Prospect Ramblings: Scouting Notes on OHL Prospects

Peter Harling


Last week I had the chance to take a hockey road trip across Western Ontario to take in some games. The showcase games of course were the Canada Russia Series games during the OHL leg of the tournament. Between games I managed to to take advantage of geographical proximity of the GTA to watch several OHL league games and here are the players that stood out to me in each game.

Russia vs. OHL

Game three of the series was held in Kitchener, a great rink and atmosphere. Sitting with local Kitchener media they let me know that this was a regular occurrence as each game is a sell out, something I am not used to living in Kingston. But on to the players…

For Team OHL Guelph Storm goalie Nico Daws played a good game and was recently the OHL player of the week. Daws was passed over in the NHL Draft as he has been the backup in Guelph until this season as he has inherited the crease for the Storm. Daws is a hopeful for a shot to make the Canadian World Junior Team, but at 18-years-old he will have a much better shot next year if he can continue to trend in the direction he is going. Daws is a goalie you may want to keep an eye on if he is a over age draftee at the Montreal 2020 NHL Draft.

Speaking of the Draft, first time eligible prospects Jamie Drysdale, Quinton Byfield, and Cole Perfetti all looked like they belonged on this team and