Draft Order OHL: 2024 OHL Draft Results: Round 1: 1. Windsor Spitfires: Ethan Belchetz, LW, (2026), 2. Sarnia Sting: Alessandro Di Iorio, C, (2026), 3. Peterborough Petes: Colin Fitzgerald, C, (2026), 4. Niagara IceDogs: Braidy Wassilyn, C, (2026), 5. Barrie Colts: Parker Vaughan, RW, (2026), 6. Flint Firebirds: Cole Zurawski, RW, (2026), 7. Owen Sound Attack: Pierce Mbuyi, LW, (2026), 8. Kingston Frontenacs: Caleb Malhotra, C, (2026), 9. Guelph Storm: Alex McLean, C, (2026), 10. Erie Otters: Tyler Challenger, LW, (2026), 11. Ottawa 67's: Nathan Amidovski, C, (2026), 12. Sudbury Wolves: Luca Blonda, D, (2027), 13. Mississauga Steelheads: Adam Valentini, C, (2026), 14. Brantford Bulldogs: Aiden O'Donnell, C, (2026), 15. Kitchener Rangers: Evan Headrick, C, (2026), 16. North Bay Battalion: Ryder Carey, C, (2026), 17. Oshawa Generals: Brady Smith, RW, (2026), 18. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds: Ryder Cali, C, (2026), 19. Saginaw Spirit: Dimian Zhilkin, RW, (2027), 20. London Knights: Logan Hawery, C, (2026), 21. Ottawa 67's: Kohyn Eshkawkogan, D, (2027)


2024 OHL Draft Results



Round 1



The 2024 OHL Priority Selection is headlined by Ethan Belchetz. Find out which OHL franchise will benefit from Ethan Belchetz.



Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: May 13, 2024.


  1. Windsor Spitfires: Ethan Belchetz, LW, (2026) A+ Grade

    The 6-4 233 lb Ethan Belchetz had 46 goals, 38 assists, and 84 points as the Oakville Rangers AAA Under 16 Team that won the 2024 OHL Cup in 2023-2024. Ethan Belchetz models his game after former Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Rick Nach. He's going to the Windsor Spitfires the same OHL team that Wyatt Johnston and Shane Wright played on.


    Despite being only 16, Belchetz has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Ethan Belchetz described wanting to showcase leadership qualities in the OHL.


  2. Sarnia Sting: Alessandro Di Iorio, C, (2026) A Grade

    The 5-11 165 lb Alessandro Di Iorio had 20 goals, 12 assists, and 32 points with the Vaughan Kings AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. Alessandro Di Iorio described himself as a fast skater that likes to take control of the game with the puck.


    Despite being only 16, Alessandro Di Iorio has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the OHL. Alessandro Di Iorio will have two years to develop with the Sarnia Sting.



  3. Peterborough Petes: Colin Fitzgerald, C, (2026) A+ Grade

    The 6-2 178 lb Colin Fitzgerald had 39 goals, 25 assists, and 64 points in 35 games with the Peterborough Petes AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. Carson Cameron also had 1 goal, 4 assists, and 5 points in 6 games for Team Ontario during the 2023 Canada Games as this right shot defneseman has the traits of a two-way defenseman.


    Despite being only 16, Fitzgerald has the explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Colin Fitzgerald was ranked around 13 on most OHL draft boards because consensus thought he was going to the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL after being tendered, but the Peterborough Petes managed to keep Colin Fitzgerald in Canada.


  4. Niagara IceDogs: Braidy Wassilyn, C, (2026) A+ Grade

    The 6-1 195 lb Braidy Wassilyn is the team captain of the Markham Majors GTHL AAA Under 16 Team. Braidy Wassilyn had 35 goals, 23 assists, and 58 points in 25 games with the Markham Majors GTHL AAA Under 15 Team in 2022-2023. Braidy Wassilyn had 31 goals, 31 assists, and 62 points as the team captain of the Markham Majors GTHL AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024.


    Despite being only 16, Wassilyn has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Ryan Roobroeck and Braidy Wassilyn will be quite the one two punch at center in the OHL as this center tandem reminds me a lot of Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome on the Erie Otters back in the day.



  5. Barrie Colts: Parker Vaughan, RW, (2026) A+ Grade

    The 6-0 173 lb Parker Vaughan had 23 goals, 26 assists, and 49 points in 30 games with the Elgin-Middlesex Ali Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. This touted right winger models his game after Sidney Crosby and it is why he is the team captain of the Elgin-Middlesex Ali Under 16 Team.


    Despite being only 16, Vaughan has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Parker Vaughan can play on the power play or the penalty killing unit. He can play up by a goal or down by a goal when the game is on the line.


  6. Flint Firebirds: Cole Zurawski, RW, (2026) B+ Grade

    The 5-11 169 lb Cole Zurawski had 19 goals, 23 assists, and 42 points with the Mississauga Rebels GTHL AAA Under 16 Team. There were four players ahead of him on most OHL Draft rankings which is why the Flint Firebirds got a B+ grade here.



  7. Owen Sound Attack: Pierce Mbuyi, LW, (2026) B+ Grade

    The 5-10 145 lb Pierce Mbuyi had 29 goals, 30 assists, and 59 points in 35 games with the Toronto Marlboro's AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. Pierce Mbuyi is an unselfish player whose skills translate well to the OHL.


    Despite being only 16, Mbuyi has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, and slap shot accuracy to succeed in the OHL. His decision making, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ is effective enough to get the job done in the OHL. I'm not sure his traits translate to the NHL though and there were four players ahead of him on most consensus OHL boards which is why this is a B+ grade.


  8. Kingston Frontenacs: Caleb Malhotra, C, (2026) F Grade

    The 6-0 154 lb Caleb Malhotra is going to the Chilliwack Chiefs in the BCHL. The Kingston Frontenacs get an F grade for wasting this selection.



  9. Guelph Storm: Alex McLean, C, (2026) A+ Grade

    The 5-9 162 lb Alex McLean had 30 goals, 47 assists, and 77 points with the Barrie Colts OMHA AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. Only two players had higher grades than Alex McLean, but McLean had higher point totals than both of those players which is why I'm giving htis pick an A+ grade.


    Despite being only 16, McLean has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Alex McLean was an amazing value pick for the Guelph Storm at 9.


  10. Erie Otters: Tyler Challenger, LW, (2026) C- Grade

    The 6-1 192 lb Tyler Challenger has underwhelming production for an OHL prospect that ranked twenty ninth on most big boards making this arguably the biggest reach in the top 10 of the 2024 OHL Draft. The fact that his teammates respect him is the only reason Tyler Challeger got spared with a C- grade.



  11. Ottawa 67's: Nathan Amidovski, C, (2026) A Grade

    The 6-1 160 lb Nathan Amidovski had 40 goals, 29 assists, and 69 points in 35 games with the Barrie Colts AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. He was a second line center on that team behind Alex McLean.


    Despite being only 16, Amidovski has the explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the OHL. Ottawa can patiently develop him hoping he becomes the best version of himself.


  12. Sudbury Wolves: Luca Blonda, D, (2027) A+ Grade

    The 5-10 170 lb Luca Blonda had 13 goals, 28 assists, and 41 points with the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Under 15 Team in 2023-2024. Luca Blonda was the best defenseman in the 2024 OHL Draft.


    Despite being only 15, Blonda has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, hard hitting, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. He was an impact player for the Pittsburgh Penguins Under 15 Team at the UPMC Sports Complex in Cranberry, PA.



  13. Mississauga Steelheads: Adam Valentini, C, (2026) F Grade

    The 5-9 187 lb Adam Valentini is going to the Chicago Steel in the USHL. This is an F grade by the Mississauga Steelheads here.


  14. Brantford Bulldogs: Aiden O'Donnell, C, (2026) D Grade

    The Hamilton Bulldogs will be the Brantford Bulldogs for the next two years while the Hamlton Bulldogs stadium goes through renovations. This is not a permanent team change only a temporary one.


    The 6-0 164 lb Aiden O'Donnell got picked fourteenth overall. The Brantford Bulldogs reached here.



  15. Kitchener Rangers: Evan Headrick, C, (2026) D- Grade

    The 5-6 145 lb Evan Headrick was the fifty third best player available. You could have gotten this guy in the third round. His high compete level on a Oakville Rangers team that won the 2024 OHL Cup keeps this from being an F grade, but its a massive reach that warrants a D- grade.


  16. North Bay Battalion: Ryder Carey, C, (2026) C Grade

    The 6-0 174 lb Ryder Carey had 24 goals, 32 assists, and 56 points in 34 games with the Oakville Rangers AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. Ryder Carey beat out Evan Headrick for first line minutes on the Oakville Rangers as well. Ryder Carey was the thirty first best player on the board and someone the North Bay Battalion may have been able to get in the second round.



  17. Oshawa Generals: Brady Smith, RW, (2026) A+ Grade

    The 6-0 178 lb Brady Smith had 32 goals, 27 asssits, and 59 points in 33 games on the North York Rangers GTHL AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. Brady Smith was the best player on the board.


    Despite being only 16, Smith has the explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Brady Smith is arguably one of the two biggest steals in the 2024 OHL Draft.


  18. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds: Ryder Cali, C, (2026) C- Grade

    The 6-1 195 lb Ryder Cali only had 19 goals, 11 assists, and 30 points in 29 games with the Markham Majors GTHL AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. He's raw, but could end up being a solid player.



  19. Saginaw Spirit: Dimian Zhilkin, RW, (2027) B- Grade

    The 5-6 145 lb Dimian Zhilkin had 10 goals, 12 assists, and 32 points with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. Saginaw will get three years to develop him. The last time the Saginaw Spirit got three years to develop a player they took Michael Misa first overall in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection.


  20. London Knights: Logan Hawery, C, (2026) A+ Grade

    The 5-9 158 lb Logan Hawery had 27 goals, 28 assists, and 55 points in 31 games with the Barrie Colts OMHA AAA Under 16 Team in 2023-2024. Logan Hawery was the best player on the board at 20.


    Despite being only 16, Hawery has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Logan Hawery was the biggest steal in terms of value this late in the first round.



  21. Ottawa 67's: Kohyn Eshkawkogan, D, (2027) D Grade

    The Ottawa 67's reached for a defenseman to wrap up the first round of the 2023 OHL Draft. The 5-8 159 lb Kohyn Eshkawkogan was a player that ranked outside of the top 50 making this a major reach to wrap up the first round.













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