The 2013 OHL Draft takes place on Saturday April 6th at 9:00am. The Ottawa 67’s, who hold the first pick in this years draft will announce their selection at 2pm eastern time on April 5th.
Below is our 2013 OHL Mock Draft. Our staff makes our mock selections for the 1st round.
We tweeted the Top 5 picks on Wednesday of this week from @MarkedwardsHP twitter and they remain the same in our final mock draft.
1. Ottawa 67’s – Travis Konecny – Forward – Elgin Middlesex Chiefs
2. Erie Otters – Dylan Strome – Forward – Toronto Marlboros
3. Peterborough Petes – Matthew Spencer – Defenseman – Oakville Rangers
4. Mississauga Steelheads – Sean Day – Defenseman – Detroit Compuware
5. Kingston Frontenacs – Lawson Crouse – Forward – Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
6. Niagara IceDogs – Hayden McCool – Forward – Whitby Wildcats
7. Sudbury Wolves – Kyle Capobianco – Defenseman – Oakville Rangers
8. Saginaw Spirit – Mitchell Stephens – Forward – Toronto Marlboros
9. Sarnia Sting – Brett McKenzie – Forward – Oakville Rangers
10. North Bay Battalion – Blake Speers – Forward – Soo Thunder
11. SOO Greyhounds – Nikita Koroststelev – Forward – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
12. Guelph Storm – Mitchell Vande Sompel – Defenseman – London Jr. Knights
13. Kitchener Rangers – Troy Henley – Defenseman – Oakville Rangers
14. Oshawa Generals – Garrett McFadden – Defenseman – Grey-Bruce Highlanders
15. Barrie Colts – Matthew Kreis – Forward – Halton Hurricanes
16. Plymouth Whalers – Cameron Lizotte – Defenseman – Nickel City Sons
17. Owen Sound Attack – Ethan Szypula – Forward – London Jr Knights Gold
18. Belleville Bulls – Connor Schlichting – Defence – York Simcoe Express
19. London Knights – Mitch Marner – Forward – Don Mills Flyers
The key pick for us is with Niagara at #6. If we get this one wrong, our mock may not be pretty. We had a late change of heart and decided go with McCool over the player we were going to go with all week in McKenzie. If Niagara selects Mckenzie, we think that McCool will go to North Bay and Vande Sompel or Koroststelev will end up in Sarnia. It throws most of our picks off. Speers would probably end up in the Soo in this scenario.
The draft is heavy on D-men so you can expect t see plenty go early.
Our last pick was me taking a wild stab. Marner has not even said for sure if he will come to the OHL, but he just seems like a good fit in London. Marner is very talented and should go pretty early regardless.
Enjoy the draft and good luck to all the players.
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You can see a few of the OHL Prospects in this video by Rogers TV
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