Petes to Pick Third in 2018 OHL Priority Selection Presented by Real Canadian Superstore on Saturday

The 2018 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore will take place this Saturday, April 7 beginning at 9am, and is presented locally by the Amalgamated Transit Union Peterborough Local 1320. The Petes hold the third overall pick, and currently have fifteen picks in the fifteen round draft:

  • 1st round, 3rd overall
  • 2nd round, 27th overall
  • 3rd round, 43rd overall
  • 3rd round, 52nd overall
  • 4th round, 75th overall
  • 5th round, 83rd overall
  • 6th round, 103rd overall
  • 7th round, 123rd overall
  • 8th round, 143rd overall
  • 8th round, 150th overall
  • 9th round, 163rd overall
  • 11th round, 203rd overall
  • 12th round, 223rd overall
  • 14th round, 263rd overall
  • 15th round, 300th overall

“The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1320, who represents the Public Transit Workers, is proud to sponsor the OHL Priority Selection in Peterborough and partner with the Petes for the third straight season,” stated Tyler Burns, President of the ATU Local 1320. “Our members provide a valuable service to the Peterborough community, and the Priority Selection gives us an opportunity to connect with some of the newest Peterborians.”

2017 Peterborough Petes Prospects
2017 Peterborough Petes Prospects

There will be a player introduction press conference open to the public following the fifth round, located in the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame at the North-East corner of the arena. Fans can follow the draft live by downloading the free Petes Mobile App for iPhone or Android (use rewards code “DraftReady2018” to earn loyalty points). Results can be tracked live here.

The Petes selected third overall in 2013, 2012, and 2004, selecting Matt Spencer (Tampa Bay Lightning), Eric Cornel (Buffalo Sabres), and Jordan Staal (Carolina Hurricanes), respectively. Other notable third overall picks have included Darnell Nurse (2011; Edmonton Oilers), Alex Pietrangelo (2006; St. Louis Blues), and Jeff Carter (2001; LA Kings).

Interested in being part of the Petes family next season? The season ticket early-bird deadline is 4:30pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Call Steve 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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