2020 OHL Draft Prospects

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  1. Prospect Pipeline

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    Hey folks,

    With the 2018-19 Minor Midget hockey season and the 2019 OHL Priority Selection in the books, the time has come to turn the page and focus on the 2019-20 campaign. This year we'll be following the 2004-born OHL Draft Class -- one which at first glance is shaping up to be incredibly deep and riddled with a bounty of immense skill. Unlike the 2003-born class, however, this year's crop of players seems to lack a definitive top prospect -- a fact which will make the coming campaign extremely intriguing to follow.

    Over the course of the upcoming season, we'll be posting a whack of player profiles, OHL Draft Rankings and more in this new thread -- be sure to follow along and provide any input or questions that you may have!
     
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    To kick things off, we've taken a moment to highlight arguably the top-25 prospects eligible of the 2020 OHL Draft. While this list is not a ranking, it can be used as a valuable resource in the months ahead as this year's class begins to define and separate itself from its competition. Of the 25 prospects which we have profiled, 14 are forwards, nine are defencemen, and the remaining two are goaltenders -- an intriguing mixture which speaks volumes with regards to the depth and positional versatility present within this year's Draft Class.

     
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    Thanks for this thread - it is nice to see some insight into what is up and coming in the the "Pipeline".
     
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    There s already a 2020 OHL Draft thread
     
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    Some reasonable prospects in there for sure, but some of these don't make much sense so the whole list loses credibility.

    Outside of Isiah George, the top players on JRC and Marlies aren't even listed.

    Ludwinski is by far the best forward on the Marlies. Cooke is the best overall forward on JRC if Fantilli doesn't return. That doesn't necessarily make them top OHL prospects, as those teams didn't rely on individual stars, but you can't put a credible list together and pick other forwards ahead of them.

    Playing a year up shouldn't qualify you as a top prospect unless you can make and help a strong 03 team win against top competition. Not sure getting pummelled most every game by better teams is the right recipe for development.

    Sure, the game is changing, but with a couple exceptions, this is a short group of players and size still matters in the OHL. Little chance that most of the top 25 players in Ontario will be 5'9 or under come draft time.

    When it comes to prospects, follow the money. The big agencies will always find and back the top players and their interest is strictly capitalism - who has a shot to play pro.
     
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    so then make your own?

    ohl fans like the lists, if you think they are off then make one yourself
     
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    Hi everyone,

    With the Toronto Titans Minor Midget Tournament in the books, we've taken the time to piece together a 3000-word, in-depth season preview for the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Although elite talent will come from all throughout Ontario and the United States for the 2020 OHL Draft, the GTHL will once again feature a number of the Priority Selection's most talented young players.

    Learn about each GTHL team's top players as well as which clubs will be truly competitive during the 2019-20 season by hitting the link below:

     
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    After the first tournament what stood out to me is how big of an impact the new guys made in their team in the GTHL

    A lot of the early games had bad matchups in the round robin with scores being 8-1 and so on. On Sunday we had the opportunity to see the top dogs. The kids who could have an impact in their respective teams against good competition are the ones I like to focus on at this early stage of the season.

    Jonathan Melee was by far the most competitive player of his team. He still needs to find creativity in some parts of bis game but his compete level was a solid 4 on Sunday when it counted the most. He was the best Titan nobody had his pace and intensity.

    Zach Lavoie and Max Seguin also from Ottawa changed the image of the Nats completely. They were outstanding the whole week-end. Seguin likes to control the pace and make plays, it was a key factor in their win.

    Ryan Cartwright was very solid playing a strong defensive game adding accurate first passes.

    I was surprised how strong those guys, all from Ottawa, looked on the ice. We always hear the same names on these sites and The GTHL is predominantly mentioned in these rankings. It makes me wonder who else we need to have a look out of the Ottawa region. This 2004 group from La Capitale looks very very strong.

    On the Jr Canadians I thought Van Vliet played a good all around week-end and was really effective on Sunday. Upfront Castle used his speed and was a threat almost every shift.

    I think this draft will be deep in talent.
     
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    ICYMI: Our first ranking for the 2020 OHL Draft was released on October 1st. Our initial ranking lists the Top-20 prospects, as well as 3 Players to Watch who had electric starts to the season. The year's class appears to have some very strong Americans who could push for top spots, as well as a strong year in the ETA and a deep class in the Alliance.

    With Adam Fantilli leaving the GTHL and the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, the race to be the GTHL's top prospect is wide open, and the playoff race will be much tighter than in recent years as well.

    2020 OHL Draft Ranking: October’s Top 20
     
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    We've also gotten a good start on our 2020 OHL Draft Profiles, with 8 likely 1st round talents already profiled, we will continue to move through our list of top prospects throughout the season and will keep you up to date here!

     
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    Our latest 2020 OHL Draft prospect profile delves deep into the game of David Goyette -- a lethal forward currently skating for the South Kent Selects Academy within the USHS-Prep league. A decisive and agile skater of terrific speed, Goyette can create separation from his opponents with ease and boasts the ability to create plays as well as finish them himself owing to his strong and accurate shot. Check out his full profile by hitting the link below.

     
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    Now that we are midway through the month of October, the time has come to unveil our first OHL Cup Ranking of the 2019-20 Minor Midget campaign. With two of the season's major tournaments now completed (Toronto Titans and Wendy Dufton Memorial) we feel as though we have developed a strong enough understanding of this year's talent to compose a top-10 ranking. In this October ranking, five teams call the GTHL home, while two represent each of Alliance Hockey and the ETA and one represents the SCTA.

    To read the full ranking, follow the link below:

     
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    Over the past week, we've released additional in-depth player profiles which delve deep into the games of two top 2020 OHL Draft eligible talents.

    First up was the profile of Paul Ludwinski -- a hard-working centre on the Toronto Marlboros who brings speed and effort to the ice with each passing game. Shortly after, we published our profile on Cedric Guindon -- a centre who is not only one of the HEO's top prospects but one of the most lethal offensive players eligible for the upcoming Priority Selection. To read either or both profiles, hit the links below!
     
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    Our latest prospect profile ahead of the 2020 OHL Draft delves into the game of Oakland Jr. Grizzlies centre Rutger McGroarty -- an intimidating physical player who has quickly come to be regarded as one of the most prolific goal scorers eligible for the upcoming Priority Selection. In possession of a powerful shot and innate offensive abilities, McGroarty has the ability to take control of any given game which he competes within.

     
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    We've got two more prospect profiles to pass your way!

    1. Alec Leonard of the GTHL's Mississauga Reps -- a hard-hitting two way defender who brings speed, flair, and a competitive edge to the ice with each passing game.
    2. Lane Hutson of the AYHL's North Jersey Avalanche -- committed to Boston University, Hutson's remarkable skating abilities and offensive instincts combine to make him one of the top 2004-born prospects in North America.

     
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    Does Fantilli have American citizenship as well as Canadian?
     
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    eliteprospects.com has only a Canadian flag beside his name. This is all I have to go by, presume their info is decent.
     
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    Although his option to play in the OHL still remains, it appears increasingly likely that Fantilli will opt to compete for the NTDP or in the USHL come the 2020-21 season.

    Quote is from this article.
    2020 OHL Draft Top Prospect: Adam Fantilli
     
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    As we hit the midway mark of the month of November, the time has come to unveil our latest OHL Cup Ranking of the 2019-20 season.

    Over the past month of play league standings throughout the Minor Midget hockey world have shifted dramatically, and so too has our OHL Cup Ranking as a direct result. In this edition, two new teams have cracked the top-10 overall while we've also chosen to highlight three clubs who stand on the cusp of greatness. To view our full ranking, follow the link below.

     
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    Hello Prospects Pipeline,
    First thank you for your articles they are fantastic! Would you be able to shed some light on Fantilli having American citizenship, you somewhat alluded to it in one of your articles. Thanks
     
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    I saw nothing suggesting USNTDP as an option, only USHL to keep NCAA eligibility.
     
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    usually if you make an error, you post a retraction...interesting
     
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    Fantilli is Canadian. NTDP isn’t an option.
     
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    Hey folks, yes, that is correct. That was an error on our part which we updated, but didn't mention here until now having seen the multiple responses. Thanks for your feedback, everyone.
     

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