Coaching changes, college commitments going poof and another series of anti-fighting initiatives; the OHL off-season had it all.
Projecting the Ontario Hockey League final standings is always tougher than trying to reverse parallel park while blindfolded. This season is even more daunting for prognosticators since none of the heavies in London, Kitchener or Windsor are at the apex of a building cycle. Defending champion Guelph is also due for a step back after falling one win short of the Memorial Cup.
On an individual level, though, there is some idea of the league's dramatis personae, starting with a certain Connor McDavid with the Erie Otters. With the first for-reals puck drop just more than two weeks away, here's a synopsis of 10 players, coaches and GMs who will be under a bright spotlight in 2014-15.
Connor McDavid, centre, Erie Otters — With McDavid, the on-ice brilliance is beyond reproach; he posted 99 points in just 56 games during his age-16 season with the Erie Otters.Read More »from The OHL's 10 most compelling characters for the 2014-15 season