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IceDogs Complete OHL Draft Weekend with 16 New Additions

For the first time, the OHL Priority Selection took place over two days – June 4th and 5th.

On Friday night, the IceDogs welcomed the first four newest additions to the prospect pool.

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65th Overall – Connor Haynes, Centreman

The 6’01, 187lb dual citizen (Canada/United States), last dressed with the Markham Majors of the GTHL. In 33 games, in 2019-20, Haynes scored 16 goals. He finished the season with 26 points.

“In a normal year I honestly believe Haynes doesn’t get out of the second round and the same goes for Wismer.” – General Manager Burke

85th Overall – Jax Wismer, Defenceman

Wismer, a 5’09 left defenceman, played the 2019-20 season with the York-Simcoe Express. An offensive defender, he collected 21 assists (24 points) in 35 games.

105th Overall – Cole Bishop, Left Wing

Bishop, a Tennessee native, played an abridged 2020-21 season with the Detroit Honeybaked 15s program alongside IceDogs 2nd round selection Juan Copeland. 

112nd Overall – Zachary Schulz, Defenceman

The 6’01 defenceman from Michigan played the 2019-20 season with the Detroit Honeybaked 15s with fellow 2021 picks by the IceDogs, Juan Copeland and Cole Bishop. In 17 games played last season, he had 6 goals, 8 points. Schulz wore the captain’s C last season with Honeybaked.

134th Overall – Giacomo Martino, Left Wing

Martino is a pure goal scorer who played the 2019-20 season with Vaughan Kings alongside IceDogs 3rd round select Andrew Wycisk. In 34 games last season, Martino had 22 goals (29 assists).

145th Overall – Anselmo Rego, Centre

Rego, a 170lb centre, played the 2019-20 season alongside IceDogs second-round selection Joey Costanzo with the Toronto Marlboros. The Woodbridge, ON native averaged over a point-per-game last season, with 32 points in 30 games. 

174th Overall – Matthew Lee, Centre

Local to Fort Erie, Lee brings strong offensive instincts and the ability to finish. In 29 games with the CIH Voyageurs U15 AAA, he had 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) 

185th Overall – Adamo Zingaro, Right Defence

In 30 games with the Mississauga Reps in 2019-20, the 6’04 defender from Toronto had 10 points. 

212th Overall – Alex Laurenza, Centre

The Woodbridge, ON native is described for having strong shot accuracy. Laurenza, the 5’09 centre, had 28 points (13G, 15A) in 32 games with the Jr. Canadiens in 2019-20. 

225th Overall – Christian Mitsis, Left Defence

A strong defender, Mitsis was tough to play against for the Toronto Red Wings in 2019-20. 

265th Overall – Matteo Porporino, Goaltender

Porporino most recently represented the Toronto Red Wings U16 AAA.

294th Overall – Dawson Lukey, Centre/Left Wing

“I believe 4 years from now people will look back at this draft as a franchise-changing weekend for the better, and people won’t believe the calibre of these players we got we were able to get them.” – General Manager Burke

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