The Guelph Storm will be adding to their prospect pool on Saturday, April 8 when the 2017 OHL Priority Selection gets underway.
Slated to select 16 times over the 15-round draft, the Storm will begin their day by picking second overall in the opening round. Last season, the Storm held the first overall selection and used it to choose the 2016-17 Wellington Motors Rookie of Year, Ryan Merkley, a defenceman out of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens program.
Guelph will have the first pick in the second round before making picks in the third (three selections), fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, 11th (two selections), 12th, 13th, and 14th rounds.
The OHL Priority Selection begins at 9:00 am with the Barrie Colts holding the 1st overall pick. The entire Priority Selection can be followed and viewed live at ontariohockeyleague.com
Fans can also follow along with our Priority Selection tracker on www.guelphstorm.com, or on our social media channels!
Storm First Round Selection History
1991, Todd Bertuzzi – 5th Overall
1992, Jeff O’Neill – 1st Overall
1993, Jeff Williams – 5th Overall
1994, Brian Wesenberg – 10th Overall
1995, Brian Willsie – 17th Overall
1996, Manny Malhotra – 17th Overall
1997, Dusty Jamieson – 12th Overall
1998, Matt Rock – 20th Overall
1999, Colt King – 17th Overall
2000, Daniel Paille – 6th Overall
2001, Matt Puntureri – 13th Overall
2002, Ryan Garlock – 13th Overall
2003, Ryan Parent – 8th Overall
2004, Michael Caruso – 19th Overall
2005, Drew Doughty – 5th Overall
2006, Anthony Nigro – 15th Overall
2007, Peter Holland – 11th Overall
2008, Cody McNaughton – 12th Overall
2009, Carter Sandlak – 11th Overall
2010, Matt Finn – 12th Overall
2011, Hunter Garlent – 10th Overall
2012, Robby Fabbri – 6th Overall
2013, Garrett McFadden – 12th Overall
2014, Matt Hotchkiss – 20th Overall
2015, Isaac Ratcliffe – 15th Overall
2016, Ryan Merkley – 1st Overall
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