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Eastern Conference 2018-2019 ROSTERS UPDATED August 11th

Although a few will return, NHL DRAFTED OAs (signed or unsigned) are all temporarily listed under GONE along with the 97s, those traded and a few expected departing players (e.g., Tippett, Svechnikov, Thomas, Vallardi) are included on that list. All other OA 98s are BOLDED.

After the OHL trade freeze is lifted (Aug.1) and NHL training camps are completed, we'll see who is traded and which players are returned to their OHL teams - then the 2018-2019 roster will be updated again!

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IMPORTS and (02) rookies included (first few rounds)

### TOP 10 Most Impressive 2001 Born Players (ohlprospects.com) - Honourable Mention:##(HM)

(*) indicates that their name was included in the “Players to Watch” List for 2018 NHL Draft (thescout.ca).

(**) Listed on the 2019 NHL DRAFT RANKINGS Preliminary Top 100 Ranking (futureconsiderations.ca)


ICE DOGS - RETURNING
99 K. Maksimov (EDM)
99 B. Jones (LVG)
99 I. Lodnia (MIN)
99 B. Johnson
99 M. Phillips
99 O. Castleman
00 A. Thomas (LAK)
00 K. Sopa - IMPORT
00 A. Bruder *
01 P. Tomasino ** ###
01 I. Martin
02 J. Uberti
02 J. DeSimone
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98 J. Schaefer (OA)
99 D. Bukac (BOS) - IMPORT
99 L. Ham
99 E. Roberts
99 D. Hunter
00 J. MacPherson *
01 B. Constantinou ###
01 M. Howard
02 L. Moore
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98 S. Dhillion (OA)
99 C. Incze

GONE
98 W. Lochead (OA) - Western Univ.
98 K. Langdon (OA) - Western Univ.
97 J. Corniel
97 A. Carbonara
97 S. Miletic (ELC - Pitt)
99 D. Singer - TRADED

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OTTAWA - RETURNING
98 Felhaber, Tye (OA)
98 Boomhower, Shaw (OA)

99 Chmelevski, Sasha (SJS)
99 Keating, Austen
99 Clark, Kody (WASH)
00 Hoelscher, Mitchell (NJD)
00 Bitten, Sam *
00 Yule, Quinn
00 Losev, Seva
01 Rossi, Marco - IMPORT
01 Quinn, Jack
01 Clarke, Graeme ** ###
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99 Hoefenmayer, Noel (ARZ)
99 Wilson, Hudson
00 Robertson, Carter *
00 Bahl, Kevin (ARZ)
00 Rippon, Merrick *
00 Okhotyuk, Nikita (IMPORT)
01 Peric, Lucas
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00 Andree, Cedrick

GONE (Includes NHL drafted 98s)
97 Tremblay, O
97 Cascagnette, J
98 Barron, T (Col)
97 Forget, M TRADED
00 Stratis, Peter * TRADED

00 True, Oliver (IMPORT)

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OSHAWA - RETURNING
98 Commisso, Domenic (OA)
98 Harrogate, Brendan (OA)
98 Henderson, Eric (OA)

99 MacLean, Kyle
99 Studnicka, Jack (BOS)
99 Resnick, Cole
99 Eggenberger, Nando - IMPORT
00 McShane, Allan (MTL)
00 Noel, Serron (FLD)
00 Antropov, Danil **
00 Hewitson, Mitchell
01 Wong, Nick ###
02 Tullio, Tyler
02 Robinson, Dylan
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98 Allen, Sean D
99 Blacker, Ian
00 Ennis, William *
00 Rupoli, Joseph
00 Gross, Nico (IMPORT) NYR
01 Brewer, Mitchell
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98 Ceci, Cole G (OA)
99 Keyser, Kyle (BOS)
99 Peccia, Mario

GONE (Includes NHL drafted 98s)
98 Krastenbergs, Renars (OA - IMPORT)
97 Huether, K
97 McCool, H
97 Di Carlo, A
98 Brassard, Matt (Van)

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PETES - RETURNING
98 Timleck, Adam (OA)
98 Dow, Bobby (OA)

99 Gallant, Zach (DET)
99 Clarke, C.J.
99 Isaacson, Nick
00 Gogolev, Pavel *
00 Der-Arguchintsev, Semyon (TOR)
00 Hinz, Brady
00 Denault, Chad
00 Parker-Jones, John
01 Robertson, Nick ###
01 Kirk, Liam IMPORT
01 Cermak, ErikIMPORT
02 Butler, Cameron
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98 Timms, Matthew (OA)
99 Fraser, Cole (DET)
00 Babintsev, Gleb
00 McNamara, Matt
00 Chisholm, Declan (WASH)
00 Beraldo, Adrien
01 Supryka, Cameron
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00 Jones, Hunter
99 Curran, Blake

GONE (Includes NHL drafted 98s)
97 Korostelev, N (Tor)
97 Denoble, L
97 Black, A
98 Wells, D (Edm)
98 Paquette, C (TB)
98 Osmanski, A (Buff)

98 Ang, J (Fla) TRADED
99 Svoboda, Matyas (IMPORT) Sioux City Musketeers USHL

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NORTH BAY - RETURNING
98 Potts, Kyle
98 Brazeau, Justin
98 Burghardt, Luke

99 Walker, Daniel
99 Baker, Andy
99 Chenier, Brad
99 Robert, Alex
99 Struthers, Matthew *
00 McMaster, Adam
00 Moncada, Luke
00 Forhan, Rhys
00 Postnov, Yegor - IMPORT
01 Coe, Brandon ## (HM)
01 Evans, Kurtis
01 Brown, Patrick
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99 Allair, Eric
99 King, Nick
00 Maier, David - IMPORT
00 Mailhot, Travis
01 Rose, Simon
02 Schlueting, Pacey
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99 Propp, Christian
02 Vrbetic, Joe

GONE
97 Bruce, R (Cgy)
97 Saban, J
97 Henderson, J
98 Sime, Julian OA - University of Waterloo
98 Thilander, Adam (OA - IMPORT) - Almtuna IS - Hockey Allsvenskan Sweden
98 Dineen, C (Arz) TRADED
97 McKenzie, B (Van) TRADED


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SUDBURY - RETURNING
98 Pilon, Drake (OA)
98 Pilon, Darian (OA)

99 Lane, Owen
99 Carson, Macauley
99 Bulitka, Shane
99 Levin, David *
00 Nizhnikov, Kirill *
00 Gilhula, Owen
00 Baker, Dawson
00 McConville, Blake
00 Hutcheson, Nolan
01 Murray, Blake ** ###
01 Tabak, Anthony
02 Byfield, Quinton
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99 Ali, Conor
99 O'Bonsawin, Ryan
00 Lavallee, Ethan
00 Serensits, Emmett
00 Stratis, Peter *
00 Malik, Zack (IMPORT) *
01 Ross, Liam
02 Thompson, Jack
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99 Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka - IMPORT
99 McGrath, Jake
00 Frappier, Marshall

GONE (Includes NHL drafted 98s)
97 Blaisdell, Doug
97 Culina, M. TRADED
97 Lajeunesse, T. TRADED
98 Pezzetta, M. (Mtl) TRADED
98 O'Grady, Reagan (OA) TRADED
97 Rhodes, Kyle
99 Lipanov, Alexey (TB)
98 Candela, Cole (Van)

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MISSISAUGA – RETURNING
98 McKinnon, Ian (OA)
98 Cole Carter OA
99 McLeod, Ryan (EDM)
99 Gaylor, Cameron
00 Little, Michael
00 Canade, Nicholas
01 Reisnecker, Filip - IMPORT
01 Schwindt, Cole
01 Varga, Adam
01 Washkurak, Keean
02 Portokalis, William
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98 O'Grady, Reagan (OA)
99 Wells, Ryan
00 Walker, Isaac
00 Hardy, Mason
00 Zuyev, Nikita - IMPORT
01 Harley, Thomas
02 Hardie, James
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00 Ingham, Jacob (LAK)

GONE (Includes NHL drafted 98s)
97 Fox, T
97 Forget, M
97 Gipson, S
98 Hague, Nicolas (OA - VGK)
98 McLeod, M (NJ)
98 Moverare, M (LA) - Ontario Reign (AHL)

99 Tippett, O (FLD - Likely in NHL)
00 Rippon, Merrick * TRADED
98 Boomhower, Shaw (OA) TRADED
98 Vella, Emanuel (OA) - TRADED Flint Firebirds
98 Michnac, Albert (OA – IMPORT) - TRADED Saginaw Spirit

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BARRIE - RETURNING
98 Hawerchuk, Ben (OA)
98 Chiodo, Lucas (OA)

99 Peca, Jaden
99 Wilms, Jason
99 Brown, Aidan
99 Heitzner, Kyle
00 Rhodes, Sam
00 Bignell, Luke
00 Pekar, Matej – IMPORT #
01 Suzuki, Ryan ** ###
02 Piercey, Riley
02 Foerster, Tyson
02 Russell, Eric
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98 Murray, Justin (OA)
99 Cameron, Christopher
99 Keane, Joey (NYR)
00 Tucker, Tyler (STL)
00 Hadfield, Victor
01 Hill, Mathew
01 Allensen, Nathan ## (HM)
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99 Zhukov, Maksim – IMPORT #
00 Edmonds, Kai
01 Greaves, Calvin

GONE (Includes NHL drafted 98s)
98 Magwood, Zachary (OA – ELC NASH)
97 Lazarez, Leo
97 Luchuk, Aaron (ELC – OTT)
97 Fergus, TJ
98 Sokolov, D (Min)
00 Svechnikov, Andrei (CAR)
00 Douglas, Curtis TRADED
99 Landry, Kade TRADED


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HAMILTON - RETURNING
98 Burnell, Owen (OA)
99 Strome, Matthew (PHI)
99 Entwistle, MacKenzie (ARZ)
99 Garagan, Ben
99 Nurse, Isaac
99 Jackson, Zachary
00 Murray, Jake
00 Gravelle, Jake
00 Fleischer, Tim - IMPORT
01 Kaliyev, Arthur ** ###
01 Mutter, Navrin
02 Morrison, Logan
02 Young, Davis
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98 Gleason, Benjamin (OA)
99 Landry, Kade
01 Broberg, Philip – IMPORT
02 Renwick, Michael
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99 Donofrio, Nick

GONE (Includes NHL drafted 98s)
97 Lemke, Justin
97 Moore, Ryan
97 Walters, Connor
98 Fulcher, Kaden (OA – ELC DET.)
98 Saigeon, Brandon (OA - COL)

98 Studenic, M (NJ - IMPORT)
98 Mattinen, Nicolas (TOR)
98 Bitten, W (MTL)
98 Stillman, R (FLD)
98 Caamano, N (DAL)

99 Robert Thomas (St.L)
<> London GM Rob Simpson said. "when you have a good feeling on where players might play (NHL), you have to take that chance."
00 Roberts, Connor * TRADED
00 McCourt, Riley TRADED
01 McMichael, Connor TRADED
99 Webb, Reilly (Det) TRADED

98 Hanley, Jack (OA) TRADED
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KINGSTON - RETURNING
98 Field, Sam (OA)
98 Cranford, Ryan (OA)
98 Byrne, Mitchell (OA)
98 Hotchkiss, Matt (OA)

99 Derungs, Ian - IMPORT
99 Robertson, Jason (DAL)
99 Burnie, Tyler
99 Neumann, Brett
00 Pringle, Justin
00 Laureigh, Bryan
00 Larabie, Paul
01 Drewitt, Luke
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99 Paquette, Jacob (NASH)
99 Brahaney, Jakob
99 Ali, Conor
00 Gordon, Emmett
01 Brand, Evan
02 Murray, Jake
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99 Bonello, Brendan

GONE (Includes NHL drafted 98s)
97 Helvig (Car)
97 Murray, L
97 Nichols, T
99 Nyman, Linus * (IMPORT) RETURNING TO FINLAND
99 Rasanen, Eemeli (TOR – IMPORT) – SIGNED KHL
98 Pu, Cliff (BUFF)
98 Jones, Max (ANA)
98 Day, Sean (NYR)

99 Valardi, Gabe (LA) “I’m 99 per cent sure he’s an NHL player next year,” Rychel said. “That’s what made this deal possible. “Obviously, if he’s back next year, we never move him."
00 Popov, Sergey TRADED
00 Dunkley, Nathan * TRADED
01 Morgan, Cody TRADED


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As a result of the cyclical nature of the OHL, it presents each team – that carefully plans for it – a window of opportunity to win a championship every few years. If you take the time to carefully review each team as they project, you'll see that the Ice Dogs’ window of opportunity is 2019.

A simplistic way to determine a team’s window of opportunity is to look at the team’s demographics/talent:

2019 Championship Team: Good OAs (98s), team core built around several 99s (some NHL drafted) and a couple elite 00s.
2020 Championship Team: Good OAs (99s), team core built around several 00s (some NHL drafted) and a couple elite 01s.
2021 Championship Team: Good OAs (00s), team core built around several 01s (some NHL drafted) and a couple elite 02s.
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The analysis of each Eastern Conference team is based on the expected returning and departing players from the team rosters as of January 10, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: The ranking will obviously change significantly before the 2018-2019 season, as players expected to return - are now gone, players expected to be gone - are return, trades are completed, major signing are announced and IMPORT/OHL drafts conducted.

The teams who are most active or most successful during the off-season will significantly change the rankings. However, surveying the Eastern Conference next year, it should be an interesting off-season for the Ice Dogs!

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PART I – BOTTOM 3

North Bay: The Battalion loss several key players (F-McKenzie TRADED, D-Bruce, D-Saban, and D-Dineen TRADED), return a weak defensive core, have an uninspiring group of 99s and no returning NHL drafted talent. As a result, NB is likely to be at the bottom of the standings. On a positive note: They do have three excellent OAs returning (Burghardt, Brazzeau,Thilander) that North Bay can exchange for players/picks at the 2019 trade deadline – to begin a rebuild that needs to target the 2021 season.

Mississauga: When you combine, the loss of several key players (97 Fox, 97 Forget, 98 McLeod, 98 Moverare, 99 Tippett), only three returning 99s (R.McLeod*, C.Gaylor and R.Wells) and possible goaltending concerns - the immediate future does not look bright. On a positive note: The Steelheads have an elite #1 defenceman in N.Hague (98), an emerging OHL superstar (R. McLeod 99) and a goalie (J.Ingham 00) who can perhaps regain his rookie form - that they can rebuild a very young team around next year.
***However according the CHL/NHL agreement, OA Nic Hague (turns 20 on Dec.5, 2018) does not have to be returned to his OHL team – and is eligible to play professional hockey (AHL or ECHL).

Sudbury: The Wolves lose all or most of the following: Lajeunesse TRADED, Culina TRADED, Pezzetta TRADED, Rhodes, Blaisdell, Lipinov and Candela. This in combination with no notable 99s, a questionable defense and weak goaltending means - a bottom 3 finish is very likely! On a positive note: Sudbury have a lot of draft picks; And Levin (99), Nizhnikov (00), Z.Malik (00), P. Stratis (00), E.Serensits (00), B.Murray (01) are a collection of young players Sudbury can try to develop into elite players for 2019-2020.

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PART II – REST of the BOTTOM HALF

Barrie: The Colts decided to “go all in” with the impending loss of uber-talent A.Svechnikov and fellow country-man D. Sokolov! Barrie traded away a part of their future to acquire A.Luchuk and TJ.Fergus for a shot at an OHL title. So, unless Jacob Tortora (99) leaves Boston College and signs with Kitchener – Barrie has very few high draft picks over the next 5 years. Looking ahead, Barrie will have no choice but to trade away assets such as Jason Wilms (99), OA Chiodo and OA Magwood to kick-start a rebuild around future superstar Ryan Suzuki.

Hamilton: Making a run at OHL championship means a mass exodus of star power (Lemke, Moore, Studenic, Bitten, Stillman, Webb, Caamano, very likely R.Thomas and possibly Fulcher) along with two young stars (C.McMichael and C.Roberts). However, Hamilton still have a couple of valuable NHL drafted assets (99 Strome and 99 Entwistle) and two excellent OAs Saigeon and Gleason that they will need to trade in order to refill a depleted draft cupboard. With those four assets as trade chips, the Bulldogs’ rebuild shouldn’t take too long!
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PART III – TOP 5

Peterborough: The Petes will likely loss most of their high-end talent (e.g., Korostelev, Denoble, Black, Wells, Ang (TRADED), Paquette and Osmanski). However, they have a high scoring OA M.Timms and two very good 99s (Z.Gallant and C. Fraser) returning should they decide to become sellers to add players/picks to a young team. The Petes return nine 00s that features three future stars in P. Gogolev, S. Der-Arguchintsev and D. Chisholm – with that in mind 2020 will be their window of opportunity.

Oshawa: With their sights set on hosting the 2018 Memorial Cup, the Generals were being re-built to win this year (eleven 98s and 97s). So heading into next season, Oshawa returns only two really good 99s (J.Studnicka and K.Keyser) and one decent OA in D.Commisso as their veteran core players. However, looking further ahead, Oshawa has two high-end 00s (A.McShane and N.Serron) plus W.Ennis (00) and N.Gross (00), two very good 01 (N.Wong and M.Brewer) – and a lot of draft picks. So come January 2019, the Generals will have to decide whether to buy or rebuild around an impressive group of 00s and 01s for a legit shot at a 2020 championship.
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PART IV- TOP 3

Kingston: Despite Gilmore’s claim that they were targeting next year, Kingston decided to go all in this year instead! And that was great news for the Ice Dogs. Despite all the trades they made, Kingston still return a very good group of 99s (J.Robertson, L.Nyman, B.Neumann, J.Paquette, E.Rasanen). However, there is a HUGE RED FLAG hanging over Kingston. They lose J.Helvig, they traded away 3 outstanding young players (S. Popov 00, N. Dunkley 00 and C. Morgan 01) and between 2018 and 2028, they only have one 2nd and in the next 6 years - one 3rd. They have NO currency to add additional players to this returning roster – to be serious contenders! So with their draft picks and young talent depleted, Kingston really has very little choice but to sell their assets at the 2019 trade deadline or even sooner so they can recoup what they lost in acquiring departed players M.Jones, C.Pu, G.Valardi and S.Day.

Ottawa: The 67s return two NHL drafted 99s (S.Chmelevski, N.Hoefenmayer), but the core of their team is built around 12 player who are 00s or 01s - featuring three quality 00 defenseman (M.Rippon, C.Robertson, K.Bahl) and three quality forwards all in their draft year (K. Clark, M. Hoelscher, S. Bitten). Ottawa definitely have the draft picks to add quality players this year, but they are looking more and more like a team built to be even stronger the following year! A 2020 championship is very possible in Ottawa!

Niagara: Aside from newly acquired Sam Miletic, the Ice Dogs will lose no one of any significance - and they return all their core players who have been instrumental in this terrific season thus far. Niagara have some emerging OHL stars (Maksimov, Jones, Thomas, Tomasino, Constantinou and Dhillon) – ready to take another step forward together! Offensively, they could have three players amoung the top 10 or top 15 scorers in the OHL. Defensively, the Ice Dogs have been one of the stingiest teams in the OHL) – and that entire group will not only be another year older but they are ALL back! The Ice Dogs are the ONLY team in the EAST that can say that!

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YOU SHOULD HAVE HAND DELIVERED THIS TO JOEY BURKE BEFORE HE THREW ALL THOSE 2ND ROUND PICKS OUT THE WINDOW.
BURKE NEEDED TO SAVE THEM FOR NEXT YEAR AND ADD AS MANY HIGH END PLAYERS TO BOLSTER A PRETTY GOOD ROSTER ALREADY TO HAVE A CHANCE TO CAPTURE AN OHL CHAMPIONSHIP..
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