Here’s a closer look at the 20 players who will compete for Team OHL during Game 3 of the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series November 7 in Kitchener.
Cedrick Andree – 19-year-old Ottawa 67’s netminder leads the OHL with a 2.46 goals-against-average after posting a sparkling 2.48 last season behind only teammate Michael DiPietro.
Kevin Bahl – Arizona Coyotes prospect and 67’s rearguard is the OHL’s biggest player at 6’7” and 240 lb and will wear an ‘A’ in both games as he embarks on his third straight series.
Quinton Byfield – 2019 CHL Rookie of the Year selected first overall by the Sudbury Wolves is now a top prospect for the 2020 NHL Draft and ranks third in OHL scoring with 33 points through 18 games.
Riley Damiani – Dallas Stars prospect and Rangers co-captain will be cheered by the Kitchener faithful on home ice in Game 3 during a season where he leads his team with 16 points in 13 games.
Nico Daws – Through nine games the defending OHL champion holds the league’s second best goals-against-average behind Andree with a 2.48 mark but leads with a .933 save percentage for the Guelph Storm.
Ty Dellandrea – The Flint Firebirds captain became the franchise’s first player chosen in the first round of the NHL Draft when the Dallas Stars picked him 13th overall in 2018 and will wear an ‘A’ for Team OHL during a campaign where he’s second in team scoring with 17 points through 13 games.
Jamie Drysdale – The OHL’s highest scoring defenceman coming into Game 3 has 19 points in 17 games for the Erie Otters where he has blossomed into a first round candidate for the 2020 NHL Draft after captaining Canada at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Aidan Dudas – Team OHL captain was also awarded the ‘C’ for the Owen Sound Attack this season where the Los Angeles Kings prospect leads the club with 22 points through 15 games.
Liam Foudy – The London Knights co-captain has nine points in seven games since returning from a pre-season injury suffered at Columbus Blue Jackets rookie camp a year after the club made him a first round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Damien Giroux – The Saginaw Spirit second year captain and Minnesota Wild prospect was named to Team OHL in place of the injured Graeme Clarke and has 21 points including 13 goals through 17 games.
Thomas Harley – A breakout 58-point campaign made the Mississauga Steelheads defender the highest OHL player selected in the 2019 NHL Draft chosen 18th overall by the Dallas Stars.
Cam Hillis – The Guelph Storm captain and Montreal Canadiens prospect replaces the injured Ryan Suzuki and has 20 points in 14 games after being limited to just 33 games a year ago.
Connor McMichael – OHL Player of the Week and Washington Capitals first round pick is second in league scoring with 34 points including 17 goals in 14 games for the London Knights.
Ryan Merkley – The 2018 San Jose Sharks first round pick has continued his offensive ways with the London Knights this season recording 16 points including 14 assists in his first 12 games in green.
Serron Noel – The 6’6” Florida Panthers prospect is one of the league’s top power forwards scoring 34 goals last season for the Oshawa Generals and has eight points through his first 11 games.
Ryan O’Rourke – The 2020 NHL Draft prospect is a newly minted captain just recently awarded the ‘C’ for the Soo Greyhounds after representing Canada at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Cole Perfetti – After leading OHL rookies in points last season with 74 including a CHL rookie best 37 goals the top 2020 NHL Draft prospect is showcasing his playmaking abilities this season with a league high 24 assists through 17 games for the Saginaw Spirit.
Philip Tomasino – The 2019 Nashville Predators first round pick has speed to burn and offensive flair for the Niagara IceDogs where he leads the club with 25 points through 18 games.
Akil Thomas – Niagara IceDogs captain and 2018 Los Angeles Kings prospect has 23 points through 15 games after being one of nine OHL players and the only one on this roster to eclipse the century mark a year ago.
Tyler Tucker – The St. Louis Blues prospect gets his second opportunity with Team OHL and is currently tied for sixth in scoring among defencemen with 16 points in 13 games for the Barrie Colts.
Team OHL players named to the roster but unable to compete due to injury include Graeme Clarke (Ottawa 67’s), Jacob Ingham (Kitchener Rangers), and Ryan Suzuki (Barrie Colts).