The 2017 OHL Draft promises to be an intriguing one with tons of high end talent available, and one player prospect we're projecting to be a top five overall draft selection is Tag Bertuzzi (2001, Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U14), the son of a former NHL superstar Todd Bertuzzi. We'll go on the record right now and state Bertuzzi is a special player with gifts that are similar to his fathers at the age of 13.
The OHL Draft is all about potential, and no player bears this out more for us than Lugli (RD, Rebels), a big defenseman who could end up going as high as the fourth round in the selection process, in our opinion. Noah has jumped up over seventy points in our draft rankings since the start of the season, and for us he looks like just the kind of HUGE defenseman CHL teams take pride in developing, mentoring and eventually moving on to the NHL draft rankings front. And who knows, judging by his meteoric rise up the charts in the past three months nothing is now beyond the realm of possibility for this prospect, who is just now beginning to see the fruits of his labors bearing fulfillment!
In our opinion, Tortora (Don Mills, 5'4", 145, LW) made the right decision in choosing Boston College over the OHL, as that is where his skill sets will be best suited. Jacob's game is unique in one sense, he's always circling, hunting, circulating and building continuity of momentum whenever he is on the ice, and that specific skill set allows him to accept outlet passes better than any other player in the province of Ontario, and turn it into a next move, which is most often an offensive zone entry, and a scoring opportunity