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OJDL PLAYERS OF INTEREST: WATSON OFF TO QUICK START WITH COLLINGWOOD

Date:  Source: Ontario Junior A Hockey League

Players of Interest is a weekly feature highlighting some of the fine young prospects in the OJHL's Ontario Junior Development League during the 2019 season.

Kylar Watson, Collngwood Colts

Watson began his OJDL season with a bang, scoring twice and assisting three times in Collingwood’s 8-4 win over Georgetown 1. The 16-year-old followed that two days later with two goals and two assists in a 6-3 win over the Toronto Patriots.

Watson’s nine points are tops in the 10-team OJDL.

The Colts franchise moved to Collingwood from Kingston during the off-season.

BIO – KYLAR WATSON

Born Aug. 20, 2002 in Penetang ON

Shoots: L

Position: Right wing

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 150 lbs

Drafted in the 11th round (212th overall) by the Niagara Ice Dogs in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection draft. 

2018-19 – The North Central Predators AAA product played in the PJHL, first with the Midland Flyers before a mid-season trade to the Alliston Hornets. He accumulated 16 goals and 12 assists in 40 regular-season games, then two goals and three assists in 14 games in the playoffs. 

NOTES

Collingwood’s OJHL Associate Coach Nick Ricca said:

“Kylar is quick and effective when controlling the puck. He has a good vision of the ice and ability to anticipate the game.” 

“He can see when his teammates are in a good position and can feed them the puck for great scoring opportunities.” 

“Besides being a playmaker, Kylar also has great ability to position himself in the offensive zone to find the back of the net.”

 

More OJDL Players of Interest:

• Ethan Robertson had a shutout in first OJDL game, a 20-save performance for his Cobourg East team.

• Wesley Perusini had two goals and an assist to lead Burlington to a 5-1 win over Brampton Sunday.

 

Check out the complete league schedule here:

2019 OJDL schedule