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The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) is proud to announce that there are more Ontario-born players competing in the NHL, AHL, NCAA and CHL this season who played in the OMHA than any other minor hockey organization. Research was conducted by evaluating current rosters of teams in the NHL, AHL, NCAA and CHL and cross-referencing their birthplace with their minor hockey playing career. Some players shared their minor hockey careers between the OMHA and either ALLIANCE Hockey, Greater Toronto Hockey League and/or Ottawa District Hockey Association. Those players are noted in the research.
NHL Players Summary – 203 total players
Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) 65 players (32%)
ALLIANCE Hockey (MHAO) 46 players (23%)
Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) 45 players (22%)
Ottawa District Hockey Association (ODHA) 26 players (13%)
Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) 11 players (5%)
Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) 10 players (5%)
95/203 (47%) – NHL Players played in at least one season in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association
NHL Prospects Summary – 182 total players
Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) 74 players (41%)
Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) 48 players (26%)
ALLIANCE Hockey (MHAO) 36 players (20%)
Ottawa District Hockey Association (ODHA) 15 players (8%)
Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) 5 players (3%)
Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) 4 players (2%)
89/182 (48%) – NHL Prospect Players played in at least one season in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association
Click the link to see a list of current NHL Players from Ontario.
About the Ontario Minor Hockey Association
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association, founded in 1935, is the largest minor hockey association in the world and oversees a
participant base of 300,000 consisting of players, coaches, trainers, officials, hockey volunteers and parents across the
province. The OMHA has 246 active member minor hockey associations and annually coordinates 45 leagues and
approximately 600 development clinics throughout Ontario. For more information, visit www.omha.net.