With their Second Overall pick in this year’s OHL Priority Selection The Storm kept bloodlines alive by selecting Tag Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi has obviously become a very well-known and popular name in the Hockey World and the Royal City for that matter with both Tag’s Father Todd Bertuzzi playing for the Storm in the early 90’s and being a part of the 1994 team that would reach the finals. Todd would go on to have a lengthy NHL career, with famous stints in Vancouver and Detroit. Tag’s cousin Tyler Bertuzzi was a Storm standout during his tenure between 2011 and 2015, being a part of the 2014 J. Ross Robertson Cup Championship Team. Tyler now plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL, also being a part of the Detroit Red Wings Organization in the NHL.
In the Second Round, the Storm held the 22nd overall pick, and with it they selected Mason Primeau, another popular last name that fans at the Sleeman Centre will recognize. Primeau’s Father Wayne was a journeyman in the NHL playing for the Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning and lastly with the Toronto Maple Leafs for 59 games. Mason’s Uncle, Keith Primeau was also a household name in the NHL, playing for Detroit and Philadelphia for most of his career.
The Storm held three picks in the Third Round, and selected Mississauga’s Anthony Aguanno at #42. St-Thomas’ Mark Woolley at #54 and Dennis Golovatchev at #55.
The Storm did not have a 4th round pick but would resume in the fifth round. They selected 14 times throughout the Priority Selection, here’s the remainder of their picks :
|5||#82||Guelph Storm||Ty Jackson (C)|
|6||#102||Guelph Storm||Dylan Jackson (RW)|
|7||#122||Guelph Storm||Eric Ciccolini (F)|
|8||#142||Guelph Storm||Cole Brady (G)|
|9||#162||Guelph Storm||Clark Hiebert (D)|
|10||#196||Guelph Storm||Steven Grant (F)|
|11||#203||Guelph Storm||Nick Haas (G)|
|12||#222||Guelph Storm||Alton McDermott (RW)|
|13||#242||Guelph Storm||Ethan Eliopulos (D)|
|14||#262||Guelph Storm||Jonah Burley (RW)|