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Knights Nab High Scoring Winger Evangelista With First Round Pick

(Updated 5:28pm) The 2018 OHL “Priority Selection” began today at 9:00am. Three hundred selections, 15 rounds, and the Knights owning the 14th overall pick.

With the pick they selected Luke Evangelista from with Oakville Rangers minor midget AAA team. Nephew of Brendan Shanahan, Evangelista netted a gaudy 37 goals in 35 games. The 5’10”, 150 pound 16-year old has a nose for the net, and will fit in well with the Knights high octane style of offence.

The Knights have 16 picks in the 2018 Priority Selection:

Round 1 14th (14th Overall) Luke Evangelista, Oakville Rangers MMAAA, 5’10”, 150 pounds
Round 2 1st (21st Overall) Antonio Stranges, Detroit Little Caesars 16U, C/LW, 5’10”, 165 pounds
Round 2 3rd (23rd Overall) Sahil Panwar, Detroit HoneyBaked 16U, C, 5’11.5″, 177 pounds
Round 3 2nd (42nd Overall) Gerard Keane, Chicago Mission 16U, RD, 5’10.25″, 170 pounds
Round 3 13th (53rd Overall) Sean McGurn, Ottawa Senators MAAA, C, 5’9.25″, 150 pounds
Round 4 14th (74th Overall) Ben Roger, Quinte Red Devils MMAAA, RD, 5’11”, 128 pounds
Round 5 14th (94th Overall) Avery Winslow, Notre Dame Hounds MAAA, LD, 5’10”, 167 pounds
Round 6 14th (114th Overall) Brett Brochu, Chatham-Kent Cyclones, G, 5’7.5″, 131 pounds
Round 7 14th (134th Overall) Brendan Mairs, London Jr. Knights, RW, 5’11.5″, 164 pounds
Round 8 14th (154th Overall) Jacob Truscott, Detroit Little Caesars 15’S, LD, 5’11”, 144 pounds
Round 9 14th (174th Overall) Dane Dowiak, Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 16U, C/LW, 5’8.25″, 163 pounds
Round 10 14th (194th Overall) Dario Beljo, Sudbury Wolves MMAAA, C, 6’1″, 152 pounds
Round 11 14th (214th Overall) Grant Eastwood, Smiths Falls Bears MAAA, RW, 5’8.5″, 140 pounds
Round 12 14th (234th Overall) Chase Strychaluk, Oakville Rangers MMAAA, RW, 6’0.25″, 238 pounds
Round 13 14th (254th Overall) Owen Willis, Markham Majors MMAAA, G, 6’0.5″, 145 pounds
Round 14 No Pick
Round 15 14th (294th Overall) Vincent Labelle, Rockland Nationals MAA, C, 5’4″, 135 pounds

We will fill in the selections over the course of the day as they are made. (Editor’s Note: Finished at 5:30pm)

There are lots of ways for Londoners to participate.

You can head on down to the Bull and Barrel and participate in the official Draft party with the Knights and Mike Stubbs of 980 CFPL.

You can watch the Priority Selection from home right here on the official OHL site. Or just use their official Draft Tracker.

Or put Mike Stubbs in your Twitter timeline and follow along on your phone.

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