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- Created: Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:09
April 2019 update of the Top 10 Owen Sound Attack Prospects heading into the 2019-2020 season.
General Manager Dale DeGray and his staff will be continuing to work on the club’s second-round pick in 2018 Josh Barnes who headlines our Top 10 Attack prospects. Barnes was a top 15 talent in that draft but a commitment to Penn St. University kept him on the board longer. The Cornwall native is a gifted offensive player with high-level skill and goal-scoring ability.
2019 first-round selection Deni Goure, while not quite at the level of Barnes offensively, is similar with his quick stickhandling ability and great shot. Add in good size, strength on the puck, and a terrific work-ethic, and you have someone who should be able to find his way to a productive rookie season in the OHL.
Goure is a part of a strong 2019 draft that featured several players whom we were high on. The likes of Ethan Burroughs, San Sedley, Gibson Homer and Jack Guvenal were players we considered to be underrated commodities this year, and all of them make their way into the top 10. Third-round selection Kaleb Lawrence is one we aren’t yet sure about and were surprised with his high selection. He falls just short of the list but is certainly one to watch and capable of proving us wrong.
Likewise, Nathan Small, Brody Waters and Ryan Stansel were players from the 2018 draft that we liked considerably as well. All three enjoyed quality seasons and will push for roster spots. Waters in particular was off to a great start averaging over a point per game in his first Junior B season before an injury cut his season short to just 21 regular season games.
The aforementioned Homer is the lone goalie on the list, while Nic Chenard was another consideration. Both are 6’5” goalies who will push Andrew MacLean for the backup position behind Mack Guzda.
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