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Posted: April 6th, 2013

First-round picks in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection:
No. Club Pos. Name (Ht., Wt.) 2012-13 club 2012-13 statistics
1. Ottawa C Travis Konecny (5-9, 162) Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs 53 goals, 114 points (54 games)
2. Erie C Dylan Strome (6-2, 170) Toronto Marlboros 65 goals, 143 points (60 games)
3. Peterborough D Matthew Spencer (6-1, 192) Oakville Rangers 17 goals, 56 points (71 games)
4. Mississauga D Sean Day (6-1, 180) Compuware 11 goals, 35 points (63 games)
5. Kingston LW Lawson Crouse (6-2, 189) Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs 22 goals, 50 points (27 games)
6. Niagara C Hayden McCool (6-2, 190) Whitby Wildcats 21 goals, 34 points (33 games)
7. Sudbury D Kyle Capobianco (6-0, 155) Oakville Rangers 14 goals, 56 points (71 games)
8. Saginaw C Mitchell Stephens (5-9, 166) Toronto Marlboros 44 goals, 84 points (58 games)
9. Sarnia RW Nikita Korostelev (6-0, 187) Toronto Jr. Canadiens 12 goals, 26 points (13 games)
10. North Bay* C Brett McKenzie (5-9, 175) Oakville Rangers 38 goals, 102 points (63 games)
11. Sault Ste. Marie C Blake Speers (5-9, 157) Sault Ste. Marie Thunder 43 goals, 113 points (67 games)
12. Guelph D Garrett McFadden (5-9, 195) Grey-Bruce Highlanders 14 goals, 30 points (37 games)
13. Kitchener LW Mike Davies (6-0, 198) Southern Tier Admirals 47 goals, 73 points (61 games)
14. Oshawa D Mitchell Vande Sompel (5-9, 171) London Knights Gold 9 goals, 32 points (23 games)
15. Barrie C Matthew Kreis (5-10, 155) Halton Hurricanes 22 goals, 46 points (35 games)
16. Plymouth LW Jordan Greenaway (6-5, 205) Shattuck-St. Mary U16 (Minn.) N/A
17. Owen Sound C Ethan Szypula (5-9, 154) London Knights Gold 22 goals, 50 points (30 games)
18. Belleville D Justin Lemcke (6-1, 192) Whitby Wildcats 6 goals, 23 points (26 games)
19. London C Mitchell Marner (5-7, 130) Don Mills Flyers 41 goals, 86 points (56 games)

Posted: March 22nd, 2013

My apologies, this didn’t post for some reason yesterday …

Sean Day was happy and relieved to hear the news Thursday. The Ontario Hockey Federation announced that Hockey Canada granted exceptional player status to the 15-year-old defenseman , which allows him to enter the OHL Priority Selection a year early.
He joins former current New York Islanders center John Tavares (Oshawa, 2005), Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad (2011) and Erie Otters center Connor McDavid (2012) as the only players to receive early entry into the league.
Unlike his predecessors, Day reportedly isn’t guaranteed to be the No. 1 pick in the April 6 draft. Speculation has arisen about the Ottawa 67′s and their choice. Under league rules, the 67′s aren’t required to choose Day with that top pick. Day isn’t required to report to the club that picks him.
However, Day said during Thursday’s conference call that “I’m prepared to go anywhere,” he said. “Part of getting this (status) is to play in the OHL.”
Meanwhile, the Otters hold the No. 2 pick because they finished with the league’s second-worst record (19-40-4-5). Sherry Bassin, managing partner and general manager, was tight-lipped earlier this week regarding the pick. “We’ve got a pretty good idea,” Bassin said. “We’ll go with the best player.”
The Otters need help on a defense that allowed 312 goals this season, the second-worst total in the league. Day, a 6 foot 2 inch, 197-pound offensive defenseman, had 11 goals and 35 points in 63 games with Detroit-area Compuware’s minor midget club. “If you need me to play good defense, I can play that,” Day, a Belgian-born Canadian citizen who lives in Rochester, Mich., said during a conference call. “If you need a fourth forward, I can jump into the play.” Yet forwards such as Travis Konecny (Elgin Middlesex Chiefs) and Dylan Strome (Toronto Marlboros) are highly regarded. Earlier this week, Bassin said he needed the right complementary players to play alongside skilled performers like McDavid.
Keith Day, Sean’s father, said there has been no contact yet with officials from the 67′s or Otters.

- Victor Fernandes

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