Ladd, who captained the Chatham-Kent Cyclones Minor Midget ‘AAA’ team this season was the Rangers first round pick, 13th overall in this year’s OHL Priority Selection Draft.
“Grayson was a young man that we coveted pretty highly in the Priority Selection, and to have him officially commit to the team today, we’re very excited, Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie said in a team news release.
Ladd, a 6’2” defenseman recently suited up for Team Alliance at the OHL Gold Cup, and also made a positive impression on Rangers’ staff at their spring training camp.
“We were impressed with Grayson’s showing, both at our Spring Camp and at the OHL Gold Cup, and are looking forward to what’s to come as we welcome he and his family into our Rangers’ family,” continued McKenzie.
The grade 10 Chatham-Kent Secondary School student was the highest ever player drafted while playing for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones.