IceDogs draft day notes

What: 2014 OHL Priority Selection
When: Saturday, April 5 at 9 a.m.
Where: Watch the OHL Priority Selection show at www.ontariohockeyleague.com beginning at 9 a.m. (Direct link is http://yyz.neulion.com/static/hockey/ohl/drafts/2014/draft_player.php)
Draft Day Notes
  • The IceDogs have the following picks:
    6th pick in first round
    10th pick in second round (Saginaw’s pick)
    12th pick in third round (Windsor’s pick)
    6th pick in fourth round
    16th pick in fourth round (Oshawa’s pick)
    6th pick in fifth round
    6th pick in sixth round
    14th pick in sixth round
    6th pick in seventh round
    6th pick in eighth round
    6th pick in tenth round
    6th pick in eleventh round
    6th pick in thirteenth round
    6th pick in fourteenth round
  • Look for the IceDogs to draft a skilled forward in the first round.  The team is also considering drafting a specific big defenceman with their first pick depending on who is available to the IceDogs at the 6th pick.
  • Also high on the IceDogs wish list is a top end young goaltender who they will likely draft in rounds two or three.
  • The Sarnia Sting hold the first overall pick and will introduce their selection at a news conference on Friday, April 4 at 11:30 am.
  • For the seventh straight year, fans can watch a webcast of the first three rounds live on the OHL Priority Selection Draft Show at ontariohockeyleague.com.  Host Terry Doyle will be joined on set by Tim Cherry and Matt Turek of OHL Central Scouting to provide analysis, interviews, and video footage of the next wave of OHL stars.
  • The OHL is encouraging fans to join the conversation on Twitter leading up to and throughout the weekend using the hashtag #OHLDraft.
  • The 2014 OHL Priority Selection Preview and Media Guide is now available for download in pdf format and includes a complete list of players eligible for the draft on Saturday.  The Guide also includes statistics, player profiles, and individual team draft history.  Go tohttp://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/2014-ohl-priority-selection-preview-guide to access the 2014 OHL Priority Selection Preview and Media Guide.
  • The St. Catharines Standard recently had a draft preview article which stated that the size of the players picked by the IceDogs won’t matter this draft.
Kevin Legros

Kevin Legros is the Executive Editor of LocalSportsReport.com and the Managing Editor of the OHL Blog. He follows all local sports in the Niagara Region including the Niagara IceDogs, where he has been a season ticket holder since the first season.

Kevin was involved in the process of planning for the IceDogs new home arena, the Meridian Centre, which included sitting as a member of the Mayor’s Task Force Committee, the St. Catharines Entertainment and Sports Complex Advocacy Committee and the Meridian Centre Fundraising Task Force Committee.