2016–17 OHL season

The 2016–17 OHL season was the 37th season of the Ontario Hockey League, in which twenty teams played 68 games each according to the regular season schedule, from September 21, 2016 to March 21, 2017. The playoffs began on March 23, 2017 and ended on May 12. The Erie Otters won the J. Ross Robertson Cup for the second time in franchise history, and the first time since 2002, as they defeated the Mississauga Steelheads in five games to represent the OHL at the 2017 Memorial Cup held at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario. The Windsor Spitfires also qualified for the tournament as the host team.

2016–17 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationPreseason
September 2016
Regular season
September 21, 2016 – March 21, 2017
Playoffs
March 23, 2017 – May 12, 2017
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, TVCogeco, Shaw TV
Finals championsErie Otters (2)
OHL seasons
2016–17 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2016 – March 2017
QMJHL
September 2016 – March 2017
WHL
September 2016 – March 2017
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV
Finals championsWindsor Spitfires

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: DIV = Division; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched conference title

Eastern conferenceEdit

Rank Team DIV GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA
1 z-Peterborough Petes East 68 42 21 2 3 89 239 221
2 y-Mississauga Steelheads Central 68 34 21 6 7 81 240 219
3 x-Oshawa Generals East 68 40 23 3 2 85 228 215
4 x-Kingston Frontenacs East 68 33 26 5 4 75 179 200
5 x-Hamilton Bulldogs East 68 33 27 4 4 74 238 225
6 x-Sudbury Wolves Central 68 27 34 7 0 61 207 263
7 x-Ottawa 67's East 68 26 34 7 1 60 221 271
8 x-Niagara IceDogs Central 68 23 35 6 4 56 207 274
9 North Bay Battalion Central 68 24 38 5 1 54 192 260
10 Barrie Colts Central 68 17 44 6 1 41 192 291

Western conferenceEdit

Rank Team DIV GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA
1 z-Erie Otters Midwest 68 50 15 2 1 103 319 182
2 y-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds West 68 48 16 3 1 100 287 208
3 x-Owen Sound Attack Midwest 68 49 15 2 2 102 297 177
4 x-London Knights Midwest 68 46 15 3 4 99 289 194
5 x-Windsor Spitfires West 68 41 19 5 3 90 232 185
6 x-Kitchener Rangers Midwest 68 36 27 3 2 77 244 251
7 x-Flint Firebirds West 68 32 28 3 5 72 229 242
8 x-Sarnia Sting West 68 31 30 6 1 69 257 277
9 Saginaw Spirit West 68 27 32 7 2 63 204 248
10 Guelph Storm Midwest 68 21 40 5 2 49 202 297

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Alex DeBrincat Erie Otters 63 65 62 127 49
Taylor Raddysh Erie Otters 58 42 67 109 37
Adam Mascherin Kitchener Rangers 65 35 65 100 20
Petrus Palmu Owen Sound Attack 62 40 58 98 34
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 64 45 51 96 10
Jordan Kyrou Sarnia Sting 66 30 64 94 36
Ryan Moore Flint Firebirds 68 39 51 90 57
Cliff Pu London Knights 63 35 51 86 36
Kole Sherwood Flint Firebirds 60 33 52 85 60
Kevin Hancock Owen Sound Attack 68 30 55 85 14

Leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SL GA SO Sv% GAA
Michael McNiven Owen Sound Attack 54 3184 41 9 2 2 122 6 0.915 2.30
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 51 2935 30 12 4 2 115 6 0.917 2.35
Troy Timpano Erie Otters 44 2559 36 8 0 0 101 4 0.901 2.37
Tyler Parsons London Knights 34 2000 23 6 2 3 79 4 0.925 2.37
Matthew Villalta Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 33 1795 25 3 0 0 72 1 0.918 2.41

PlayoffsEdit

Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
            
1 Erie 4
8 Sarnia 0
1 Erie 4
4 London 3
4 London 4
5 Windsor 3
1 Erie 4
Western conference
3 Owen Sound 2
2 Sault Ste. Marie 4
7 Flint 1
2 Sault Ste. Marie 2
3 Owen Sound 4
3 Owen Sound 4
6 Kitchener 1
W1 Erie 4
E2 Mississauga 1
1 Peterborough 4
8 Niagara 0
1 Peterborough 4
4 Kingston 0
4 Kingston 4
5 Hamilton 3
1 Peterborough 0
Eastern conference
2 Mississauga 4
2 Mississauga 4
7 Ottawa 2
2 Mississauga 4
3 Oshawa 1
3 Oshawa 4
6 Sudbury 2

Conference quarterfinalsEdit

Eastern conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Peterborough Petes vs. (8) Niagara IceDogsEdit
Peterborough wins series 4 – 0


(2) Mississauga Steelheads vs. (7) Ottawa 67'sEdit
Mississauga wins series 4 – 2


(3) Oshawa Generals vs. (6) Sudbury WolvesEdit
Oshawa wins series 4 – 2


(4) Kingston Frontenacs vs. (5) Hamilton BulldogsEdit
Kingston wins series 4 – 3


Western conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Erie Otters vs. (8) Sarnia StingEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 0


(2) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (7) Flint FirebirdsEdit
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 1


(3) Owen Sound Attack vs. (6) Kitchener RangersEdit
Owen Sound wins series 4 – 1


(4) London Knights vs. (5) Windsor SpitfiresEdit
London wins series 4 – 3


Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Peterborough Petes vs. (4) Kingston FrontenacsEdit
Peterborough wins series 4 – 0


(2) Mississauga Steelheads vs. (3) Oshawa GeneralsEdit
Mississauga wins series 4 – 1


Western conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Erie Otters vs. (4) London KnightsEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 3


(2) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (3) Owen Sound AttackEdit
Owen Sound wins series 4 – 2


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern conference finalsEdit

(1) Peterborough Petes vs. (2) Mississauga SteelheadsEdit
Mississauga wins series 4 – 0


Western conference finalsEdit

(1) Erie Otters vs. (3) Owen Sound AttackEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 2


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

(W1) Erie Otters vs. (E2) Mississauga SteelheadsEdit

Erie wins series 4 – 1


J. Ross Robertson Cup Champions RosterEdit

2016-17 Erie Otters[1]
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres

Playoff scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Alex DeBrincat Erie Otters 22 13 25 38 10
Dylan Strome Erie Otters 22 14 20 34 14
Anthony Cirelli Erie Otters 22 15 16 31 4
Taylor Raddysh Erie Otters 22 12 19 31 18
Michael McLeod Mississauga Steelheads 20 11 16 27 19
Warren Foegele Erie Otters 22 13 13 26 25
Spencer Watson Mississauga Steelheads 20 15 10 25 14
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 17 8 15 23 10
Darren Raddysh Erie Otters 22 8 14 22 14
Petrus Palmu Owen Sound Attack 17 13 8 21 6

Playoff leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Joseph Raaymakers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 10 554 5 4 18 0 0.942 1.95
Matthew Mancina Mississauga Steelheads 14 867 9 5 33 2 0.918 2.28
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 7 436 3 4 18 0 0.917 2.48
Dylan Wells Peterborough Petes 12 764 8 4 32 0 0.930 2.51
Jacob Ingham Mississauga Steelheads 6 358 4 2 16 0 0.876 2.68

AwardsEdit

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Erie Otters
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Erie Otters
Bobby Orr Trophy: Mississauga Steelheads
Wayne Gretzky Trophy: Erie Otters
Emms Trophy: Mississauga Steelheads
Leyden Trophy: Peterborough Petes
Holody Trophy: Erie Otters
Bumbacco Trophy: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Red Tilson Trophy: Alex DeBrincat, Erie Otters
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Alex DeBrincat, Erie Otters
Matt Leyden Trophy: Ryan McGill, Owen Sound Attack
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Alex DeBrincat, Erie Otters
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Darren Raddysh, Erie Otters
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Michael McNiven, Owen Sound Attack
Jack Ferguson Award: Ryan Suzuki, Barrie Colts
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Michael McNiven & Emanuel Vella, Owen Sound Attack
Emms Family Award: Ryan Merkley, Guelph Storm
F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy: Matthew Villalta, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy: Garrett McFadden, Guelph Storm
William Hanley Trophy: Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound Attack
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Darren Raddysh, Erie Otters
Bobby Smith Trophy: Sasha Chmelevski, Ottawa 67's
Roger Neilson Memorial Award: Stephen Gibson, Mississauga Steelheads
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award: Quinn Hanna, Guelph Storm
Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy: Alex Peters, Flint Firebirds
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy: Mike Petizian, Mississauga Reps
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award: Warren Foegele, Erie Otters

All-Star teamsEdit

The OHL All-Star Teams were selected by the OHL's General Managers.

First teamEdit

Second teamEdit

Third teamEdit

2017 OHL Priority SelectionEdit

On April 8, 2017, the OHL conducted the 2017 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. The Barrie Colts held the first overall pick in the draft, and selected Ryan Suzuki from the London Jr. Knights of the MHAO. Suzuki was awarded the Jack Ferguson Award, awarded to the top pick in the draft.

Below are the players who were selected in the first round of the 2017 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. [2]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
1 Ryan Suzuki (C)   Canada Barrie Colts London, Ontario London Jr. Knights (MHAO)
2 Tag Bertuzzi (C)   Canada Guelph Storm Birmingham, Michigan Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 16U (HPHL)
3 Brandon Coe (RW)   Canada North Bay Battalion Ajax, Ontario Toronto Nationals (GTHL)
4 Nicholas Porco (LW)   Canada Saginaw Spirit Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Vaughan Kings (GTHL)
5 Philip Tomasino (C)   Canada Niagara IceDogs Mississauga, Ontario Mississauga Rebels (GTHL)
6 Graeme Clarke (RW)   Canada Ottawa 67's Ottawa, Ontario Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
7 Blake Murray (C)   Canada Sudbury Wolves Uxbridge, Ontario Whitby Wildcats (OMHA-EHL)
8 Jack Hughes (C)   United States Mississauga Steelheads Orlando, Florida Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
9 Jamieson Rees (C)   Canada Sarnia Sting Woodbridge, Ontario Mississauga Reps (GTHL)
10 Ethan Keppen (LW)   Canada Flint Firebirds Whitby, Ontario Toronto Nationals (GTHL)
11 Connor McMichael (C)   Canada Hamilton Bulldogs Ajax, Ontario Ajax-Pickering Raiders (OMHA-EHL)
12 Cody Morgan (C)   Canada Kingston Frontenacs Richmond Hill, Ontario Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
13 Grayson Ladd (D)   Canada Kitchener Rangers Dresden, Ontario Chatham-Kent Cyclones (MHAO)
14 Thomas Harley (D)   United States Mississauga Steelheads Syracuse, New York Vaughan Kings (GTHL)
15 Mitchell Brewer (D)   Canada Oshawa Generals Waterdown, Ontario Halton Hills Hurricanes (OMHA-SCTA)
16 Nick Robertson (C)   United States Peterborough Petes Northville, Michigan Toronto Red Wings (GTHL)
17 Nathan Staios (RW)  /  Canada/USA Windsor Spitfires Oakville, Ontario Vaughan Kings (GTHL)
18 Lucas Rowe (C)   Canada London Knights Etobicoke, Ontario Mississauga Reps (GTHL)
19 Hayden Fowler (C)   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kingston, Ontario Kingston Jr. Frontenacs (OMHA-EHL)
20 Mitchell Russell (C)   Canada Owen Sound Attack Barrie, Ontario Barrie Jr. Colts (OMHA-EHL)
21 Emmett Sproule (C)   Canada Erie Otters Nottawa, Ontario Grey-Bruce Highlanders (OMHA-SCTA)

2017 NHL Entry DraftEdit

On June 23-24, 2017, the National Hockey League conducted the 2017 NHL Entry Draft held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In total, 42 players from the Ontario Hockey League were selected in the draft. Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads was the first player from the OHL to be selected, as he was taken with the tenth overall pick by the Florida Panthers.

Below are the players selected from OHL teams at the NHL Entry Draft. [3]

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team Hometown OHL Team
1 10 Owen Tippett (RW)   Canada Florida Panthers Peterborough, Ontario Mississauga Steelheads
1 11 Gabriel Vilardi (C)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Kingston, Ontario Windsor Spitfires
1 13 Nick Suzuki (C)   Canada Vegas Golden Knights London, Ontario Owen Sound Attack
1 20 Robert Thomas (C)   Canada St. Louis Blues Aurora, Ontario London Knights
1 27 Morgan Frost (C)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Aurora, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2 32 Conor Timmins (D)   Canada Colorado Avalanche Thorold, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2 34 Nicolas Hague (D)   Canada Vegas Golden Knights Kitchener, Ontario Mississauga Steelheads
2 35 Isaac Ratcliffe (LW)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers London, Ontario Guelph Storm
2 39 Jason Robertson (RW)   United States Dallas Stars Northville, Michigan Kingston Frontenacs
2 47 Alex Formenton (LW)   Canada Ottawa Senators King City, Ontario London Knights
2 53 Jack Studnicka (C)   Canada Boston Bruins Tecumseh, Ontario Oshawa Generals
2 55 Jonah Gadjovich (LW)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Whitby, Ontario Owen Sound Attack
2 59 Eemeli Rasanen (D)   Finland Toronto Maple Leafs Joensuu, Finland Kingston Frontenacs
3 64 Michael DiPietro (G)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Amherstburg, Ontario Windsor Spitfires
3 69 MacKenzie Entwistle (RW)   Canada Arizona Coyotes Georgetown, Ontario Hamilton Bulldogs
3 72 Matthew Villalta (G)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Godfrey, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
3 75 Nate Schnarr (C)   Canada Arizona Coyotes Waterloo, Ontario Guelph Storm
3 83 Zach Gallant (C)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Oakville, Ontario Peterborough Petes
3 84 Dmitri Samorukov (D)   Russia Edmonton Oilers Volgograd, Russia Guelph Storm
3 85 Ivan Lodnia (RW)   United States Minnesota Wild Novi, Michigan Erie Otters
4 101 Liam Hawel (C)   Canada Dallas Stars Arnprior, Ontario Guelph Storm
4 106 Matthew Strome (LW)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Mississauga, Ontario Hamilton Bulldogs
4 107 Maksim Sushko (RW)   Belarus Philadelphia Flyers Brest, Belarus Owen Sound Attack
4 108 Noel Hoefenmayer (D)   Canada Arizona Coyotes North York, Ontario Ottawa 67's
4 109 Adam Ruzicka (C)   Slovakia Calgary Flames Bratislava, Slovakia Sarnia Sting
4 118 Markus Phillips (D)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Toronto, Ontario Owen Sound Attack
4 123 Brandon Crawley (D)   United States New York Rangers Glen Rock, New Jersey London Knights
5 131 Cole Fraser (D)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Beckwith, Ontario Peterborough Petes
5 138 Drake Rymsha (C)   United States Los Angeles Kings Huntington Woods, Michigan Sarnia Sting
5 141 Fedor Gordeev (D)   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto, Ontario Flint Firebirds
5 143 Marian Studenic (RW)   Slovakia New Jersey Devils Holíč, Slovakia Hamilton Bulldogs
5 146 Kirill Maksimov (RW)   Russia Edmonton Oilers Moscow, Russia Niagara IceDogs
5 147 Jacob Golden (D)   Canada Minnesota Wild Toronto, Ontario London Knights
6 164 Reilly Webb (D)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Stoney Creek, Ontario Hamilton Bulldogs
6 172 Ryan McGregor (LW)   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Burlington, Ontario Sarnia Sting
6 175 Trenton Bourque (D)   Canada St. Louis Blues Burlington, Ontario Owen Sound Attack
6 181 Petrus Palmu (RW)   Finland Vancouver Canucks Joensuu, Finland Owen Sound Attack
6 185 Sasha Chmelevski (C)   United States San Jose Sharks Northville, Michigan Ottawa 67's
7 188 Matt Brassard (D)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Barrie, Ontario Oshawa Generals
7 189 Ben Jones (C)   Canada Vegas Golden Knights Waterloo, Ontario Niagara IceDogs
7 193 Brady Gilmour (C)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Grafton, Ontario Saginaw Spirit
7 216 Jacob Paquette (D)   Canada Nashville Predators Ottawa, Ontario Kingston Frontenacs

2017 CHL Import DraftEdit

On June 28, 2017, the Canadian Hockey League conducted the 2017 CHL Import Draft, in which teams in all three CHL leagues participate in. The Barrie Colts held the first pick in the draft by a team in the OHL, and selected Andrei Svechnikov from Russia with their selection.

Below are the players who were selected in the first round by Ontario Hockey League teams in the 2017 CHL Import Draft. [4]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Last Team
1 Andrei Svechnikov (RW)   Russia Barrie Colts Barnaul, Russia Muskegon Lumberjacks
4 Alexei Toropchenko (RW)   Russia Guelph Storm Balashikha, Russia Balashikha HC MVD
7 Filip Chytil (C)   Czech Republic North Bay Battalion Zlin, Czech Republic Zlin PSG
10 Martin Necas (C)   Czech Republic Saginaw Spirit Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic Brno Kometa HC
13 Timothy Liljegren (D)   Sweden Mississauga Steelheads Kristianstad, Sweden Rogle BK
16 Nikita Okhotyuk (D)   Russia Ottawa 67's Chelyabinsk, Russia Chelyabinsk Belye Medvedi
19 Zack Malik (D)   Czech Republic Sudbury Wolves Brno, Czech Republic Vitkovice Ostrave Jr.
22 Hugo Leufvenius (C)   Sweden Sarnia Sting Stockholm, Sweden Linkoping HC Jr.
25 Nikita Alexandrov (D)   Russia Flint Firebirds Kurgan, Russia Balashikha HC MVD
28 Joni Ikonen (C)   Finland Hamilton Bulldogs Espoo, Finland Vastra Frolunda HC Jr.
31 No selection made Kingston Frontenacs
34 Adam Liska (C/LW)   Slovakia Kitchener Rangers Bratislava, Slovakia Orange HK 20
37 Albert Michnac (LW)   Czech Republic Mississauga Steelheads Prague, Czech Republic Guelph Storm
40 Nico Gross (D)   Switzerland Oshawa Generals Pontresina, Switzerland Zug EV Jr.
43 Gleb Babintsev (D)   Russia Peterborough Petes Moscow, Russia Magnitogorsk Metallurg U17
46 Kirill Kozhevnikov (C)   Russia Windsor Spitfires Yugra, Russia Khanty-Mansiysk Mamonty
49 Jesper Bratt (RW)   Sweden London Knights Stockholm, Sweden AIK IF
52 Rasmus Sandin (D)   Sweden Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Uppsala, Sweden Brynas IF Jr.
55 Vasili Filyayev (C)   Belarus Owen Sound Attack Zhlobin, Belarus Team Belarus U17
57 Stephane Patry (LW)   Switzerland Erie Otters Geneve, Switzerland Geneve-Servette Jr.

ReferencesEdit