The Peterborough Petes are excited to announce that they have selected Mason McTavish in the first round, fifth overall in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore.
McTavish, a 5’11”, 194lbs centre, played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings during the 2018-19 season. In 41 games, he recorded 47 goals, 32 assists, 79 points and 109 penalty minutes. The Carp, Ontario native was named the HEO Midget AAA Most Valuable Player and earned the league’s Top Prospect Award after leading all players in goals and points. He was also a member of Team Ontario at the 2019 Canada Winter Games where he registered 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points, and 16 penalty minutes in 6 games.
“Mason is one of the purest goal scorers and has one of the best shots in this year’s age group,” reported OHL Central Scouting. “He protects the puck extremely well and is very hard to knock off it.”
“In Mason we are confident that we’ve selected, at fifth overall, the player and person that is the best fit for the Petes,” commented Petes General Manager Mike Oke. “He is a highly skilled centre that we believe can have an immediate and lasting impact on our organization.”
Mason has a history of success in Peterborough having registered 5 goals, 4 assists, and 9 points in the PMHC’s Steve Richey Tournament of Champions in January.
Mason’s father, Dale, played for Peterborough from 1989 to 1993 and was a member of the 1993 OHL Championship Petes.
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