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Petes Select 16 Players in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection

The Peterborough Petes selected 16 players in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

In the first round, with the fifth and eleventh overall picks, the Petes selected centremen Mason McTavish and J.R. Avon, respectively. In the fourteen rounds that followed, the team added fourteen promising young players to the depth chart, including one centre, seven forwards, five defencemen, and one goalie. They are as follows:

The Petes selected fifth overall in 2015 and 2008, selecting Zach Gallant (Detroit Red Wings) and Ryan Spooner (Vancouver Canucks), respectively. Other notable fifth overall picks have included Matt Duchene (2007; Colorado Avalanche), Drew Doughty (2005; LA Kings), and Corey Perry (2001; Anaheim Ducks).

The Petes were the first team to have two selections in the first round since the Owen Sound Attack selected Markus Phillips and Nick Suzuki ninth and fourteenth overall, respectively, in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.

Rd/Pick Player Position Height Weight Birth Date Team Hometown
1/5  Mason McTavish C 5.11 194 Jan. 30/03 Pembroke Lumber Kings Carp, ON
1/11  Jon-Randall Avon C 5.09.5 173 Jul. 4/03 Peterborough Petes Peterborough, ON
2/22  Artem Guryev D 6.02.5 192 May 17/03 Toronto Marlboros Moscow, RUS
4/72  Tucker Robertson RW 5.10 170 Jun. 22/03 Toronto Marlboros Toronto, ON
5/93  Josh Kavanagh D 5.11 161 May 6/03 Sudbury Wolves Hanmer, ON
6/113  Cole Patey RW 5.10.5 173 Feb. 11/03 North Central Predators Utterson, ON
7/133  Judd Katz D 6.02 177 Jul. 16/03 Mississauga Rebels Toronto, ON
8/153  Riley Wood LW 5.11 176 Jan. 2/03 London Jr. Knights London, ON
9/178  Brennan Kennedy C 5.11 151 Feb. 12/03 Halton Hurricanes Erin, ON
10/193  Michael Simpson G 5.11 196 Feb. 9/03 London Jr. Knights London, ON
11/213  Yuri Ushakov F 5.09 153 Feb. 20/03 CP Dynamo 16U Clifton Park, NY
12/233  Nicholas Paone D 5.10 167 Apr. 30/03 Southern Tier Admirals Niagara Falls, ON
12/235  Ryan Cutler RW 5.10 160 Dec. 17/03 York Simcoe Express Keswick, ON
13/253  Jacob Verner D 5.09 151 Sep. 14/03 Peterborough Petes Peterborough, ON
14/273  Jax Dubois RW 6.00 175 Mar. 16/03 Nepean Raiders Ottawa, ON
15/293  Jared Mangan F 5.08 132 Apr. 8/2003 Buffalo Regals Lancaster, NY

Players will be introduced to fans at the team’s annual Development Camp in the coming weeks.

Click here for complete 2019 OHL Priority Selection results.

Want to see the next wave of Petes talent in action? Become a member of the Petes family with a Season Ticket Membership! The season ticket early-bird deadline is 4:30pm on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Call Mike at (705) 743-3681 ext. 263. Select sponsorship inventory is also available if you’re interested in growing your brand. To learn more, contact Greg at (705) 743-3681 ext. 227.

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