The Last 12 Chatham-Kent OHL Draft Picks: Where Are They Now?

Here’s a look back at all of the Chatham-Kent hockey players drafted since the 2013-2014 OHL Draft. We’ll start with the most recent, and recap where the players have gone in the hockey world since.

1. 2019Deni Goure – Round 1, 10th Overall – Owen Sound Attack – Goure was the Alliance player of the Year in his draft year. He made the Attack out of camp and put in a strong rookie campaign scoring 25 points.

2. 2018Brett Brochu – Round 6, 114th Overall – London Knights – Brochu spent one season with the Junior C Dresden Kings, being named the PJHL Stobbs Division Rookie of the Year. This season, he was spectacular in net for the London Knights, stealing their starting role, setting a franchise record for wins by a rookie, winning back to back OHL Goaltender of the Month honours, being named OHL Rookie of the Month, and leading the league in goals against average.

3. 2018Craig Spence – Round 7, 128th Overall – Mississauga Steelheads – Spence started his first season after the draft playing for the GOJHL’s Chatham Maroons. At the end of the season he signed with the Steelheads, and made the team out of camp this season, but did not play a game. Instead, he had a solid campaign for the Junior A Georgetown Raiders of the OJHL.

4. 2018Brendan Mairs – Round 7, 134th Overall – London Knights – Mairs has spent the past two seasons since the draft playing for the Strathroy Rockets. This year, he led the GOJHL club in scoring by a landslide notching 27 goals and 56 points in 50 games.

5. 2017Grayson Ladd – Round 1, 13th Overall – Kitchener Rangers – Ladd made the Rangers out of camp but struggled to find a role on a deep team in his rookie campaign. He was subsequently traded to the Windsor Spitfires, where he has patrolled their blueline racking up over 150 OHL games so far.

6. 2016Grant Spence – Round 8, 147th Overall – Oshawa Generals – Spence spent a season in Major Midget, before playing for the GOJHL’s Chatham Maroons. He then moved on to the OJHL, where he just scored 40 points in 55 games. He’s hoping to take the University route.

7. 2015Kier Cumming – Round 15, 282nd Overall – Sudbury Wolves – Cumming has played 4 seasons of Junior C, three with the Blenheim Blades, and most recently with the Lakeshore Canadiens. He also went abroad and spent one season playing in Sweden.

8. 2014Joseph Raaymakers – Round 2, 37th Overall – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds – Raaymakers made the Greyhounds out of camp and played three seasons there before being traded to the London Knights, where he finished his close to 200 game OHL career. He attended multiple NHL camps and played a game in the ECHL. He’s currently backstopping St. Francis Xavier University in USports hockey.

9. 2014Brady Pataki, Round 4, 65th Overall – Sudbury Wolves – Pataki spent two seasons with the Wolves, and one with the London Knights before making the move to the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats. He is currently playing USports hockey for the University of Windsor.

10. 2014Levi Tetrault – Round 4, 73rd Overall – Guelph Storm – Tetrault played a season for the Chatham Maroons after the draft, earning call ups to the Storm. He then played two full seasons in the OHL with Guelph, before moving to Junior B, where he finished his career captaining the Leamington Flyers. Tetrault is currently an assistant coach for the Chatham Maroons.

11. 2014Brendan Harrogate, Round 7, 125th Overall – Mississauga Steelheads – Harrogate spent a season of Junior B with the LaSalle Vipers before playing 2.5 seasons with the Steelheads, before being traded to the Oshawa Generals. He played his final season of Junior in the BCHL with the Penticton Vees. Harrogate recently completed his first season of USports hockey with Western Unviversity.

12. 2014Nolan Gardiner – 11th Round, 203rd Overall – Ottawa 67s – Gardiner climbed the ladder playing Junior C for the Wheatley Sharks, and Junior B for the LaSalle Vipers, before spending two seasons in Major Junior, one with the Ottawa 67s, and one split between the 67s and the QMJHL. He finished his Junior campaign playing with the Chatham Maroons, and recently finished his first season playing USports hockey for the University of Windsor.

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