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Saginaw Spirit add 17 new faces to the organization in Priority Selection

SAGINAW SPIRIT WELCOME 17 NEW FACES TO THE ORGANIZATION IN PRIORITY SELECTION

 

SAGINAW, Mich. – On Saturday, the Saginaw Spirit made 17 picks in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection Draft to complete their 50-man roster. Listed below is the Spirit’s 17 draft selection.

PORCO

(Nicholas Porco of the Vaughn Kings Minor Midget AAA. Photo by Troy Shantz/OHL Images).

2017 Saginaw Spirit Draft Picks

1st Round (4th overall) – Nicholas Porco

GP-33   G-22    A-19   PTS-41

SCOUTING REPORT: Nicholas is a one of the best wingers in this
age group. He is explosive off the mark and has top-end speed that
many have trouble keeping up with. He uses his edges very well
and is hard to contain in the corners. Nicholas has a very good skill
set that allows him to create numerous chances each game. He is
not an overly physical player, but he won’t shy away from a battle
in the corner or in front of the net. Nicholas has all the tools to be
an impact player in the OHL.

 

Prueter

(Aidan Prueter of the London Jr. Knights at the 2017 OHL Cup. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

2nd Round (24th overall) – Aidan Prueter

GP-33   G-18    A-33   PTS-51

SCOUTING REPORT: Aidan does everything very well. He is a
good skater with a good skill set that allows him to make offensive
plays. He has a good shot with a quick release. He is a complete
player that plays a full 200-foot game and doesn’t take any short
cuts. Aidan plays in every situation and is effective on the power
play. His hockey sense is one of his biggest attributes. He rarely
makes a bad decision or is out of position. Aiden is the type of player
all coaches appreciate as he is never a liability on the ice.

 

Penman

(Duncan Penman of the Mississauga Rebels at the 2017 OHL Combine in Oshawa, ON on April 2, 2017. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

2nd Round (25th overall) – Duncan Penman

GP- 54   G- 7    A- 24   PTS- 31

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

Turcotte

(Alex Turcotte of the Chicago Mission 16U. Photo by Troy Shantz/OHL Images).

2nd Round (27th overall) – Alex Turcotte

GP- 20   G- 11    A- 24   PTS- 35

SCOUTING REPORT: Alex is a dynamic skater that has the ability
to beat most defenders off the rush as well as with quick, sharp
moves. He has good puck skills and does things with the puck
that you just aren’t expecting. He plays the game at top speed all
the time. Alex is a centre that does everything well. He makes his
teammates better, pays attention to details in all three zones, competes
very hard and isn’t afraid to go to the dirty areas for pucks.
His hockey sense separates him from a lot of other players.

 

Stepien

(Ryan Stepien of the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs at the 2017 OHL Combine in Oshawa, ON on April 2, 2017. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

3rd Round (41st overall) – Ryan Stepien

GP- 34    G- 27     A- 17    PTS- 44

SCOUTING REPORT: Ryan is one of the top prospects in the SCTA
this season. There aren’t many wingers that possess the skating
ability and skill set that he has. He is an explosive skater that hits
holes at full speed. His puck skills are very good and he can beat
defenders in numerous ways, either one-on-one or by slowing the
play down and finding the open player. He has good accurate shot
with a very quick release. He has a bulldog type of build which
makes it very hard to knock him off the puck.

 

BABER

(Camaryn Baber of the Soo Greyhounds Midgets at the 2017 OHL Cup. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

3rd Round (57th overall) – Camaryn Baber

GP- 32    G- 32    A- 30   PTS- 62

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

Kennedy

4th Round (64th overall) – Joe Kennedy

GP- 31     G- 5    A- 11   PTS- 16

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

ZABANEH

(Nicholas Zabaneh of the Toronto Marlboro Minor Midget AAA. Photo by Troy Shantz/OHL Images).

5th Round (84th overall) – Nicholas Zabaneh

GP- 78      G- 22   A- 41    PTS- 63

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

MILLMAN

7th Round (124th overall) – Mason Millman

GP- 33      G- 5   A- 14    PTS- 19

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

CYRUS

(Cyrus Martin of the Waterloo Wolves at the 2017 OHL Cup. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

8th Round (144th overall) – Cyrus Martin

GP- 18       W- 14       L- 3     GAA- 1.67

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

KHOKHLACHEV

 

9th Round (175th overall) – Timofey Khokhlachev

GP- 12    G- 3    A- 7     PTS- 10

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

COX

10th Round (184th overall) – Spencer Cox

GP- 15    G- 0    A- 4     PTS- 4

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

Crevier

10th Round (188th overall) – Stephane Crevier

GP- 26    G- 16    A- 18     PTS- 34

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

Bancroft

11th Round (204th overall) – Dalton Bancroft

GP-31     G-22     A- 24     PTS- 46

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

PALUCH

12th Round (224th overall) – David Paluch

GP- 72    G- 1    A- 28     PTS- 29

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

TAHK

14th Round (264th overall) – Carter Tahk

GP- N/A

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

Burn

15th Round (284th overall) – Jack Burnell

GP- N/A     G-     A-      PTS-

SCOUTING REPORT: N/A

 

For complete results of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection Draft, visit www.ontariohockeyleague.com/draft

 

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