For the third consecutive year a member of the Barrie Colts has been selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.  

Tanner Pearson was picked 30th overall by the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings Friday night at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The OHL’s third highest point-producer had a season to remember that was highlighted by a berth on the Canadian Junior Team that won bronze at the 2012 World Junior Championship.  He also played in the Subway Super Series and the CHL/NHL Home Hardware Top Prospect’s Game, and was named the Most-Improved Player while landing on the OHL’s second All-Star team.

Alexander Burmistrov was selected 8th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2010 NHL Draft, and one year later the Winnipeg Jets selected Mark Scheifele with the seventh overall selection.   

This is the first time in five years the Colts have not had two players selected in the draft.  Click here to see former Colts draft picks.

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