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OHL Draft Recognizing Local Talent

Windsor’s Anthony Salinitri leads the way when it comes to local talent being drafted in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.

The Windsor Jr. Spitfire forward was selected 17th overall by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Saturday. Salinitri was considered a Top-15 prospect by the Scouting Bureau.

The Greyhounds selected quite a few players from Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent by picking goaltender Joseph Raaymakers out of Chatham at the 37th spot, Leamington’s own netminding product Tyler Wall with the 137st pick, and defenceman Nick Mainella out of Tecumseh 177th overall.

The London Knights selected forward Eric Henderson from Kingsville 54th overall while the Kingston Frontenacs took forwad Keenan Suthers out of Tecumseh with the 155th pick.

Wallaceburg’s Brady Pataki went 65th overall with the Sudbury Wolves drafting the forward and Pain Court’s Levi Tetrault was selected with the 73rd pick by the Guelph Storm. The Ottawa 67’s selected Tilbury’s Nolan Gardiner, a centre for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones, with the 203rd overall pick. And in the final round draft pick, the Sarnia Sting selected Windsor’sĀ Brett Banwell, a left defenseman for the Windsor Jr. Spitfires, with the 281st overall pick.

Windsor Jr. Spitfires forward Anthony Salinitri (Photo courtesy windsoraaazone.net)

Windsor Jr. Spitfires forward Anthony Salinitri (Photo courtesy windsoraaazone.net)