2018 OHL Priority Selection


Round Overall Name Position Height Weight Hometown 2017-18 Team
1 1 Quinton Byfield C 6’04 203 Newmarket York Simcoe Express
 2 30 Jack Thompson RD 5’11 161 Courtice Clarington Toros
 3  46 Blake Butler C 5’11  181 Sarnia Lambton Jr. Sting
4 78 Nathan Ribau LD 6′ 175 Oakville Oakville Rangers
5 85 Jonathan Lemaire  G 6’06 175 Gloucester Kemptville U18
7 121 Kyle Aucoin LD 5’10  142 Hinsdale, IL Chicago Mission U16
8 141 Michael Tiveron C 5’09 161 Brampton Brampton 45s
10 181 Simon Labelle LW 5’09 147 Ottawa Rockland Nationals
10 184 Owen Robinson C 6 170 Orangeville Blind River
10 191 Darren Beattie RD 5’10 160 London Lambton Jr. Sting
11 201 Ryan Smith C 5’08 140 Bala North Central
12 221 Robbie Stewart LD 6’03 172 St. Catharines Niagara North Stars
13 241 Nicholas Heinzle G 6’02 172 Glen Robertson Hawkesbury U18
14 261 Giordano Biondi RW 5’10 144 Sudbury Sudbury Wolves Minor Midget
15 281 Luke Strickland LW 5’11 176 Markham Markham Waxers

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Scouting Reports:

Name Scouting Report
Quinton Byfield Quinton has fantastic hands and is a very powerful skater for his size. He has excellent puck skills who can create opportunities for himself & his line-mates.
Jack Thompson  Thompson is one of the best defencemen available in the draft. He has all the tools. Good feet and quickness. Tight gap. High compete level, gives it his all every shift, really wants to make a difference. High-end skill. Smart. Shoots puck well, has an ability to score goals from the point.
Blake Butler Blake has outstanding puck possession ability. He is a high end shot and has excellent compete level. He has great leadership qualities.
Nathan Ribau Ribau is a very mobile defenceman that has a really good compete level and physical game. He is one of the hardest defencemen to play against in this draft class and he also has good skills and an effective transition game. With the type of game he plays, he is only going to get better and more effective as he gets older and gets bigger and stronger.
Jonathan Lemaire Jonathan is very athletic and has phenomenal agility. He is big and has huge potential. He has very smart hockey sense.
Kyle Aucoin Kyle is a smart mobile defenceman who makes good decisions with the puck. He is positionally sound and comes from excellent pedigree. Extremely dedicated and wants to be a player. He is more mature than most kids his age and wants to play in the NHL.
Michael Tiveron Tiveron is a good skater and generates speed with the puck. He has a high level of fast-twitch and gets up top speed quickly.  He is highly skilled and makes plays at a high pace. He has excellent hockey sense. He is creative with the puck and generates a lot of offence on his own. He wants to make a difference and has an outstanding compete level.
Simon Labelle Simon is a strong skater who has good puck skills and ‎great hockey instincts. He will be first to the puck, has a high compete level and plays a 200 ft game.
Owen Robinson Great skating forward who has great offensive instinct. Plays an honest 200ft game and has pride in the D-zone. Produced more than a point per game as a rookie in the NOJHL.
Darren Beattie Beattie has excellent mobility and is a great puck rushing defenceman. He is offensive minded and has great puck skills.
Ryan Smith Smith is a consistent top-performer for his team bringing his A-game every shift.   A really skilled and smart hockey player, he generates offence when he has the puck. His play without the puck is good, he finds open ice and supports his teammates well.
Robbie Stewart Stewart is a big d-man that gets around the ice really well for his size. He has good skills and keeps his game simple with the puck and limits mistakes. Really effective on the d-side of the puck, he logs a lot of quality minutes each and every game.
Nicholas Heinzle Heinzle has quick legs and is a compact players. He is very patient and has good battle. Good anticipation.
Giordano Biondi Complete well rounded player who’s acceleration and speed is his best asset. He plays high energy and had high compete every game.
Luke Strickland Luke has a precision shot and has excellent hockey vision.  He has grit and is very hardworking.

2018 Orientation/Rookie Camp Details

The Sudbury Wolves will host their annual Orientation/Rookie camp this Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th at the Sudbury Arena. On-Ice sessions will be held Saturday evening from 7-9pm and again Sunday morning from 11:30-1:30pm.  Season ticket holders and Fans will receive free popcorn at both ice sessions and all fans are invited out to see the newest Wolves along side many 2017 draft picks and 4 returning Wolves’ standouts, Blake Murray, Liam Ross, Anthony Tabak and Emmett Serensits.