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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|