Ty Nelson Announced As First Overall Pick For OHL Draft

Ty Nelson OHL

Ty Nelson will be the first overall pick in the 2020 OHL Draft – Photo by Tim Cornett/ OHL Images

The North Bay Battalion announced that defenceman Ty Nelson will be the first overall pick for Saturday’s OHL Draft.

Nelson led the Toronto Jr. Canadiens to a GTHL title, and topped all GTHL defenders in scoring with 32 points in 33 games, followed by 12 points in 11 playoff games. He also won a bronze medal with Canada at the Youth Ontario Winter Games in Switzerland.

“Ty was one of the leaders on his team this year and a big force behind their GTHL championship,” said OHL Director of Central Scouting Darrell Woodley in a league news release. “He never stops competing and is a bulldog on the ice. He also finishes all his checks which makes him very hard to play against. He is an offensive threat whenever he is on the ice, especially with the puck on his stick, and averaged over a point-per-game this season. He possesses a very good and accurate shot from the point and also finds lanes well to get the puck on net in order to either create rebounds or score. There isn’t much he doesn’t do well and he will be a very impactful player at the next level.”

It was anticipated at Adam Fantilli would be the first overall pick this season, however the young phenom recently committed to the USHL’s Chicago Steel for next season, opening the door for Nelson.

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