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A Look At: OHL

Tuesday, 25.06.2013 / 7:43 PM / Home for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft
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A Look At: OHL

OHL HISTORY

The Ontario Hockey League, one of three bodies that form the Canadian Hockey League, was established in 1974 out of the Major Junior A Tier I division of the Ontario Hockey Association and became the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League.

Seeking more financial independence, the OMJHL separated itself from the OHA and became the Ontario Hockey League in 1980. The league accomplished that and rapidly expanded, adding a plethora of new franchises in Ontario before attracting teams in the USA.

In all, 20 teams currently comprise the OHL including three south of the border.

OHL ALUMNI

Few leagues rival the National Hockey League talent that the OHL has been able to deliver.

Current NHLers from the OHL include Steven Stamkos, Taylor Hall, Matt Duchene, Patrick Kane, Eric Staal, John Tavares, Nazem Kadri, Rick Nash, Joe Thornton, P.K. Subban, Corey Perry, Logan Couture and Alex Pietrangelo.

Current Flames' Brian McGrattan, Matt Stajan, TJ Brodie, Mark Cundari, Dennis Wideman and Joey MacDonald also graduated from the Ontario Hockey League.

Retired OHL alumni include Wayne Gretzky, Steve Yzerman, Ron Francis, Doug Gilmour, Brendan Shanahan,

OHL AT THE DRAFT

2012 - 48 (11 in first round)

2011 - 46 11 in first round)

2010 - 42 (9 in first round)

2009 - 45 (7 in first round)

2008 - 46 (11 in first round)

2007 - 35 (3 in first round)

2006 - 29 (6 in first round)

2005 - 43 (9 in first round)

FLAMES IN THE OHL

In recent years, the Calgary Flames haven't selected a player based in the Ontario Hockey League during his draft year. The last time the Flames opted for an OHL-trained player was in 2008 when the club selected Greg Nemisz in the first round and picked up current Calgary blueliner T.J. Brodie in the fourth.

2012

None

2011

None

2010

None

2009

None

2008

Greg Nemisz (1st round, 25th overall)

T.J. Brodie (4th round, 114th overall)

2007

Mickey Renaud (5th round, 143rd overall)

2014 FLAMES PICKS
SAM BENNETT
CENTRE - CGY
Round 1 - 4th Overall
MASON MCDONALD
GOALTENDER - CGY
Round 2 - 34th Overall
HUNTER SMITH
RIGHT WING - CGY
Round 2 - 54th Overall
BRANDON HICKEY
DEFENCE - CGY
Round 3 - 64th Overall
ADAM OLLAS-MATTSSON
DEFENCE - CGY
Round 6 - 175th Overall
AUSTIN CARROLL
LEFT WING - CGY
Round 7 - 184th Overall