OHL Priority Selection, Day 1 Recap
The Owen Sound Attack added three new prospects to the prospect pool on day one of the OHL Priority Selection Presented by Real Canadian Superstore.
The Attack opened the draft by taking Nico Addy, a 6-foot-4-inch, 204-pound winger out of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens program. Addy had 14 goals and 10 assists in 33 games in 2022-23. The native of Casselman, Ontario is a high potential player for the Attack, he has very good feet, puck skills and high compete level and can never be found cheating in his effort.
In Round 2, the Attack added 6-foot-one inch, 160-pound left winger Jake Crawford from the York-Simcoe Express with the 33rd overall pick. The native of Barrie, Ontario was a point-per-game player in 2022-23, tallying 26 goals and 27 goals. Crawford is a two-way centre with a high compete level, good feet with quick skills.
The Attack finished off day one of the OHL Priority Selection by taking defensemen Gabriel Smith with the 49th overall pick. Smith is a 6-foot-3-inch, 189 left shot from the Toronto Marlboros. The native of Brampton, Ontario had 8 goals and 9 assists in 31 games this past season. Smith is an Athletic defensemen who moves the puck quickly and plays a heavy game.
Day 2 of the 2023 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore will continue on Saturday, April 22nd beginning at 9am for rounds 4-15. Stay tuned to @AttackOHL social media feeds and attackhockey.com for Attack at the Draft coverage presented by Bumstead Financial & Insurance.
The OHL Priority Selection allows Ontario Hockey League teams to draft North American players born in 2007 and non-overage players that were not registered with an Ontario based U16 AAA team from protected OHL territories are eligible for selection in the 15 rounds of the 2023 OHL Priority Selection.