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Priority Selection Brings 17 New Players To Rangers Organization

First-round pick, the Rangers selected centerman Andrew Leblanc

Published 04/05/2020 | By Kw Now Local News - Kichener Rangers

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Rangers Select Centerman Andrew Leblanc First Round Pick
Rangers Select Centerman Andrew Leblanc First Round Pick

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

Related Links:
Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club Directory Page
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