NHL drafts OHL talent
Some Ontario Hockey League players were among those picked in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
With the Sarnia Sting, goalie Ben Gaudreau has been selected by the San Jose Sharks and 81st overall in the third round of draft picks.
During the fifth round, Sting right-wing forward, Ty Voit, was picked 153rd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs. In round six, the Boston Bruins selected defenceman Ryan Mast who went 181st overall.
The Windsor Spitfires saw three players drafted to the NHL during night one and two of picks. Spitfires centre, Wyatt Johnston 23rd overall during round one after being selected by the Dallas Stars.
In round five, defenseman Daniil Sobolev was picked 142nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Sobolev signed with the Spitfires last fall during the 2020 import draft for the 2020-21 season. The Russian defender never hit the ice with the team due to pandemic restrictions.
Pasquale Zito will make his way across the river after being 166th overall during round six selected by the Detroit Red Wings.
The London Knights also had plenty of players scooped up by NHL teams.
Starting with defenceman Logan Mailloux who was 31st overall in round one selected by the Montreal Canadiens. Mailloux being picked is not without some controversy. The 18-year-old asked to be omitted from selection after he was convicted in Sweden after sexually explicit photos of a woman were shared without her consent.
Another Knights defencemen was picked up, this time by the Ottawa Senators. Ben Roger was snagged early in round two and 49th overall.
The San Jose Sharks picked up two Knights during rounds five and six. Left-wing forward Max McCue was selected 156th and Liam Gilmartin was 167th overall. Gilmartin only joined the Knights earlier this year coming from the Under-18 National Team in the United States.
In round 6, a third Knights defenceman, Bryce Montgomery, was selected 170th overall and was drafted to the Carolina Hurricanes.