with only small variations from month-to-month within the first few rounds.

The month of January providing some very intriguing late-season matchups as teams across the province were vying for positions in the regular season standings, battling for advantageous matchups in the first round of the playoffs.

In the GTHL, a tight battle for the 7th and 8th seeds came to an exciting finish, with the Vaughan Kings and North York Rangers scratching and clawing their way to playoff positions over the challenging Markham Majors and Mississauga Reps.

Related: 2018-19 GTHL Playoff Preview

Perhaps most notably was the undefeated season capped off by the Don Mills Flyers. Dominant from start to finish, the team finished the regular season with an unheard of 30-0-3 record.

In the ETA, the Whitby Wildcats cruised to the league’s top record, an impressive 30-1-5. As for the final playoff positions in each division, the Kingston Jr. Frontenacs were able to fend off the Central Ontario Wolves, securing the 4th seed in the East by two points. Over in the West, the Ajax-Pickering Raiders narrowly beat out the Richmond Hill Coyotes for the 4th seed, finishing just one point ahead of their competitors. Meanwhile, the North Central Predators captured the division title with a 21-8-5 record.

However, it was the Alliance that arguably had the greatest finish of all the leagues. A four team battle for the league’s top seed resulted in the Brantford 99ers coming away on top, with a 21-8-4 record and 46 points. One point behind them was a three-way tie for the 2nd seed, with the Wolves, Rangers, and Knights all finishing with 45 points.

As well, there was great excitement surrounding the battle for the 7th and 8th seeds, which ended up in another three-way tie between the Chiefs, Cyclones, and Lakers. Unfortunately, Huron-Perth would lose out on a playoff positions after determination of tiebreakers.

Last but not least, the SCTA provided some drama as well. After riding a hot streak to end the season, the Halton Hurricanes came away with the 1st seed, sporting a 23-6-3 record. In a heated battle for playoff positions, there was yet another three-way tie for the 5th, 6th, and 7th seeds, split between the Eagles, Admirals, and Highlanders.

Up in Northern Ontario, there were a few special moments in the month of January. First and foremost, Team NOHA’s roster for the 2019 OHL Cup was revealed. Loaded with talent from the Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves, the team will certainly be one to watch and could be regarded as one of the tournament’s darkhorse’s.

Further, in the HEO, Mason McTavish set a new record for points in a single season with 72 in just 37 games for the Pembroke Lumber Kings. McTavish surpassed the previous record set by Peterborough Pete and Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, who posted 70 back in 2015-16.

February’s Top-220 Prospects

Continuing with the expansion of our 2019 OHL Draft Rankings, we have found it increasingly difficult to set a consensus amongst some of the later-round picks. Undoubtedly, some teams are going to come away from the draft with a player that some would have foreseen going several rounds earlier. The 2003-born draft class features a ton of parody, notably within the 50-100 range, as well as the 200+ range.

As with every month thus far, we’ve been tracking the impact of NCAA commitments in this year’s draft, especially with high-end prospects. For February, there are 10 players within the top-31 which are verbally committed to an NCAA program. That situation will cause a few headaches come draft day, as players ranked within the top two rounds could potentially climb as many as 10 spots on April 6th.

Roman Schmidt in one of Ontario’s top prospects for the 2019 OHL Draft. However, an NCAA commitment will make his final destination at the draft impossible to predict.(Photo Credit: Max Lewis)

January offered yet another unique look into how this year’s draft class performs under pressure. Instead of the usual pressures of tournament play, this past month gave a look into how this year’s prospects would perform under the circumstances of a late-season playoff push. When the season is on the line and every game has substantial impacts, it’s the top players who often come to make a difference, a trend we noticed across Ontario during January.

With that said, let’s dive right into the ranking. For your convenience, here are the links to Prospect Pipeline’s previous four rankings thus far, as well as our mid-season goaltender ranking. Feel free to take a look back and compare some of the changes that have occurred over the pst five months.

Finally, here are February’s Top-220 prospects for the 2019 OHL Draft, along with 30 honourable mentions.

Note: This list features the Top-220 skaters available for the 2019 OHL Draft, and does not include goaltenders. Also, it is not a mock draft. 

Rank Player Team Position
1 Shane Wright** Don Mills Flyers C
2 Brandt Clarke Don Mills Flyers RD
3 Mason McTavish Pembroke Lumber Kings C
4 Connor Lockhart Kanata Lasers C
5 Jeremy Wilmer* North Jersey Avalanche C
6 Dylan Duke* Detroit Compuware C
7 Sasha Pastujov* Detroit Compuware RW
8 Roman Schmidt* Don Mills Flyers LD
9 Brennan Othmann Don Mills Flyers LW
10 Francesco Pinelli Toronto Red Wings C
11 Francesco Arcuri Don Mills Flyers C
12 Brett Harrison London Jr. Knights C
13 Liam Arnsby Don Mills Flyers C/LW
14 Stuart Rolofs Kanata Lasers LW
15 Ethan Del Mastro Toronto Marlboros LD
16 Maddox Callens Brantford 99ers C
17 Braeden Kressler Mississauga Senators C
18 Cole Hipkin Brantford 99ers RD
19 Colby Saganiuk Pittsburgh Penguins Elite C
20 Brenden Sirizzotti Whitby Wildcats RW
21 Artem Guryev Toronto Marlboros LD
22 Jack Devine* Chicago Mission C
23 Luke Hughes* Detroit Little Caesars LD
24 Danil Zhilkin* Toronto Marlboros C
25 Ryan Del Monte* Toronto Nationals C
26 Dylan Gratton* North Jersey Avalanche LD
27 Ryan Winterton Whitby Wildcats C
28 Josh Bloom Toronto Nationals LW
29 Kaleb Nelson York Simcoe Express C
30 Ranvir Gill Ottawa Jr. Senators RD
31 Jon-Randall Avon Peterborough Petes C
32 Chase Stillman* Sudbury Wolves C
33 Logan Mailloux Toronto Marlboros RD
34 Daniel Michaud Quinte Red Devils C
35 Kaleb Lawrence OHA Maroon C
36 Wil Murphy Kingston Jr. Frontenacs LD
37 Wyatt Johnston Toronto Marlboros C
38 Deni Goure Chatham-Kent Cyclones C
39 Deven Nagra Toronto Nationals LD
40 Joshua Kavanagh Sudbury Wolves RD
41 Ethan Larmand North Central Predators RW
42 Ty Gallagher* Detroit Compuware RD
43 Jesse Fishman Mississauga Rebels C/RW
44 Teddy Sawyer Pittsburgh Penguins Elite LD
45 Marc Boudreau Toronto Marlboros LW
46 Ethan Burroughs Halton Hurricanes RW
47 Isaac Enright Pembroke Lumber Kings RD
48 Ethan Straky* Oakland Jr. Grizzlies RD
49 Landon Cato* Toronto Nationals RD
50 Pasquale Zito Mississauga Rebels C
51 Owen Watson Smiths Falls Bears LW
52 Connor Punnett North Central Predators LD
53 Jonah Copre Chicago Mission RD
54 Marko Sikic Kitchener Jr. Rangers C
55 Cole Patey North Central Predators LW
56 Declan Ride* Toronto Nationals RD
57 Tyler Procious Buffalo Jr. Sabres RD
58 Kai Alexander Greaves Cambridge Hawks LD
59 Zacharie Giroux Sudbury Wolves RW
60 Tbone Codd Little Caesars C
61 Vitaly Levyy Long Island Gulls RW
62 Jacob Holmes York Simcoe Express LD
63 Christian Catalano Mississauga Rebels RW
64 Paul Christopoulos Don Mills Flyers RD
65 Griffen Jurecki Little Caesars C
66 Jordan D’Intino London Jr. Knights C/RW
67 Jack Beck Toronto Marlboros LW
68 Thomas Johnston Whitby Wildcats LW
69 D.J. Walsh Long Island Gulls C
70 Eddie Shepler Detroit Honeybaked RW
71 Ryan Burke Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs C
72 Jacob Maillet Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs C
73 Jack Matier Soo Thunderbirds RD
74 Jack Silich* Chicago Mission RW
75 Owen Forester Toronto Nationals RD
76 Joshua Orrico Toronto Red Wings RD
77 Davis Burnside* Chicago Mission LW
78 Ty Hollett Navan Grads RD
79 Ben Felicetti Burlington Eagles RW
80 Kobe Tallman Toronto Young Nationals LW
81 Barret Joynt Kingston Jr. Frontenacs LW
82 Landon McCallum Brantford 99ers RW
83 Max Smolinski Detroit Little Caesars RD
84 Douglas Carr Whitby Wildcats RD
85 Nolan Dann Toronto Red Wings LW
86 Vincent Salice* Oakland Jr. Grizzlies C
87 Tucker Robertson Toronto Marlboros LW
88 Ethan Lindsay Barrie Jr. Colts C
89 Ryan Ufko* North Jersey Avalanche C/LW
90 Lawson Sherk Halton Hurricanes C
91 Aidan Shepard Toronto Marlboros LD/LW
92 Chandler Romeo Toronto Red Wings LD
93 Riley Wood London Jr. Knights RW
94 Jacob Dupuis Clarington Toros RD
95 Cole Eichler Don Mills Flyers RW
96 Max McCue Sudbury Wolves LW
97 Redmond Savage* Detroit Compuware LW
98 Justin O’Donnell Toronto Marlboros RW
99 Joshua Reid Pembroke Lumber Kings C
100 Matteo Giampa Niagara North Stars C
101 Raymond Hamlin Windsor Jr. Spitfires C
102 Tyler Savard Peterborough Petes LW
103 Ethan Mistry Don Mills Flyers LD
104 Josh Ziliotto Burlington Eagles C
105 Therien Thiesing Chicago Mission LD
106 Ryan Remick CIHA White C
107 Nolan Forster Toronto Marlboros LW
108 Calum Chau Halton Hurricanes LD
109 Simon Motew Chicago Mission RD
110 Jordan Fuller York Simcoe Express LW
111 Ryan Gillespie Toronto Red Wings C
112 Steven LaForme Brantford 99ers RW
113 Edward Moskowitz Don Mills Flyers LW
114 Ryan Humphrey Detroit Honeybaked C
115 Nathan Oickle Peterborough Petes RD
116 Owen Hollingsworth Navan Grads RW
117 Sam Volturo Detroit Little Caesars RD
118 Ryan Cutler York Simcoe Express RW
119 Adam O’Marra Oakville Rangers C
120 Eric Bonsteel Mississauga Senators RD
121 Bradley Brunet Sudbury Wolves RW
122 Sam Sedley Huron Perth Lakers RD
123 Anthony Agostinelli Buffalo Jr. Sabres C
124 Ikki Kogawa Toronto Young Nationals RW
125 Connor Miller Honeybaked LW
126 Dante Palombo North Jersey Avalanche C
127 Jake Coleman Pembroke Lumber Kings RW
128 Ethan Broderick Guelph Jr. Gryphons RD
129 Owen Parsons Waterloo Wolves C
130 Alex Christopoulos Don Mills Flyers RW
131 Chas Sharpe North Central Predators RD
132 Luca Del Bel Belluz Toronto Red Wings C
133 Trever Burns Chicago Fury C
134 Camden Daigle Huron Perth Lakers LW
135 Isaiah Moran-Weekes Kanata Lasers LD
136 Payton Robinson Don Mills Flyers RD
137 Ty Anselmini Guelph Jr. Gryphons C
138 Judd Katz Mississauga Rebels LD
139 Beckett Palmer-Stephen Kingston Jr. Frontenacs LW
140 Andre Anania Toronto Red Wings RD
141 Noah Laba Detroit Compuware C
142 Angelo Duscio Kitchener Jr. Rangers RD
143 Owain Johnston Mississauga Rebels RD
144 Aidan Haws Detroit Honeybaked C
145 Sean Clarke Vaughan Kings C
146 James Jodoin Oakville Rangers RD
147 Callum Chisholm Richmond Hill Coyotes RW
148 Luca Rea North York Rangers LW/RW
149 Brody Fournier Smiths Falls Bears RW
150 Cayden Faust Windsor Jr. Spitfires LW
151 Johnny Fratto Pittsburgh Penguins Elite LW
152 Devon Savignac Sudbury Wolves LW
153 Roberto Mancini Mississauga Reps LD
154 Zachary Burfoot Chicago Fury LD
155 Braden Hache York Simcoe Express LD
156 Cooper Way Waterloo Wolves C/LW
157 Christian Campanelli North York Rangers C
158 Myles Yearwood Markham Majors LW
159 Connor Smith Oakland Jr. Grizzlies RW
160 Tye Scott Mississauga Rebels LD
161 Nicholas Sewecke Pittsburgh Penguins Elite C
162 Nicholas Mazza Chatham-Kent Cyclones LW
163 Justin Ertel Toronto Red Wings LW
164 Amadeus Lombardi Toronto Titans C
165 Jak Vaarwerk Buffalo Jr. Sabres C
166 Ethan Esposito Mississauga Senators LW
167 Parker Hendsbee Niagara North Stars C
168 Easton Ryan Kemptville 73’s RW
169 William Gourgouvelis Whitby Wildcats LD
170 Jax Dubois Nepean Raiders RW
171 Adam Zuckerman Toronto Nationals LD/LW
172 Jake Eaton Windsor Jr. Spitfires C
173 Teegan Dumont Sudbury Wolves RD
174 Lucas Brzustowski Kitchener Jr. Rangers LD
175 Alexander Babich Chicago Mission LW
176 Dominic Cassillo Buffalo Regals C
177 Connor Driscoll Toronto Nationals RW
178 Brayden Hislop Waterloo Wolves LD
179 Mark MacPhee Ottawa Jr. Senators C
180 Jacob Frasca Mississauga Senators LW
181 Ty Voit Pittsburgh Penguins Elite RW
182 Joshua Cini Mississauga Rebels RW
183 Ty MacDonald Ajax-Pickering Raiders C
184 Mateo Amaral Cambridge Hawks LW
185 Will Howarth Carleton Place Canadians RD
186 Mitchell Martin Sudbury Wolves LW
187 Nikita Tiatinkin CIHA Green C
188 Dominick Rivelli* Chicago Mission C
189 Maxwell Donohoe Mississauga Rebels RW
190 Nicholas Dowling North Central Predators RW
191 Blake Hall Southern Tier Admirals C
192 Tarabh Nolan Toronto Nationals RW
193 Gabriel Crete Navan Grads C/RW
194 Anthony Maurice North Jersey Avalanche LW
195 Kyle Maloney Waterloo Wolves C
196 Kevin Henstock Toronto Nationals C
197 Owen Mahoney Brockville Braves LD
198 Chase Costantino Burlington Eagles RD
199 Cole Turcotte York Simcoe Express C
200 Cole Benoit Toronto Titans RD
201 Tyler Hotson London Jr. Knights LW
202 Mason LaCivita Buffalo Jr. Sabres LW
203 Matthew Sop Kitchener Jr. Rangers RW
204 Atkin Dwyer Toronto Red Wings LD
205 Jake Kovacs Soo Thunderbirds C
206 Noah Janicki Barrie Jr. Colts LD
207 Thomas Stewart Vaughan Kings RD
208 Liam Shwedyk Niagara North Stars C/RW
209 Cole Melady Huron Perth Lakers C
210 Quinn Tavares Mississauga Reps C
211 Owen Carter Cornwall Colts RD
212 Alexey Yarmulnik North Jersey Avalanche C
213 Vladislav Dvurechenskii North York Rangers LW
214 Luca Pasciuta Windsor Jr. Spitfires LD
215 Jacob Napier Buffalo Jr. Sabres LD
216 Stephen Pszeniczny Soo Thunderbirds C
217 Patrick Saini North York Rangers C
218 Mark McIntosh Guelph Jr. Gryphons RW
219 Jordan Adams Halton Hurricanes LW/C
220 Nicholas Paone Southern Tier Admirals RD
HM Anthony Demkiw Toronto Titans C
HM Elias Vavitsas Markham Majors RD
HM Matthew Worden Smiths Falls Bears LD
HM Brandon Kremer North York Rangers LD
HM Justin Kelly-Boxe Mississauga Reps C
HM Jack Price Vaughan Kings RW
HM Jack Natyshak Toronto Jr. Canadiens C
HM Marcus Ferrara Markham Majors LW
HM Jake Barkley Mississauga Rebels LW
HM Justin Brown Barrie Jr. Colts C
HM Nicolas Carvalho Whitby Wildcats LW
HM Noah Theodor Whitby Wildcats C
HM Matteo Barbieri Richmond Hill Coyotes C
HM Lucas Lapalm Quinte Red Devils LW
HM Dylan Richardson Guelph Jr. Gryphons LW
HM Colin MacDougall Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs RW
HM Griffin Vaughan Southern Tier Admirals RW
HM Brett Cowen Oakville Rangers RW
HM Eddie MacLean Grey-Bruce Highlanders RD
HM Oliver Peer Burlington Eagles LW
HM Joseph Blackley Buffalo Regals LD
HM Owen Rainey Brantford 99ers RW
HM Jake DaSilva Cambridge Hawks C
HM Jett Morningstar Chatham-Kent Cyclones RW
HM Carson Noble Chatham-Kent Cyclones LW
HM Eric Bertelsen Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs RW
HM Christian Kyrou Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs RD
HM Ethan MacKinnon Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs LD
HM Braeden Bowman Kitchener Jr. Rangers RW
HM Cole Watson London Jr. Knights RW


* – Indicates a prospect currently committed to an NCAA program.

** – Indicates a prospect who required Exceptional Status to earn eligibility for the 2019 OHL Draft.

2 thoughts on “2019 OHL Draft Ranking: February’s Top-220

  1. Reading through the list of the top 220 players is a glaring absence. Zach Dean belongs on that list in the top 30 players. He plays for the Toronto Young Nationals and is the top scoring forward on the team. All these players deserve the recognition they have earned it. But Dean’s absence from this list puts in question the validity of the rankings and why some players are missing from this list.
    I suppose all that matters right now is winning each playoff game one shift at a time.

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    1. Hi Frank. The reason why Zachary Dean of the Toronto Young Nationals isn’t included within our OHL Draft Rankings — and never will be — is because he was born in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. Since he was born in Newfoundland, he isn’t eligible for the OHL Draft but, instead, the QMJHL Entry Draft. Were he eligible for the OHL Priority Selection, he would have unquestionably been a top-10 prospect if not higher.

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