Certainly there were people in Iroquois keeping an eye on the Ontario Hockey League’s Priority Selection, on Saturday, April 11, all eagerly awaiting to hear the name of Brady Gilmour announced.
And it was the Saginaw Spirit who ended the suspense when they selected 15-year-old Gilmour sixth overall.
Gilmour who turned 16 this past Saturday, April 18 is the son of Troy and Shannon Gilmour. His uncle and aunt Les and Anita Gilmour live in Iroquois, and his grandmother, originally from Iroquois, is now living in Smiths Falls.
This past season, Gilmour played for the Quinte Red Devils minor midget AAA. A 5’9” centreman and the Red Devil’s team captain, he led the Quinte team with 61 points in the 36 game regular season.
He also played for the Ontario Gold Medal winning team at the 2015 Canada Winter games in Prince George, B.C.
The Red Devils had some big successes at the 15 round draft with another 10 players being chosen.
A total of 302 players were selected from 90 teams across Ontario and parts of the United States.
From the Ontario East Minor Hockey League, 27 players were selected from six teams including 10 from the OEMHL Champion Ottawa Valley Titans and nine from the league finalists Ottawa Jr. 67s.
Locally, right winger, Konnor MacCormick of Ingleside was selected in Round 14 by Barrie.