For the first time in league history, the Ontario Hockey League held a draft lottery to determine the order of selection. 

The Erie Otters will have the 10 overall selection in the first round of the draft. The Sudbury Wolves were awarded the top overall selection. 

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to have the 10th overall selection in this year’s OHL Priority Selection.  When looking back on the history, there is a high level of talent drafted in the top 10.  Our organization is extremely proud to continue to add to our team’s core this June,” said Assistant General Manager, Scott Grieve.

The order was determined through a random number generator lottery. Each team had an equal opportunity to acquire the first overall selection. 

The 2021 OHL Priority Selection will mark a first for the league. The draft will be held over two days on June 4 and 5.

Round 1-3 will be held on Friday June 4. Rounds 4-16 will take place on Saturday, June 5.

The draft will start with the first 19 picks and then will follow a serpentine draft with the last pick of round one having the first selection in round two and then reverse back to the original order. 

The Otters have 11  picks in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection.

  • Erie 1st Round Pick (10th overall)
  • Sault Ste. Marie’s 2nd Round Pick *
  • Erie’s 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th *
  • Sarnia’s 13th Round Pick*

The Otters have selected third overall three times in the team's history. 

2000: D Brian Lee

2005: RW Anthony Peluso

2009: LW David Broll