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Oshawa prepares for the future at Priority Selection

While the team was off in Mississauga hoping to pull off some wins on the road to the Memorial Cup, a number of young players were selected to be a part of the Oshawa Generals of the future.

The top player heading the Gens’ way in this year’s OHL Priority Selection is Mitchell Brewer, selected 15th overall, from the Halton Hills Hurricanes.

“Mitchell is a kid we have had our eyes on, we like his ability and skill set,” states Frank Evola, the team’s head scout, in a news release.

“He has a high hockey IQ, and he likes to jump in the play. He’s a 1st pass guy and really active and good on his feet. He is a player who can play all situations and we are really happy to have him as part of our organization.”

This season, the future Gens defender, who stands at five feet and 10 inches tall and weighs 189 pounds, was able to put up four goals and nine assists in 28 games played, along with 36 penalty minutes.

In the second round, at 38th overall, the Gens selected Nick Wong, a forward from the Mississauga Senators.

“We are really proud to have Nick with our organization, he can play both centre and wing. He is a very intelligent player and makes players around him better,” Evola states.

With the Senators, Wong put up an impressive 13 goals and 29 assists over 16 games.

In the following rounds, the Gens also picked up defender Eric Lalonde from the Grey Bruce Highlanders (fourth round, 75th overall), netminder Zachary Paputsakis from the Cumberland Grads (fifth round, 90th overall), left winger Adam Jeffrey from the Windsor AAA Zone (seventh round, 135th overall), left winger Cole Spencer from the Ajax/Pickering Raiders (eighth round, 155th overall), centre John Farinacci from the Shattuck-St. Mary’s 16U squad (ninth round, 17th overall), defender Eric McAndrew from the Mississauga Senators (10th round, 184th overall), centre Owen Lindmark from the Chicago Mission (10th round, 195th overall), right winger Tye McSorley from the Mississauga Reps (11th round, 215th overall), goalie Alex Aslanidis from the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (12th round, 235th overall), centre Danyk Drouin from the Ottawa Senators Midget team (13th round, 255th overall), left winger Lucas Thompson from the Hamilton Huskies (14th round, 275th overall) and forward Zach Russel from the Kitchener Jr. Rangers (15th round, 295th overall).

Those looking to see these future Gens will have their first chance April 23 and 24 at the Tribute Communities Centre for the team’s Orientation Camp.