Barrie Colts center Zach Hall, a well-regarded prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft, has been added to Team OHL for its Subway Super Series game against Team Russia on Nov. 8 in Guelph, Ontario.
Hall, a 5-foot-10.5, 172-pound forward, is tied for fourth in the Ontario Hockey League with 22 points in 13 games. He earned a C rating in NHL Central Scouting's preliminary rankings of players to watch for this year's draft.
2012 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES SCHED
- Game 1: Nov. 5 at Blainville-Boisbriand, Que.
- Game 2: Nov. 7 at Val-d'Or, Que.
- Game 3: Nov. 8 at Guelph, Ont.
- Game 4: Nov. 12 at Sarnia, Ont.
- Game 5: Nov. 14 at Vancouver, B.C.
- Game 6: Nov. 15 at Victoria, B.C.
Also added to the team is Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid, a 15-year-old playing his first season in the Ontario Hockey League after receiving "exceptional player" status last season to enter the league a season early. He's the youngest player in the 10-year history of the Super Series to skate in the event, which is considered a showcase for players eligible to skate for Canada in the World Junior Championship.
He's certainly proving worthy of the decision, as he leads all first-year OHL players with 18 points in 15 games. In fact, after going without a point in his first game, he has at least a point in a league-best 14 straight. He has four multipoint games in that span.
McDavid, a 5-foot-11.25, 173-pound center, is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.
Hall and McDavid are replacing forwards Lucas Lessio of the Oshawa Generals and Brendan Gaunce of the Belleville Bulls, who are unable to play due to injury.
Team OHL also will play Team Russia on Nov. 12 in Sarnia, Ontario.
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TEAM OHL ROSTER
*- players participating in both games
^- injured and will not play
^^- injury replacement
*Jordan Binnington, Owen Sound (St. Louis); Malcolm Subban, Belleville (Boston)
Cody Ceci, Ottawa (Ottawa); Dylan DeMelo, Mississauga (San Jose); Matthew Finn, Guelph (Toronto); Slater Koekkoek, Peterborough (Tampa Bay); Ryan Murphy, Kitchener (Carolina); *Stuart Percy, Mississauga (Toronto)
^Brendan Gaunce, Belleville (Vancouver); Barclay Goodrow, Brampton (2013 draft eligible); *Tyler Graovac, Ottawa (Minnesota); ^^Zach Hall, Barrie (2013 draft eligible); Boone Jenner, Oshawa (Columbus); Scott Laughton, Oshawa (Philadelphia); *Josh Leivo, Sudbury (Toronto); ^Lucas Lessio, Oshawa (Phoenix); ^^Connor McDavid, Erie (2016 draft eligible); Zachery Mitchell, Guelph (2013 draft eligible); Sean Monahan, Ottawa (2013 draft eligible); *Matt Puempel, Kitchener (Ottawa); Brett Ritchie, Niagara (Dallas); *Ryan Strome, Niagara (N.Y. Islanders)
*Jordan Binnington, Owen Sound (St. Louis); Jake Paterson, Saginaw (Detroit)
Alex Basso, Sarnia (2013 draft eligible); Frank Corrado, Sudbury (Vancouver); Dougie Hamilton, Niagara (Boston); Scott Harrington, London (Pittsburgh); Adam Pelech, Erie (N.Y. Islanders); *Stuart Percy, Mississauga (Toronto)
Anthony Camara, Barrie (Boston); Daniel Catenacci, Owen Sound (Buffalo); Max Domi, London (2013 draft eligible); *Tyler Graovac, Ottawa (Minnesota); Seth Griffith, London (Boston); *Joshua Leivo, Sudbury (Toronto); *Matt Puempel, Kitchener (Ottawa); Ryan Rupert, London (Toronto); Kerby Rychel, Windsor (2013 draft eligible); Mark Scheifele, Barrie (Winnipeg); *Ryan Strome, Niagara (N.Y. Islanders); Tom Wilson, Plymouth (Washington)