The Ontario Hockey League season is just around the corner and that means it’s time to rank the OHL’s draft eligible players for the 2014 National Hockey League Draft. As in the past, this list does not include players passed over in the previous NHL Draft and are re-entering the draft. It also does not include players drafted in the Canadian Hockey League’s Import Draft that have yet to play an OHL game – however, they will be included beginning with the monthly rankings for October.

But like most rules, there is an exception and that is goaltenders. Spencer Martin of the Mississauga Steelheads was the only OHL goaltender selected in the 2013 NHL draft for various reasons, most notably playing time, or the lack thereof for some of the goaltenders that were eligible. So for the first time here, we will rank all the goaltenders available (including those re-entering the draft) and will do so throughout the season.

Skaters                                            

20. Brandon Robinson – North Bay Battalion

Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’3

Weight: 200

2012 – 2013 season: 62GP -17G – 17A (Brampton, OHL)

D.O.B.: October 13, 1995

Hometown: Pickering, Ont

19. Brendan Perlini – Niagara Ice Dogs

Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’2

Weight: 182 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 59GP – 8G – 4A (Niagara, OHL)

D.O.B.: April 27, 1996

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

18. Jaden Lindo – Owen Sound Attack

Position: Right Wing

Shoots: Right

Height: 6’1

Weight: 194 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 63GP – 5G – 17A (Owen Sound, OHL)

D.O.B.: January 11, 1996

Hometown: Brampton, Ont

17. Brendan Lemieux – Barrie Colts

Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’

Weight: 194

2012 – 2013 season: 42GP – 6G – 8A (Barrie, OHL)

D.O.B.: March15, 1996

Hometown: Phoenix, AR

16. Robby Fabbri – Guelph Storm

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height: 5’10

Weight: 160 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 59GP – 10G – 23A (Guelph, OHL)

D.O.B.: January 22, 1996

Hometown: Mississauga, Ont

15. Aaron Haydon – Niagara Ice Dogs

Position: Defense

Shoots: Right

Height: 6’3

Weight: 185 lbs

2012 -2012 season: 42GP – 4G – 6A (Niagara, OHL)

D.O.B.: January 6, 1996

Hometown: Plymouth, MI

14. Spencer Watson – Kingston Frontenacs

Position: Right Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 157 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 63GP – 23G – 20A (Kingston, OHL)

D.O.B.: April 25, 1996

Hometown: London, Ont

13. Anthony DeAngelo – Sarnia Sting

Position: Defense

Shoots: Right

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 167 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 62GP – 9G – 49A (Sarnia, OHL)

D.O.B.: October 24, 1995

Hometown: Sewell, NJ

12. Josh Ho-Sang – Windsor Spitfires

Position: Right Wing

Shoots: Right

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 160 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 63GP – 14G – 30A (Windsor, OHL)

D.O.B.: January 22 1996

Hometown: Thornhill, Ont.

11. Mathew Mistele – Plymouth Whalers

Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 183

2012 – 2013 season: 68GP – 34G – 26A (Plymouth, OHL)

D.O.B.: October 17 1995

Hometown: Whitby, Ont.

10. Ryan MacInnis – Kitchener Rangers

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’3

Weight: 170

2012 – 2013 season: 51GP – 15G – 10A (U.S. National U17, USDP)

D.O.B.: February 14, 1996

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

9. Jared McCann – Soo Greyhounds

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’

Weight: 174 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 64GP – 21G – 23A (Soo Greyhounds, OHL)

D.O.B.: May 31, 1996

Hometown: London, Ont

8. Sam Bennett – Kingston Frontenacs

Position: Center

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’

Weight: 168 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 60GP – 22G – 18A (Kingston, OHL)

D.O.B.: June 20, 1996

Hometown: Holland Landing, Ont

7. Jacob Middleton – Ottawa 67’s

Position: Defense

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 194 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 29GP – 1G -5A (Ottawa, Owen Sound, OHL)

D.O.B.: January 2, 1996

Hometown: Stratford, Ont.

6. Michael Dal Colle – Oshawa Generals

Position: Center/Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 171 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 63GP – 15G – 33A (Oshawa, OHL)

D.O.B.: June 20, 1996

Hometown: Vaughan, Ont

5. Blake Clarke – North Bay Battalion

Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 190 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 68GP – 19G – 32A (Brampton, OHL)

D.O.B.: January 24, 1996

Hometown: Wildwood, MO

4. Nick Ritchie – Peterborough Petes

Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 218 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 41GP – 18G – 17A (Peterborough, OHL)

D.O.B.: December 5, 1995

Hometown: Orangeville, Ont

3. Nikolay Goldobin – Sarnia Sting

Position: Right Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 165 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 68GP – 30G – 38A (Sarnia, OHL)

D.O.B.: October 7, 1995

Hometown: Mockobckar, Russia

2. Roland McKeown – Kingston Frontenacs

Position: Defense

Shoots: Right

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 186 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 61GP – 7G – 22A (Kingston, OHL)

D.O.B.: January 20,1996

Hometown: Listowel, Ont

1. Aaron Ekblad – Barrie Colts

Position: Defense

Shoots: Right

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 213 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 54GP – 7G – 27A (Barrie, OHL)

D.O.B.: Feb 7, 1996

Hometown: Belle River, Ont

Goaltenders

7. Lucas Peressini – Kingston Frontenacs

Catches: Left

Height: 6’1

Weight: 160 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 26GP – 2.98 GAA - .899 Sv% (Newmarket, OJHL)

D.O.B.: September 3, 1995

Hometown: Nobleton, Ont

6. Matt Mancina – Guelph Storm

Catches: Left

Height:  6’1

Weight: 170 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 29GP – 2.77 GAA - .904 Sv% (Leamington, GOJHL)

D.O.B.: April 29, 1996

Hometown: Windsor, Ont

5. Devin Williams – Erie Otters

Catches: Left

Height: 5’11

Weight: 160 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 33GP – 4.64 GAA - .886 Sv% (Erie, OHL)

D.O.B.: October 30, 1995

Hometown: Windsor, Ont

4. Jordan DeKort – Windsor Spitfires

Catches: Left

Height: 6’5

Weight: 198 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 25GP – 4.34 GAA - .883 Sv% (Windsor, OHL)

D.O.B.: August 8, 1995

Hometown: Markham, Ont

3. Brent Moran – Niagara Ice Dogs

Catches: Left

Height: 6’3

Weight: 180 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 19GP – 4.26 GAA - .872 Sv% (Niagara, OHL)

D.O.B.: July 5, 1996

Hometown: Orleans, Ont

2. Charlie Graham – Belleville Bulls

Catches: Left

Height: 6’

Weight: 173 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 25 GP – 2.59 GAA - .922 Sv% (Belleville, OHL)

D.O.B.: June 30, 1995

Hometown: Toronto, Ont

1. Alex Nedeljkovic – Plymouth Whalers

Catches: Left

Height: 6’

Weight: 186 lbs

2012 – 2013 season: 26GP – 2.28 GAA - .923 Sv% (Plymouth, OHL)

D.O.B.: January 7, 1996

Hometown: Parma, OH