GUELPH, Ontario -- On Monday I looked at the top Russian prospects, both drafted and undrafted, skating in the third game of the Subway Super Series against the OHL Select team last Thursday. Tuesday we're moving on to an OHL roster with no shortage of top-end talent.
Most of the key names on the OHL team are already NHL property, but there were two undrafted prospects of note, including a youngster who will undoubtedly cause quite a stir at the draft in a few years' time.
Here's my scouting analysis for the eye-catching players on the OHL roster last Thursday.
F Brett Ritchie
Dallas Stars, Rd. 2, 2011/Niagara
Ritchie was a physical force and played with a purpose and a desire to make Team Canada's final World Junior roster. There is little denying he has the physical tools to play in Dallas, but he has not always played with the same enthusiasm. He certainly has confidence going for him, recently scoring nine goals in two games in O play. He has a very good combination of size and skill and was the best player on the ice Thursday. If Ritchie can bring his A-game every night, his level of impact could be very high.
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