A Look at the Americans Selected in the 2014 OHL Draft

This is an overall analysis of the American born hockey players selected in the 2014 OHL Draft and where this author thinks they’ll end up.

The top 5 Draft Choices

1. Jakob Chychyurn – Jr Canadiens – (From Florida) dual-citizen.
2. Adam Mascherin – Vaughn Kings –
3. Travis Barron – Jr. Canadiens –
4. Brandon Saigeon – Hamilton Bulldogs
5. Michael McLeod – Tor. Marloboros

Americans Selected 

Carl De Lucia Hockey Blog - Clayton Keller
Clayton Keller

6. Logan Brown – Indiana Jr. Ice – MO – Selected by Niagara. – Brown will likely sign with Niagara. (Signed with Niagara)

18. Max Jones – Detroit Honeybaked – MI – Selected by London . – London is tempting, but Jones is a USNTDP commit. (USNTDP – Uncommitted)

32. William Knierem – Chicago Mission – IL – Owen Sound – Knierem will likely sign with Owen Sound. (Dubuque (USHL) 60-12-16-28) Miami commit. 

36. Ben Gleason – Detroit Honeybaked – MI – London – Gleason is very likely to sign with London. (Signed with London)

40. Clayton Keller – Shattuck St. Mary’s – IL – Keller is a USNTDP and BU commit. OHL is unlikely. (USNTDP and BU commit)

45. Shaun Bily – New Jersey Titans – PA – Erie – He’s committed to Northeastern, could go either way. (Signed with Erie)

49. Timmy Gettinger – Cleveland Barons – St.Sault Marie – Likely will take the OHL route. (Signed with St. Sault Marie)

52. Stephen Dhillon – Buffalo Regals – NY -Niagara – Cut from USNTDP – OHL or Jr. A is likely. Could be good NCAA goalie. (signed with Erie, 4 GP in 14′-15′) 

68. Nick Pastujov – Detroit Honeybaked – FL -Saginaw – Captain of loaded Honeybaked team, USNTDP commit. NCAA likely. (USNTDP and Michigan commit)

80. Cole Gallant – Detroit Honeybaked – FL – Guelph – OHL is likely for Gallant. (Honeybaked U-18, Fargo (USHL) Uncommitted). 

82. Griffin Luce – Salisbury Prep – NY – Kitchener – Luce is committed to the USNTDP and Michigan. NCAA. (USNTDP and Michigan commit) 

87. James Greenway – Shattuck St. Marys – NY – Plymouth – This is 50/50, brother is with USNTDP. Slight edge for NCAA. USNTDP – Uncommitted. 

91. Anthony Hora – Buffalo Regals – NY – Owen Sound – Anybody’s guess with Hora. Could end up in USHL next season. (spent 14′-15′ with Buffalo Jr Sabres U-16)

94. Kyle Moore – Tor. Red Wings – NC – North Bay – OHL is likely for American who played in Ontario in 2013-2014. (Powassan (NOJHL) then Signed with North Bay)

102. Sam Field – Choate Prep – NJ – Kingston – 50/50 for Field, not ready for OHL, a year of Jr. A is likely. (Signed with Kingston)

105. Austin Osmanski – Buffalo Regals – NY – Mississauga – Tough call, Jr.A is likely. Buffalo Jr. Sabres U-18. Signed with Mississauga. 

106. Trent Frederic – St. Louis AAA – MO – committed to the USNTDP. Will likely play in NCAA for big program. USNTDP – Wisconsin commit. 

118. David Melargni – Team Comcast – PA – London – London is too tempting, bet on OHL. (Philadelphia (USPHL) and Fargo (USHL)) – Northeastern commit.

126. Austin Rueschhoff – St.Louis Selects – MO – Niagara – Anybody’s guess, I’d say Jr.A for a year though. (Minnesota (NAHL) and Omaha (USHL) – Uncommitted)

127. Tyler Johnson – Cyclones – NY – Plymouth – Goalie might go OHL if offered a spot on Plymouth, NCAA starter material. (Signed with Plymouth)

138. Michael Latorella – Detroit Honeybaked – London – Cut from USNTDP, could start for London in 1-2 seasons. (Honeybaked U-18 and Muskegon (USHL)) Ohio State commit.

142. Adam Fox – Long Island – NY – Kitchener – Kitchener would be estatic to have him, but he’s USNTDP and Harvard committed.

147. Alec Semandel – Chicago Mission – WI – Plymouth – Best bet, year of Jr.A then Plymouth. (Chicago Mission U-16 and Cedar Rapids (USHL)

157. Jack Kopack – Detroit Compuware – MI – St Sault Marie – Unless offered by big Michigan program, OHL is likely. (Signed with St. Sault Marie)

161. Graham McPhee – Shattuck St.Marys – MD – Committed to USNTDP and BC. NCAA

170. Andrew Jackson – Belle Tire – MI – Saginaw – Year of Jr.A and then probably an NCAA scholarship. (Little Ceaser’s U-16 – Uncommited)

172. Liam Moore – Governor’s Academy – NY – Oshawa – Jr. A and an NCAA scholarship for goalie unless good offer comes along. Played for Dexter.

176. Joesph Woll – St. Louis AAA – MO – Oshawa – USNTDP and Harvard committed. NCAA. (changed commitment to BC)

187. Brett Callahan – Chicago Mission – N/A – Plymouth – Wouldn’t be surprised to see him in Whaler’s uniform. (Chicago YA U-18) 

192. Keeghan Howdeshell – Detroit Compuware – MI – St. Saulte Marie – 50/50 depending on offers. USNTDP – Ferris St. commit. 

200. Derek Daschke – Oakland Grizzlies – N/A – USHL and top NCAA program. (played for Cedar Rapids (USHL) is committed to Western Michigan)

201. Mitch Eliot – Detroit Honeybaked – MI – Sarnia – Committed to Michigan St. NCAA

204. Luke Martin – St. Louis AAA – MO – Belleville – Committed to USNTDP and Michigan. He’ll play in the NCAA.

207. Noah LaLonde – Detroit Honeybaked – MI – Plymouth – Whalers will recruit him, but he’s committed to Michigan St. NCAA.

214. Cam Dineen – NJ Rockets U-19 – NJ – North Bay – Committed to Yale. USHL and then NCAA (played for Avon)

215. Austin Grzenia – Victory Honda – MI – Kingston – Look for him in the USHL next season. (Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U-18 signed with Kingston)

217. Mitchell Chaffee – Nationals – MI – St. Saulte Marie – Anbody’s guess at this point, USHL or U-18 AAA is likely. (Honeybaked U-18)

218. James Sanchez – CYA (Chicago) – IL – London – Committed to the USNTDP and Michigan.

220. Matthew Jakubowski – Buffalo Regals – NY – Guelph – U-18 AAA or Jr.A. Would be a good NCAA player. (Buffalo Jr. Sabres U-16 committed to Penn State).

225. Marcus Dickerson – Selects Academy – NJ – Mississauga – U-18 midgets for 2014-2015. (Started year with Selects Academy U-18 signed with Mississauga (43-3-2-5).

227. Vasili Kolias – Chicago Mission – IL – Plymouth – Will eventually go to Plymouth. (Chicago Mission U-18, BU commit).

230. Igor Larionov – Detroit Honeybaked – N/A – Saginaw – 12th rounder will consider his options. Honeybaked U-18

242. Tom Novak – St.Thomas – WI – Kitchener – USHL and then anybody’s guess. (Waterloo (USHL) – committed to Minnesota).

243. Evan Wisocki – Long Island – NJ – Windsor – Probably will end up in NCAA. (NJ Avalanche U-16 – committed to Connecticut). 

252. Zachary Berzolla – NJ Devils – NJ – Sudbury – Sleeper could play NCAA or OHL. (NJ Jr. Titans U-18 and Muskegon (USHL)) – Colorado College commit.

261. Brandan Morgan – Detroit Compuware – MI – Sarnia – NCAA is likely.

298. Andrew Peeke – Selects Academy – FL – Ottawa – Jr. A and USHL type of player. (Selects Academy – committed to Notre Dame)

Recap : Americans in the OHL 14′-15′ (98’s) 

Looking back one year later, the American players that chose to play in the OHL as 16 year olds had varying degrees of successLogan Brown – 56-17-26-43 – Brown was expected to be an immediate impact player and he was. He has a strong chance of being a top 10 NHL draft pick in 2016.

Shaun Bily – 36-1-6-7 –

Ben Gleason – 41-0-5-5 –

Sam Field – 57-2-0-2 –

Tim Gettinger – 54-10-15-25

Other Notable Americans in the OHL

Owen Green – 46-1-2-3

Tyler Nother – 40-0-2-2

Luke Kirwan – 59-7-12-19

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