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Rangers pick up goaltender in U18 draft

It's the third year for the OHL U18 Draft, as players from the Midget AAA level get another chance to hear their name
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The Kitchener Rangers have picked up a goaltender in the OHL U18 Draft.

They took Diego D'Alessandro with the 12th overall pick Wednesday evening.

D'Alessandro hails from Caledon, and played with the Don Mills Flyers Midget AAA program (GTHL) last season.

In the second round, the Rangers went after a left winger, taking Andrew Aboumossa.  He's an Ottawa native, who racked up 25 goals and 55 points in 44 games with the Rockland Nationals (HEOMAAA) this season.  He also put up 10 points in nine playoff games.

On top of that, Aboumossa played six games with the Rockland Nationals Junior "A" team (CCHL), getting two goals and two assists in that time.

And since they picked a goalie in the first round, the Rangers were allowed to make a third round selection, and they went to the other position not covered off in this draft, defense.

They picked Noah Prudhomme, who notched 22 points in 31 regular season games with his hometown Kingston Frontenacs midgets (ETAHL) this past season.  He went on to putting up seven points in 10 playoff games. 

Prudhomme also played five games --- three regular season, two playoffs --- with the Amherstview Jets (PJCHL).

But that's not all, as Kitchener native and Jr. Rangers left winger Adam Grein was taken in the second round, 35th overall, by the Oshawa Generals.

Grein registered 23 points in 34 games this season, and appeared in four games with the Kitchener Dutchmen (GOJHL).




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