2017 OHL Priority Selection on Saturday, April 8

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

Fans can also follow along with our Priority Selection tracker on, 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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