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Priority Selection Brings 17 New Players To Rangers Organization

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Rangers Select Centerman Andrew Leblanc With First Round Pick

The Kitchener Rangers welcomed 17 new players to the organization with the completion of the 2020 OHL Priority Selection, presented by Real Canadian Superstore.

With their first-round pick, the Rangers selected centerman Andrew Leblanc of the Southern Tier Admirals 17th overall.

The native of Port Colborne, ON stands 5’11.5” and 165 lbs. In 31 regular season games during his 2019/20 campaign, Leblanc recorded 25 goals and 43 assists for 68 points. He also tallied 14 goals and 20 assists in an additional 13 playoff games.

“We feel that Andrew has elite hockey sense. He’s extremely skilled and we think that he’s going to be a great player for us,” said General Manager Mike McKenzie.

“Andrew shows a really nice blend of skill, some grit, and a strong work ethic as well.”

 

Review the complete list below for all of the players chosen during Saturday’s draft:

 Round (Pick)  Player  Position   Height   Weight Date of Birth   Team Hometown 
 1 (17th)  Andrew LeBlanc  [VIDEO]  Centre  5.11.05  165  June 3, 2004  Southern Tier Admirals Minor Midget AAA  Port Colborne, ON
 3 (42nd)  Jacob LeBlanc  [VIDEO] Defenceman  6.00  168  June 3, 2004  Southern Tier Admirals Minor Midget AAA  Port Colborne, ON
 3 (47th)  Trent Swick  [VIDEO]  Left Wing 6.04.75  185  April 25, 2004  Southern Tier Admirals Minor Midget AAA  Thorold, ON
 3 (53rd)  Jackson Parsons  [VIDEO]  Goaltender  5.11.5  185  November 23, 2004  Cornwall Colts Midget AAA  Embrun, ON
 4 (65th)  Cutter Gauthier  [VIDEO]  Left Wing  6.01  186  January 19, 2004  Detroit Compuware 16U  Northville, MI
 4 (67th)  George Fegaras  [VIDEO]  Defenceman  6.01  186  April 26, 2004  Richmond Hill Coyotes  Richmond Hill, ON
 6 (117th) Kai Dunits  Centre  5.09  140  June 26, 2004  Kemptville 73’s Midget AAA  Kanata, ON
 7 (137th)  Nathan Lewis  Right Wing  6.00  154  July 27, 2004   Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U15 / Midget  Chicago, IL
 8 (147th) Tucker Shedd  Defenceman  5.11.25  164  September 8, 2004  Detroit Compuware  Holt, MI
 9 (177th)  Marcus Vandenberg  Goaltender  5.10.25  148 April 25, 2004   Elgin Middlesex Chiefs Minor Midget AAA  Dorchester, ON
 10 (182nd)  Brett Henderson  Left Wing  5.10.75  163  January 6, 2004  Oakville Rangers Minor Midget AAA  Oakville, ON
 11 (217th)  Kenny Connors  Centre  5.11.75  185  March 10, 2003  Mount St. Charles 16U  Glen Mills, PA
 12 (232nd)  Devin Kaplan  Centre  6.01.75  189  January 10, 2004  North Jersey Avalanche 16U  Bridgewater, NJ
 12 (237th)  Corbin Roach  Right Wing  5.06.25  133  March 3, 2004   Quinte Red Devils Minor Midget AAA  Belleville, ON
 13 (257th)  Owen Mehlenbacher  Left Wing  6.01  165  January 26, 2004  Buffalo Jr Sabres  Fort Erie, ON
 14 (277th) Antonino Pugliese  Left Wing  5.07.75  162  April 9, 2004   Hamilton Huskies Minor Midget AAA  Hamilton, ON
 15 (297th)  Mick Thompson  Left Wing  5.03  115  March 1, 2004  North Jersey Avalanche 16U  Toronto, ON


 

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