Handful of Oshawa Generals off to NHL rookie camps next month
Published August 16, 2021 at 6:01 pm
Five Oshawa Generals will be at NHL rookie camps next month.
David Jesus (Arizona), Brett Harrison (Boston) Ty Tullio (Edmonton), Tye McSorley (Los Angeles), and Lleyton Moore (Toronto) will all have the opportunity to show off their hockey skills and IQ at the NHL level. Some of those players will get an extended invitation to the main camp as well.
Ty Tullio, a member of the NHL’s 2020 draft class, will finally get his chance to impress the Edmonton Oilers brass.
Tullio was drafted in the fifth round a year ago but has since been off the ice for much of the time due to Covid-19. Without an OHL season to impress the likes of Ken Holland and Dave Tippet, Tullio played a stint in Slovakia with Liptovsky Mikulas, scoring four goals and collecting nine assists. He also had the opportunity to join AHL affiliate Bakersfield Condors to practice and travel with the club.
Brett Harrison scored 21 goals during his rookie season in 2019-2020, the most by a 16-year-old since John Tavares scored 45 goals in his rookie season. Add in his 16 assists and the forward earned the attention of many NHL scouts, and the Dorchester, Ontario-born Harrison was selected in the third round by Boston in this year’s draft. Harrison will join the rest of the Bruins’ 2021 draft class at their 2021 rookie camp.
Following a successful rookie season with the Generals, David Jesus has been invited to the Arizona Coyotes rookie camp. Playing in 61 games in 2019-20, the 6’3 Toronto, native scored 11 points, including his first career OHL goal on September 29 against Kingston. During the extended off-season caused by the pandemic, Jesus joined teammate Tullio and now former teammate Allan McShane in Slovakia, where he played 20 games for Liptovsky Mikulas, scoring two goals and adding three assists.
Known as one of the tougher guys on the Generals roster, Tye McSorley finds himself looking to prove he also brings a gritty offensive upside to his game as well. With limited playing time during the 2019-2020 season, McSorley scored his first career OHL goal on October 5 against the Hamilton Bulldogs. On a deep roster, he found himself in and out of the lineup, only appearing in 36 games but his style of play did not go unnoticed as he earned an invite to the Los Angeles Kings’ rookie camp.
One of the fastest defencemen in the OHL, Lleyton Moore continues to turn heads as he works his way towards an NHL career. Moore has quickly become a staple on the Generals’ blueline, not only for his ability to keep the puck out of his net but also his ability to help put it in the other net as well. In 57 games in the 2019-2020 season, Moore scored six goals and added 22 assists from the back end, including two powerplay goals. The 2018 OHL first-rounder will be looking to impress the Toronto staff when he takes part in their rookie camp this September.
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