Building off the excitement from Day 1 in the 2022 OHL draft, the Niagara IceDogs added some great depth to all positions with an additionally nine players.
Head Coach Jody Hall had this to say about the draft,
“I thought our draft went very well, we addressed some needs for our organization and added the depth we need. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our scouting staff. Overall today was a great day for the organization.”
Fourth Round 71st Overall – Andrew Vermeulen, Forward
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The 6’1 forward shoots left and weighs in at 179 pounds. Andrew played for the Niagara North Stars U16 AAA team during the 2021-22 season and had 14 goals and 18 assists in 22 games.
Sixth Round 121 Overall – Milo Tian, Forward
The 5’8 forward shoots left and weighs 159 pounds. Milo played for the Markham Majors U16 AAA team in the 2021-22 season, in 22 games he scored 9 goals and had 5 assists.
Seventh Round 127 Overall – Oscar Wu, Defenceman
The 5’9 defenceman shoots left and weighs 161 pounds. Oscar played for the North York Rangers U16 AAA team in the 2021-22 season, in 43 games he had 5 assists and 4 goals.
Eighth Round 147 Overall – Quishi Han, Forward
The 5’8 forward shoots right and weighs 148 pounds. Quishi played for the North York Rangers U16 AAA team in the 2021-22 season, in 42 games Quishi had 4 assists and 2 goals.
Ninth Round 167 Overall – Charlie Burns, Goaltender
The 6’1 goaltender catches right and weighs 165 pounds. Charlie played for the Soo Jr. Greyhounds U18 AAA team in the 2021-22 season, in 11 games played he had 2 shutouts.
Goaltending coach Jason Barron had this to say about Charlie Burns,
“Charlie is a goaltender that we are very excited about. Charlie is a big goaltender who moves well in the crease for his size. He has high-end athleticism & has an ability to come up with big, timely saves.”
Tenth Round 187 Overall – Braedon Vis, Defenceman
The 6’2 defenceman shoots left and weighs 175 pounds. Braedon played for the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves U16 AAA team in the 2021-22 season, in 25 games Braedon had 5 assists and 1 goal.
Eleventh Round 207 Overall – Matthew Little, Forward
The 5’11 forward shoots right and weighs 152 pounds. Matthew played for the Toronto Marlboros U16 AAA team in the 2021-22 season, in 35 games Matthew had 14 assists and 12 goals.
Twelfth Round 227 Overall – Luis Valencia, Forward
The 5’6 forward shoots right and weighs 180 pounds. Luis played for the North York Rangers U16 AAA team in the 2021-22 season, in 37 games he had 10 assists and 7 goals.
Fourteenth Round 267 Overall – Michael Yu, Forward
The 5’10 forward shoots left and weighs 183 pounds. Michael played for the North York Rangers U16 AAA team in the 2021-22 season, in 43 games Michael had 2 goals and 4 assists.
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