Top 10 OHL Defensemen

by Jason Menard
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Photo: Though the OHL has many talented defensemen, few if any bring the unique combination of size, skill, and skating that Dougie Hamilton (BOS) does. (Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

Over the past few years, the Ontario Hockey League has been well known for its ability to send talented forwards to the professional ranks. But their blue line-production prowess – possibly aided by playing against that proliferation of elite forwards – has been nothing to shake a stick at.

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Freddie Hamilton named OHL Player of the Week

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Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Freddie Hamilton of the Niagara IceDogs is the OHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 15 after recording six points in two games scoring three goals and three assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.

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2012 OHL Priority Selection mock draft

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Photo: Connor McDavid is the first pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection. (Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson/CHL Images)

The 2012 OHL Priority Selection will be held tomorrow, Saturday 7th, at 9am. The Erie Otters, who finished 10-52-3-3 will have the first pick. Below is a mock draft provided by International Scouting Services.

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NHL is number one goal for Andrey Pedan

by Alessandro Seren Rosso
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Photo: Defenseman Andrey Pedan has exploded offensively this season, managing 10 goals, 30 assists, and 152 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games. (Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Nineteen-year-old Andrey Pedan is among those Russians who preferred venturing in the Canadian junior leagues system, rather than going for the usual route for European players; playing junior hockey back home then signing a contract directly with their draft team several years later. "My agent Alexei Dementiev advised me to go and play in the OHL, and this is what I did as I completely trust him. I think it was a good decision, I already adapted to the small ice surface last year and this year I further improved my game", Pedan said in Russian.

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