2019 OHL Draft Ranking: Final Top-300

The 2018-19 minor midget hockey season has come to an official end, and what a campaign it was.

Over the course of the past seven months, parents, scouts, and fans alike have been treated to a breadth of tantalizing hockey — all of which taking part throughout the hockey hotbed which is the province of Ontario. And, through the thousands of games, numerous tournaments, and whack of postseason play completed, a decisive order has now become clear with respect to the prospects eligible for the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.

While it certainly wasn’t easy, the time has come to present our final 2019 OHL Draft Ranking of the season. Although Shane Wright of the Don Mills Flyers stood atop our leaderboard from the start to the finish, a secondary class of elite prospects has since emerged which will undoubtedly challenge Wright in the OHL in the years ahead and beyond.

Moreover, those chosen outside of the second-round in this year’s Priority Selection hold brighter futures than ever before. Owing to the depth of this year’s draft class, prospects projected to be chosen in the middle of the event and towards its end hold not only tremendous skill but the potential to develop into quality players in the major-junior ranks.

With all of this being said and our top-300 list looming below, let’s take a moment to highlight five prospects ready to explode before diving head first into our final ranking of the campaign.

Five Sparkling Gems

Although the five youngsters listed below are well-known players and highly valuable prospects eligible for the 2019 OHL Draft, each of which has the potential to develop into a high-end player at the major-junior level. While highly regarded, these prospects have a great deal of room to grow in the near future and could very well develop into five of the top players chosen within the 2019 OHL Draft.

In short, you’ll want to keep an eye on these youngsters in the years ahead.

Judd Katz – (LD)

2018-19 Team: Mississauga Rebels (GTHL)

A towering and physically intimidating defenceman, Judd Katz began to come into his own as the 2018-19 GTHL season wound down. Of improved skating and on-ice intelligence, Katz has developed into a stellar two-way defender who can contribute to his team’s success at both ends of the ice. Further, owing to his heavy shot and natural offensive instincts, Katz could develop into a potent threat at the OHL-level.

Braeden Kressler – (C)

2018-19 Team: Mississauga Senators (GTHL)

Although of a smaller stature, Braeden Kressler was an offensive star for the Mississauga Senators this past GTHL season. Often relied upon to generate offence single-handedly, Kressler has the ability to cut through opposing defences and is confident and consistent in his ability to do so. A natural playmaker who also features a terrific shot, Kressler can contribute in all three zones and brings a well-rounded and mature game to the ice with each passing shift.

Logan Mailloux – (LD)

2018-19 Team: Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)

Logan Mailloux’s play grew substantially over the course of the 2018-19 campaign, and so much so that the youngster now stands as a likely first round choice ahead of the 2019 OHL Draft. Of impressive size, Mailloux is a purposeful and fluid skater who can traverse all three zones of the ice with absolute ease. A crisp passer who also features a powerful shot, Mailloux can play a starring role at both ends of the ice and has become a defender who can be relied upon to play major minutes regardless of the situation.

Connor Punnett – (LD)

2018-19 Team: North Central Predators (ETA)

While projected to be selected in the second-round of the 2019 OHL Draft, Connor Punnett has the skill-set and abilities of a first-round talent. Of impressive size and strength, Punnett also happens to be a sturdy skater who can lead the rush and establish his team’s attack in the offensive zone. Surely ready to play in the OHL as soon as next season, Punnett is a stable and concrete defender who should come to play a starring role for his teams in the years ahead.

Marko Sikic – (C)

2018-19 Team: Kitchener Jr. Rangers (Alliance)

The Kitchener Jr. Rangers were a powerful force in Alliance hockey this past season, and were led offensively by a towering and potent centre by the name of Marko Sikic. An intimidating sight for opposing defenders, Sikic is a fleet-footed centre who can devise and implement scoring plays in addition to blasting the puck into the back of the net. Although projected to be made a third-to-fourth round pick in the 2019 OHL Draft, Sikic has the skill-set and determination necessary to break into major-junior hockey as soon as next season.

The Top-300 Prospects

Well, here they are, our top-300 prospects eligible for the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.

In retrospect, the 2018-19 minor midget season has been incredibly entertaining and eye-opening. Right off of the bat, it became clear that this year’s draft class was going to be a special one. As deep, if not deeper than any Priority Selection class that has come before, this year’s crop of prospects are not only immensely talented but endlessly promising. In fact, players projected to be chosen in the third-to-fifth round of the 2019 OHL Draft could very well have been top-40 prospects in other seasons — a true testament to the skill present within modern day minor hockey.

With this being said and without any further ado, let’s dive into our final OHL Draft ranking of the 2018-19 campaign. In this edition, we’ve removed our honourable mentions section and have expanded our list to rank the top-300 prospects eligible — in our opinion.

For posterity and comparison, be sure to brush up on the numerous Draft Rankings which we have produced throughout the season:

Note: This list features the Top-300 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 Brennan Othmann Don Mills Flyers LW
4 Jeremy Wilmer* North Jersey Avalanche C
5 Mason McTavish Pembroke Lumber Kings C
6 Connor Lockhart Kanata Lasers C
7 Dylan Duke* Detroit Compuware C
8 Sasha Pastujov* Detroit Compuware RW
9 Francesco Pinelli Toronto Red Wings C
10 Francesco Arcuri Don Mills Flyers C
11 Brett Harrison London Jr. Knights C
12 Ethan Del Mastro Toronto Marlboros LD
13 Liam Arnsby Don Mills Flyers C/LW
14 Luke Hughes* Detroit Little Caesars LD
15 Danil Zhilkin* Toronto Marlboros C
16 Brenden Sirizzotti Whitby Wildcats RW
17 Logan Mailloux Toronto Marlboros LD
18 Stuart Rolofs Kanata Lasers LW
19 Dylan Gratton* North Jersey Avalanche LD
20 Artem Guryev Toronto Marlboros RD
21 Braeden Kressler Mississauga Senators C
22 Roman Schmidt* Don Mills Flyers LD
23 Deni Goure Chatham-Kent Cyclones C
24 Sean Behrens* Chicago Mission LD
25 Paul Christopoulos Don Mills Flyers RD
26 Josh Bloom Toronto Nationals LW
27 Wyatt Johnston Toronto Marlboros C
28 Ryan Winterton Whitby Wildcats C
29 Ryan Del Monte* Toronto Nationals C
30 Connor Punnett North Central Predators LD
31 Jack Devine* Chicago Mission C
32 Wil Murphy Kingston Jr. Frontenacs LD
33 Maddox Callens Brantford 99ers C
34 Colby Saganiuk Pittsburgh Penguins Elite C
35 Jack Matier Soo Thunderbirds RD
36 Daniel Michaud Quinte Red Devils C
37 Cole Hipkin Brantford 99ers RD
38 Isaac Enright Pembroke Lumber Kings RD
39 Jon-Randall Avon Peterborough Petes C
40 Marc Boudreau Toronto Marlboros LW
41 Deven Nagra Toronto Nationals LD
42 Kaleb Lawrence OHA Maroon C
43 Jacob Holmes York Simcoe Express LD
44 Chase Stillman* Sudbury Wolves C
45 Jesse Fishman Mississauga Rebels C/RW
46 Kaleb Nelson York Simcoe Express C
47 Ranvir Gill Ottawa Jr. Senators RD
48 Ethan Burroughs Halton Hurricanes RW
49 Joshua Kavanagh Sudbury Wolves RD
50 Cole Patey North Central Predators LW
51 Kai Alexander Greaves Cambridge Hawks RD
52 Ty Gallagher* Detroit Compuware RD
53 Pasquale Zito Mississauga Rebels C
54 Davis Burnside* Chicago Mission LW
55 Ethan Larmand North Central Predators RW
56 Teddy Sawyer Pittsburgh Penguins Elite LD
57 Zacharie Giroux Sudbury Wolves RW
58 Ethan Straky* Oakland Jr. Grizzlies RD
59 Jack Silich* Chicago Mission RW
60 Jack Beck Toronto Marlboros LW
61 Landon Cato* Toronto Nationals RD
62 Owen Watson Smiths Falls Bears LW
63 Nolan Dann Toronto Red Wings LW
64 Sam Volturo Detroit Little Caesars RD
65 Griffen Jurecki Little Caesars C
66 Brayden Hislop Waterloo Wolves LD
67 Ryan Burke Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs C
68 Devon Savignac Sudbury Wolves LW
69 Declan Ride* Toronto Nationals RD
70 Tyler Boucher* Avon Old Farms C
71 Thomas Johnston Whitby Wildcats LW
72 Owen Forester Toronto Nationals RD
73 Marko Sikic Kitchener Jr. Rangers C
74 Jonah Copre Chicago Mission RD
75 Landon McCallum Brantford 99ers RW
76 Judd Katz Mississauga Rebels LD
77 Jake Coleman Pembroke Lumber Kings RW
78 Jordan D’Intino London Jr. Knights C/RW
79 Carter Schade Pittsburgh Penguins Elite D
80 Tyler Procious Buffalo Jr. Sabres RD
81 Lawson Sherk Halton Hurricanes C
82 Chandler Romeo Toronto Red Wings LD
83 Edward Moskowitz Don Mills Flyers LW
84 Davis Codd Little Caesars C
85 Ryan Cutler York Simcoe Express RW
86 Tyler Pfister Pittsburgh Penguins Elite RD
87 Alex Christopoulos Don Mills Flyers RW
88 Sam Sedley Huron Perth Lakers RD
89 Christian Catalano Mississauga Rebels RW
90 Ethan Mistry Don Mills Flyers LD
91 Vitaly Levyy Long Island Gulls RW
92 Cooper Way Waterloo Wolves C/LW
93 Isaiah Moran-Weekes Kanata Lasers LD
94 Ryan Gillespie Toronto Red Wings C
95 Owen Parsons Waterloo Wolves C
96 Brody Fournier Smiths Falls Bears RW
97 Max Smolinski Detroit Little Caesars RD
98 Beckett Palmer-Stephen Kingston Jr. Frontenacs LW
99 Joshua Orrico Toronto Red Wings RD
100 Ryan Humphrey Detroit Honeybaked C
101 Owen Hollingsworth Navan Grads RW
102 Ethan Broderick Guelph Jr. Gryphons RD
103 Ty Anselmini Guelph Jr. Gryphons C
104 Luca Rea North York Rangers LW/RW
105 James Jodoin Oakville Rangers RD
106 D.J. Walsh Long Island Gulls C
107 Ty Hollett Navan Grads RD
108 Ryan Ufko* North Jersey Avalanche C/LW
109 Kobe Tallman Toronto Young Nationals LW
110 Steven LaForme Brantford 99ers RW
111 Maxwell Donohoe Mississauga Rebels RW
112 Luca Del Bel Belluz Toronto Red Wings C
113 Justin Ertel Toronto Red Wings LW
114 Braden Hache York Simcoe Express LD
115 Matthew Argentina* Mercer Chiefs C
116 Chris Innes Sudbury Wolves LD
117 Connor Miller Honeybaked LW
118 Eric Bonsteel Mississauga Senators RD
119 Tucker Robertson Toronto Marlboros LW
120 Douglas Carr Whitby Wildcats RD
121 Barret Joynt Kingston Jr. Frontenacs LW
122 Mitchell Martin Sudbury Wolves LW
123 Sam Lipkin Philadelphia Jr. Flyers C
124 Justin O’Donnell Toronto Marlboros RW
125 Adam O’Marra Oakville Rangers C
126 Joshua Reid Pembroke Lumber Kings C
127 Camden Daigle Huron Perth Lakers LW
128 Cole Eichler Don Mills Flyers RW
129 Vincent Salice* Oakland Jr. Grizzlies C
130 Calum Chau Halton Hurricanes LD
131 Raymond Hamlin Windsor Jr. Spitfires C
132 Chas Sharpe North Central Predators RD
133 Nikita Tiatinkin CIHA Green C
134 Ethan Lindsay Barrie Jr. Colts C
135 Andre Anania Toronto Red Wings RD
136 Ben Felicetti Burlington Eagles RW
137 Max McCue Sudbury Wolves LW
138 Owain Johnston Mississauga Rebels RD
139 Braeden Bowman Kitchener Jr. Rangers RW
140 Redmond Savage* Detroit Compuware LW
141 Jacob Maillet Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs C
142 Tyler DesRochers* Mercer Chiefs RD
143 Patrick Saini North York Rangers C
144 Ikki Kogawa Toronto Nationals RW
145 Anthony Agostinelli Buffalo Jr. Sabres C
146 Bradley Brunet Sudbury Wolves RW
147 Christian Campanelli North York Rangers C
148 Owen Simpson Toronto Red Wings LD
149 Therien Thiesing Chicago Mission LD
150 Angelo Duscio Kitchener Jr. Rangers RD
151 Josh Ziliotto Burlington Eagles C
152 Owen Mahoney Brockville Braves LD
153 Eddie Shepler Detroit Honeybaked RW
154 Easton Ryan Kemptville 73’s RW
155 Michael Bevilacqua Buffalo Jr. Sabres RD
156 Nolan Forster Toronto Marlboros LW
157 Jake Darlison Whitby Wildcats LD
158 Nicholas Dowling North Central Predators RW
159 Aidan Shepard Toronto Marlboros LD/LW
160 Caden Brown* St. Louis Blues C
161 Eric Bertelsen Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs RW
162 Benjamin White Quinte Red Devils C
163 Teegan Dumont Sudbury Wolves RD
164 Tyler Savard Peterborough Petes LW
165 Riley Wood London Jr. Knights RW
166 Nicholas Sewecke Pittsburgh Penguins Elite C
167 Ryan St. Louis* Brunswick School C/LW
168 Simon Motew Chicago Mission RD
169 Lucas Lapalm Quinte Red Devils LW
170 Jake Kovacs Soo Thunderbirds C
171 Tyler Hotson London Jr. Knights LW
172 Parker Hendsbee Niagara North Stars C
173 Mark MacPhee Ottawa Jr. Senators C
174 Zachary Burfoot Chicago Fury LD
175 Jordan Fuller York Simcoe Express LW
176 Mark McIntosh Guelph Jr. Gryphons RW
177 James Stefan Little Caesars C
178 Brady Cerkownyk Mississauga Rebels RW
179 Nathan Oickle Peterborough Petes RD
180 Jordan Adams Halton Hurricanes LW/C
181 Jake Barkley Mississauga Rebels LW
182 Payton Robinson Don Mills Flyers RD
183 Carson Noble Chatham-Kent Cyclones LW
184 Noah Theodor Whitby Wildcats C
185 Lucas Brzustowski Kitchener Jr. Rangers LD
186 Shawn O’Donnell Pittsburgh Penguins Elite LW
187 Owen Carter Cornwall Colts RD
188 Noah Janicki Barrie Jr. Colts LD
189 Cole Turcotte York Simcoe Express C
190 Matteo Giampa Niagara North Stars C
191 Joseph Blackley Buffalo Regals LD
192 Myles Yearwood Markham Majors LW
193 Dante Palombo North Jersey Avalanche C
194 Jacob Frasca Mississauga Senators LW
195 Jake Howard New Jersey Colonials LD
196 Liam Shwedyk Niagara North Stars C/RW
197 Ryan Remick CIHA White C
198 Cole Melady Huron Perth Lakers C
199 Connor Brooks Quinte Red Devils LD
200 Cameron Walker Sudbury Wolves C
201 Trever Burns Chicago Fury C
202 Ethan MacKinnon Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs LD
203 Dominick Rivelli* Chicago Mission C
204 Cayden Faust Windsor Jr. Spitfires LW
205 Nicholas Athanasakos Toronto Red Wings C
206 Roberto Mancini Mississauga Reps LD
207 Skyler St. Pierre Sudbury Wolves RW
208 Kyle Maloney Waterloo Wolves C
209 Ethan Esposito Mississauga Senators LW
210 Chase Costantino Burlington Eagles RD
211 Noah Laba Detroit Compuware C
212 Joshua Cini Mississauga Rebels RW
213 Gabriel Crete Navan Grads C/RW
214 Sean Clarke Vaughan Kings C
215 William Gourgouvelis Whitby Wildcats LD
216 Matthew Brille New Jersey Rockets RW
217 Mateo Amaral Cambridge Hawks LW
218 Tyler Dunbar Soo Thunderbirds LD
219 Dylan Richardson Guelph Jr. Gryphons LW
220 Vladislav Dvurechenskii North York Rangers LW
221 Alexander Babich* Chicago Mission LW
222 Christian Kyrou Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs RD
223 Aidan Haws Detroit Honeybaked C
224 Matthew Sop Kitchener Jr. Rangers RW
225 Thomas Lonsdale Toronto Marlboros RD
226 Dominic Cassillo Buffalo Regals C
227 Connor Driscoll Toronto Nationals RW
228 Colin Doherty Chicago Young Americans LD
229 Jett Morningstar Chatham-Kent Cyclones RW
230 Samuel Mayer Hawkesbury Hawks LD
231 Stephen Pszeniczny Soo Thunderbirds C
232 Jack Bulmer Windsor Jr. Spitfires RD
233 William Renfrew Little Caesars RW
234 Blake Boudreau Sun County Panthers C
235 Andrew Whitton Brampton 45’s RW
236 Jax Dubois Nepean Raiders RW
237 Anthony Demkiw Toronto Titans C
238 Tarabh Nolan Toronto Nationals RW
239 Joshua Cyrenne Sun County Panthers D
240 Nicholas Beneteau Windsor Jr. Spitfires RW
241 Adam Zuckerman Toronto Nationals LD/LW
242 Johnny Fratto Pittsburgh Penguins Elite LW
243 Justin Brown Barrie Jr. Colts C
244 Blake Hall Southern Tier Admirals C
245 Jake Eaton Windsor Jr. Spitfires C
246 Zack Brooks Quinte Red Devils RW
247 Jaden Smith Whitby Wildcats LW
248 Connor Smith Oakland Jr. Grizzlies RW
249 Giovanni Morneau Rockland Nationals RW
250 Ty MacDonald Ajax-Pickering Raiders C
251 Amadeus Lombardi Toronto Titans C
252 Stevie Li Don Mills Flyers LW
253 Nicholas Paone Southern Tier Admirals RD
254 Anthony Maurice North Jersey Avalanche LW
255 Callum Chisholm Richmond Hill Coyotes RW
256 Thomas Stewart Vaughan Kings RD
257 Dylan Hudon Guelph Jr. Gryphons LW
258 Cole Benoit Toronto Titans RD
259 Will Rivet North Bay Trappers C
260 William Demkiw Toronto Titans C
261 Jak Vaarwerk Buffalo Jr. Sabres C
262 Bill Gourgon Carleton Place Canadians C
263 Jonah Cochrane Brantford 99ers LD
264 Quinn Tavares Mississauga Reps C
265 Jack Natyshak Toronto Jr. Canadiens C
266 Tye Scott Mississauga Rebels LD
267 Ty Voit Pittsburgh Penguins Elite RW
268 Brett Cowen Oakville Rangers RW
269 Ryan Forberg Don Mills Flyers C
270 Will Howarth Carleton Place Canadians RD
271 Connor Rooney Nepean Raiders LW
272 Jacob Dupuis Clarington Toros RW/RD
273 Nicholas Mazza Chatham-Kent Cyclones LW
274 Atkin Dwyer Toronto Red Wings LD
275 Jaxson Murray Waterloo Wolves C
276 Cole Watson London Jr. Knights RW
277 Elias Vavitsas Markham Majors RW
278 David Palmer Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs LD
279 Mason LaCivita Buffalo Jr. Sabres LW
280 Alexander Cunningham Windsor Jr. Spitfires LW
281 Justin Kelly-Boxe Mississauga Reps C
282 Meguire Naughton North Central Predators RW
283 Odaro Ewere Richmond Hill Coyotes C
284 Jacob Bramwell Hamilton Huskies LD
285 Nathan Zadorozny Niagara North Stars RW
286 Dylan Holroyd Ottawa Jr. Senators LD
287 Alexey Yarmulnik North Jersey Avalanche C
288 Matthew Roy York Simcoe Express LD
289 Owen Rainey Brantford 99ers RW
290 Luca Pasciuta Windsor Jr. Spitfires LD
291 Hunter Brown Kemptville 73’s RD
292 Griffin Vaughan Southern Tier Admirals RW
293 Jacob Napier Buffalo Jr. Sabres LD
294 Marcus Ferrara Markham Majors LW
295 Brian Jackman Toronto Marlboros LW
296 Matthew Worden Smiths Falls Bears LD
297 Jack Price Vaughan Kings RW
298 Nicolas Carvalho Whitby Wildcats LW
299 Colin MacDougall Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs RW
300 Matteo Barbieri Richmond Hill Coyotes C

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