Brady Stonehouse Selected 26th Overall In The OHL Draft By The Ottawa 67s
Stonehouse was the 26th overall pick in the draft.
A star for the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs minor midget ‘AAA’ team this season, Stonehouse finished 5th in Alliance Hockey regular season scoring with 54 points, including 22 goals in 32 games.
He followed that up with a dominant playoff performance, leading all scorers in the Alliance with 15 goals and 29 points in only 16 games, leading the Chiefs to an Alliance Championship.
“Even though he wasn’t the leading point producer or goal scorer during the regular season, Brady is the leader and driving force for his team,” OHL Central Scouting wrote in the draft preview. “He took his game to another level offensively in the playoffs, averaging two points a game and a goal a game.”
“He was a physical force every time he was on the ice and he creates time and space for his other linemates. He plays a very heavy and hard game that a lot of players at this age have a hard time matching. He drives the net very hard and tends to get under the opposition’s skin on a regular basis.”
Stonehouse, who played Major Bantam last season for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones, also skated in 3 games this season with the Junior B Komoka Kings, notching a pair of goals and 4-points.