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What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

January 28 2012 at 3:45 PM
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My son just got an email About the OHL and there is an attachment with his name asking for details?

 
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January 28 2012, 3:57 PM 

They send them to all the players on the draft list.

 
 
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January 28 2012, 4:02 PM 

Ok.. Does that mean if your on the draft list and considering you to get drafted?

 
 
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January 28 2012, 4:04 PM 

Just means your on the list lots of players on the list don't get drafted. But if you're not on the list you're out of the running.

 
 
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

January 28 2012, 4:07 PM 

Ok would you know the % of getting drafted that are the list?

 
 
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January 28 2012, 5:11 PM 

Only players from teams confirmed in the OHL showcase received the letters.

 
 
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January 28 2012, 5:42 PM 

not true, we are not in OHL cup and my son received one.

 
 
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January 28 2012, 5:48 PM 

My son is in house league and we go one too.

 
 
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January 28 2012, 6:36 PM 

The letter means nothing and most things OHL or CS driven are meaningless. The OHL Clubs have their own ideas about prospects, what they need, and how kids will fit into their system. 20 teams, 20 different draft orders. Relax and let it happen. Its up to the kid now. You drive, watch the game, and drive home. If you start working outside that box it will hurt you kid more than help

 
 
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January 28 2012, 6:40 PM 

Does every AAA player get this? or is it select?

 
 
Anonymous
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January 28 2012, 6:48 PM 

Every 16 yr old hockey player gets one and gets a draft #

 
 
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January 28 2012, 6:54 PM 

what do you mean draft #?

 
 
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January 28 2012, 7:30 PM 

Only kids on the central scouting OHL draft list will recieve this questionnaire. It's ment to determine what players on the draft list will play in the OHL if selected. Sorry if your kid didnt get the questionaire your not on the list.

 
 
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

January 28 2012, 8:07 PM 

It is merely a form that will help the teams determine who is serious about wanting to play in the O. Nothing more, nothing less.


 
 
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January 28 2012, 8:10 PM 

Should you have an advisor/agent? Does it really matter?

 
 
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January 29 2012, 2:09 PM 

Does this mean some team is interested in your son?

 
 
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January 29 2012, 2:52 PM 

How did my sons name get on central scouting list. Did some scout bring his name forwar?

 
 
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January 29 2012, 3:22 PM 

The letter means nothing. My son did not fill it out. Got called from 15 teams and was drafted. Fill it out if you want but teams don't draft based on it.

 
 
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January 29 2012, 3:28 PM 

Sorry but that was not my question. How did he get on the central scouting list?

 
 
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January 29 2012, 3:35 PM 

Settle down mom. Your boy squeaked onto the draft list. It really doesnt mean anything.Sit back and enjoy the ride. Alot of kids names are on the list of potentials.

 
 
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January 29 2012, 10:23 PM 

3:22 Bull Shit

 
 
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January 29 2012, 10:28 PM 

It means he is going to the NHL, now go buy yourself a new suit and mortgage the house for a new Mercedes so you look good when they call his name!

 
 
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January 29 2012, 10:59 PM 

All full of smart asses ,nobody can give a honest answer.

 
 
Anonymous
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January 29 2012, 11:14 PM 

all AAA minor midget players got one

 
 
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January 29 2012, 11:42 PM 

Heard conflicting stories. Some say all will receive, others say not. If every AAA kids are on the list, why 5 updates of the list if all are on?

 
 
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January 30 2012, 7:43 AM 

Call the OHL and ask them.

 
 
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January 30 2012, 8:24 AM 

I'll do that and report back

 
 
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January 30 2012, 8:40 AM 

Every player is eligible to get the questionaire. Sometimes it does not get filtered to all teams. When you fill it out all it does is give an idea if the kid will commit to playing in the ohl if they are selected. They may or may not be on the CS list. If a player is not on the list he still may be drafted. GM's and scouts love when a player is not rated and falls under the radar if they like him. Fill it out. What ever happens is out of your control.

 
 
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January 30 2012, 10:35 PM 

Any more news on this ohl form?

 
 
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January 31 2012, 8:29 AM 


 
 
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January 31 2012, 9:27 AM 

every 96 player out there is on the draft list!

 
 
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January 31 2012, 10:23 AM 

Wrong, every player is eligible but only selected players from each team make the list.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 10:25 AM 

Wrong. EVERY 1996 born hockey player in Ontario is eligible to be drafted. That is the list. Do teams have priorities? Absolutely, but bottom line any team can draft any kid per above.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 11:12 AM 

If your kid gets drafted it doesn't mean he has to play in the OHL, he'll still get drafted to the O. Then as parents you can help him make the choice NCAA/OHL...

 
 
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January 31 2012, 11:13 AM 

Then why did only 4 kids on our team get the questionaire.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 11:18 AM 

Because most likely they are the highest rated and the teams want to ensure they are not wasting a draft pick on the kid if he is leaning towards NCAA.

Lower rounds are more of a crap shoot and teams don't expect them to play right away. The odds of a kid developing and then pursuing a scholarship are longer for those kids so teams are don't really care as much.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 11:22 AM 

Not sure about that
the kids on our team are fringe players

 
 
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January 31 2012, 11:24 AM 

According to you perhaps. Every team sees kids differently. I've come to understand some teams like my kid, other's don't. All in the eyes of the beholder.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 11:36 AM 

Parents really ???

All players born in 96 are on the list.
Central scouting have ranked all players from AA, A, B ...
Questionaires go to players that are seen as a potential draft picks.
Teams use C S list early in the season then develope there own and draft according to needs.
Over the next 4-6 weeks you will either get a letter from a team (s) or a phone call anD some will get an interview at your home with GM/Coach/head scout.
Everything gets much clearer very soon, relax.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 11:38 AM 

Just to give you some insight. I have heard that a total of 1200 (approx) OHL emails in 2011 draft year went out with the questionnaire.
The team letters are more meaningful as the teams are the ones sending them out to the players (specific) that they are interested in. In this case it might be 100+ letters (more or less). The next step is the telephone call and interview. some teams (depending on how truly keen they are on the player), will also invite the player(s) to their home town, watch a game, hang out for a few hours, meet the players and go through the dressing room, etc

 
 
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January 31 2012, 11:42 AM 

Teams are not allowed to do the "invite" anymore. All interviews now are at the home of the player. Advice to all parents / let your son do the talking and say nothing unless asked.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 12:14 PM 

OHL teams can invite an entire team to the arena.
Most if not all the top players teams have done this and still are doing it.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 1:09 PM 

Our team got invited to come and pay to watch an OHL game. Not nice to mention the team so I won't.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 1:42 PM 

If you got a letter, it means you are not on the draft list.

 
 
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January 31 2012, 3:41 PM 

I spoke to an OHL scout last night regarding my son. He told me the questionaire only goes to players that teams are interested in drafting in order to help with the selection process. He said not everyone gets one an it's important to send it in do teams can weed out players not interested.

 
 
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February 1 2012, 3:05 PM 

Makes sense. When do they start going out?

 
 
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February 1 2012, 3:10 PM 

Got one from a team in the mail today, not on the top 100 list

 
 
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February 1 2012, 6:24 PM 

Got the OHL letter today but the attachment only tells you how to fill out the questionaire. The questioaire is absent?

 
 
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February 1 2012, 10:26 PM 

Did you get one? I did.

 
 
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February 1 2012, 11:23 PM 

My kid got 2 OHL questionnaires.
Does that mean he is getting drafted twice? happy.gif

 
 
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February 2 2012, 7:53 AM 

yes

 
 
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February 2 2012, 11:05 PM 

how many kids are ranked by central scouting or are on the central scouting list

 
 
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February 3 2012, 12:33 AM 

300

 
 
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February 3 2012, 7:59 AM 

Someone post central scouting!!!

 
 
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February 3 2012, 8:10 AM 

I checked it. Your kid isnt on it. No point.

 
 
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February 4 2012, 12:54 PM 

How many kids receive this questionaire?
a) every AAA kid in the province
b) most kids
c) only those likely to be drafted
d) the top 300 porspects(no more, no less)

Intelligent responses only please

 
 
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February 4 2012, 12:57 PM 

Every kid except yours

 
 
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February 4 2012, 2:06 PM 

12:54 Every kid on our team got one. Our team has kids rated from A all the way to EP.

 
 
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February 4 2012, 3:35 PM 

Ya Ok! Only Selected People get this.

 
 
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February 4 2012, 3:54 PM 

still no definitive answer

 
 
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February 4 2012, 4:12 PM 

Does it really matter then if the questionnaires get sent in or not?

 
 
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February 4 2012, 4:13 PM 

letters from teams mean more

 
 
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February 4 2012, 5:25 PM 

please try to answer the question:

How many kids receive this questionaire?
a) every AAA kid in the province
b) most kids
c) only those likely to be drafted
d) the top 300 porspects(no more, no less)

 
 
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February 4 2012, 7:02 PM 

When in doubt...........pick "C" !

 
 
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February 4 2012, 8:10 PM 

Every AAA kid gets one...end of story
Letters from individual teams are what you want

 
 
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February 4 2012, 8:14 PM 

That is incorrect. I know for a fact that not every AAA player receives one.

 
 
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February 4 2012, 8:32 PM 

Right from a scout who said quote "EVERYONE AT SOME POINT GETS ONE"

 
 
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February 4 2012, 9:36 PM 

Not every player gets one and I can speak from experience. Our team had over 5 guys drafted and 10 of the 17 rec'd letters so even those who recieved it didnt get picked. If you don't get one then be happy you are a free agent and good luck next year because 90% of the guys drafted will be fighting for the same spots you are.

 
 
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February 5 2012, 1:21 AM 

Based on what the coach told me he was asksed for comtact info for only one kid on our AAA 96 team.
I was told to watch for an email over the next few days.
So based on that only select kids get one getting drafted or where he is ranked is something that we will see in April.

 
 
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February 5 2012, 8:14 AM 

what?

 
 
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February 5 2012, 9:01 AM 

I was told there were two different types of emails that went out. The one that said that central scouting has chosen you as a prospect in the OHL are the meaningful one. The other generic one with a questioner mean nothing all players get one or another

 
 
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February 5 2012, 10:04 AM 


Is this the good one?


On behalf of the Ontario Hockey League, it gives me great pleasure to connect with you at this time.
As the 2011-12 regular season winds down, the League looks forward to an exciting Playoff schedule of games and the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup Championship in Shawinigan, Quebec. OHL Member Teams continue to exhibit a competitive excellence that has made the Ontario Hockey League the number one development League in the world and the primary source of talent for the National Hockey League and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).
Equally as important to yourself, the OHL Central Scouting Bureau has identified you as a prospective player for the Ontario Hockey League. You should be very proud of this fact. If you desire to play, you may be selected in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection Process.
In addition, your desire to play in the Ontario Hockey League can be noted through the completion of the OHL Player Questionnaire.
You should note that we ask you to be honest and factual and in no way is this form binding.
Completed OHL Player Questionnaires are provided to every OHL General Manager and Head Scout in order to assist in their player selection process.
Please find your personalized OHL Player Questionnaire attached.
Should any of the pre-populated information be incorrect please change accordingly.


 
 
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February 5 2012, 10:19 AM 

Pretty good
But this is better

Dear Prospect

XXXx have identified you as a player with the potential to play in the Ontario Hockey League.


 
 
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February 5 2012, 10:20 AM 

Yes

 
 
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February 5 2012, 10:37 AM 

So, there is a different one than the one at 10:04?

 
 
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February 5 2012, 10:48 AM 

10:19 is a team letter

 
 
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February 5 2012, 10:56 AM 

Meeting the GM or Head Coach in person is much better which most of the players in the first 2 rounds have already done. The team letter identifies you as maybe a 3rd rounder or higher with a good chance you will make the team or their affliate Junior team.

 
 
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February 5 2012, 11:10 AM 

I agree..finally some straight answers

 
 
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February 5 2012, 11:29 AM 

10:56 has no clue

 
 
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February 5 2012, 12:15 PM 

10:04 What would the other one look like? Who received it?

 
 
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February 5 2012, 12:22 PM 

how about....who cares. If you get one, fill it out. If you don't, do not worry about it. Never seen so much over analyzing ever.

 
 
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February 5 2012, 12:27 PM 

12:15. Received that one last week. Don't know who else got one because no one on team is talking about them. Don't know if there is a different one which is why I asked. Apparently the knob posting after you doesn't want people to know what's happening. I would like to know if the one we got is the same as the one everyone else got.

 
 
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February 5 2012, 12:44 PM 

got one verbattim like 12:15

the pertinent question remains...how many get them? everyone? top 300 prospects? or perhaps a bigger net with ~500(there are 969 AAA minor Midget players in Province)?

 
 
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February 5 2012, 12:53 PM 

12:27
I was not being a knob simply alluding to the fact that a letter from a specific team with a quesionaire in it is the best "questionaire"
My appologies if it confused you.

 
 
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February 5 2012, 12:56 PM 

I was referring to 12:22

 
 
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February 5 2012, 12:58 PM 

my god this thread is filled with parents trying to figure out exactly what they should brag about to their non-hockey friends.

 
 
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February 5 2012, 1:01 PM 

I think if you got one your on there radar .

 
 
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February 5 2012, 2:47 PM 

Exactly end of story.

 
 
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February 5 2012, 4:11 PM 

10:04 posted the only one that counts other than information directly from teams. Everything else is just rink update or other useless information.

 
 
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February 6 2012, 9:09 AM 

Here's my dose of reality. My son is a decent player, but not the biggest kid around. I have had no illusions of him being drafted, although I believe he is the smartest player on his AAA team. He holds his own against much bigger players and, IMHO, stands out for his decision making. All that said, I figure he has no chance of being drafted whatsoever. THEN...we get the questionnaire in the e-mail last week. Shocked! Thrilled! Being drafted at all would be a huge accomplishment. So I looked into it. Now for the reality...from an OHL executive. The league now sends these out to EVERY AAA player, in an effort to avoid causing undue tension in MM dressing rooms as draft time approaches. There was a time that they sent these out to a select few, but it is now across the board. Just crashed back down to earth. I must say that I am a little bitter about the wording. I think the best approach for minor midget parents is blunt honesty. I had no problem accepting the fact that my kid was unlikely to be drafted...I resent the OHL giving him false hopes with this questionnaire. I won't be telling him about what I've learned about this questionnaire, but I will try to prepare him for the disappointment he will now endure on draft day.

 
 
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February 6 2012, 9:15 AM 

Every team sees players differently, so there is no way of knowing if a kid will or won't be drafted.

As has been said many times before on this board, the OHL Priority draft is neither the beginning or end of hockey development. It is up to the player if he wants to continue.

Good luck!

 
 
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February 6 2012, 9:55 AM 

I am not disputing what you are saying about every player getting a letter (email) but my son (96AAA) has not received one this year. My other son did in his draft year last year, but not everyone on his team did.

 
 
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 6 2012, 10:00 AM 

OHL exec also told me that all of the emails haven't gone out yet...be patient, it is coming. Let me know when you get it.

 
 
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February 6 2012, 10:21 AM 

I spoke with central scouting directly not everyone gets the 10:04 questionaire. They don't care who's feelings get hurt in the dressing room. They have a job to do. Stop trying to justify who got the letter and who didn't.

 
 
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February 6 2012, 10:24 AM 

I spoke with central scouting directly not everyone gets the 10:04 questionaire. They don't care who's feelings get hurt in the dressing room. They have a job to do. Stop trying to justify who got the letter and who didn't.

 
 
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February 6 2012, 10:38 AM 

Not trying to justify. My kid got one. I talked to a high level OHL exec who got the word directly from CS. EVERY AAA will get one.

 
 
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February 6 2012, 10:47 AM 

r there two different letters? does anyone know?

 
 
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February 6 2012, 10:57 AM 

Who cares

 
 
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February 6 2012, 11:18 AM 

Yes, one generic one from rink net that everyone will get, the other one is from OHL central scouting. The central scouting one goes to players on the draft list the generic one goes to everyone else. The high level OHL contact was being politically correct without having to lay it on the line.

 
 
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February 6 2012, 11:23 AM 

....and both our kids will end up in exactly the same place one day, playing in the ASHL having not earned a dime from this great game!

Enjoy your notoriety there sport.

 
 
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 6 2012, 11:25 AM 

hahaahahah

 
 
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February 6 2012, 11:33 AM 

OHL exec did lay it on the line by saying everyone will get an email. You are an ass.

 
 
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February 6 2012, 11:38 AM 

11:18am EVERYONE is on the draft list.

 
 
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February 6 2012, 11:48 AM 

Actually one of them is from the guy in the white van ... code name Fox !

 
 
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February 6 2012, 11:51 AM 

The ASHL what's that? My kids going to play in a leauge called the NHL I just need to complete this damn questionnaire first. There's so many I don't know what one to fill out first. Can someone forward me the can't miss future star questionaire so I can get on with it. Later suckers!

 
 
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February 6 2012, 11:53 AM 

Adult Safe Hockey League. Tell you little future NHLer to keep his head up as he circles the net in a few years. Daddy will have done him no favours......

 
 
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February 6 2012, 5:41 PM 

There are different emails. This is the one my son received and no one else on the team has receive one.

On behalf of the Ontario Hockey League, it gives me great pleasure to connect with you at this time.
As the 2011-12 regular season winds down, the League looks forward to an exciting Playoff schedule of games and the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup Championship in Shawinigan, Quebec. OHL Member Teams continue to exhibit a competitive excellence that has made the Ontario Hockey League the number one development League in the world and the primary source of talent for the National Hockey League and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).
The OHL Central Scouting Bureau has identified you as an eligible player for the Ontario Hockey League.
In addition, your desire to play in the Ontario Hockey League can be noted through the completion of the OHL Player Questionnaire.
You should note that we ask you to be honest and factual and in no way is this form binding.
Completed OHL Player Questionnaires are provided to every OHL General Manager and Head Scout in order to assist in their player selection process.
Please find your personalized OHL Player Questionnaire attached.
Should any of the pre-populated information be incorrect please change accordingly.
Once again this year, for the benefit and comfort of all players, their families and OHL Member Teams, the 2012 OHL Priority Selection will be conducted by way of the Internet on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 commencing at 9:00 a.m. at www.ontariohockeyleague.com.
Attached are instructions to help you complete the questionnaire. If at this time, should you have any specific questions regarding the Ontario Hockey League questionnaire, please feel free to contact me at the OHL business office


My son will enjoy the ASHL. No worries.

 
 
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 6 2012, 5:47 PM 

What do you think it means that no one else on team received this? Have others on the team received a different one? Do you expect that your son will be drafted?

 
 
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 6 2012, 5:52 PM 

Did you copy and paste or retype the email? My son's is similar, with a slight difference.

"The OHL Central Scouting Bureau has identified you as a "prospective" player for the Ontario Hockey League.

I'm still skeptical whether this is just propaganda and wishful thinking, or a real opportunity.

 
 
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 6 2012, 5:55 PM 

Part of the OHL Marketing Machine. Keep you interested so they have time to pick over the prospects before the NCAA has a chance to talk to you.

 
 
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 6 2012, 6:55 PM 

5:47
To answer your questions: Nobody else on the team recieved this email (at least that they admit to); Nobody else on the team received an email of anykind (again at least that they admit to); No.

5:52
Cut and paste. I compared the one my son received to the email posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:04am. I think it is a bit of both.


 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 6 2012, 7:59 PM 

If you haven't received letters from teams then don't get over excited about this email.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 6 2012, 8:09 PM 

Most teams dont send letters anymore.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 6 2012, 10:22 PM 

The difference between 5:41 and mine are a touch different my sons says prospective player for the Ontario Hockey League. You should be very proud of this fact. If you desire to play ,you may be selected in the OHL selection process. Does that differ from the other one

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 7:16 AM 

8:09
Already up to 3 team letters

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 7:53 AM 

If you haven't recieved any letter from the OHL or rinknet, then contact your coach. All 1,100 AAA players are to receive one.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 9:31 AM 

Every player eligible for the priority selection gets a questionnaire.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 9:51 AM 

American kids too?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 11:10 AM 

Good question, I didn't ask specifically regarding American players. It may be harder for the OHL to have their email addresses?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 11:44 AM 

ONLY THE ONES THAT SAY PROSPECTIVE PLAYER ARE THE GOOD ONES,EVERYBODY GETS THE ELIGIBLE PLAYER ONE SO HOPE YOU GET THE FIRST ONE

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 11:47 AM 

Who gives a shit, all a crap shoot....good one, yeah ok!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 12:00 PM 

11:44am Actually, I've come to understand the only good ones are those emails with a little gold star in the bottom right corner, didn't your son get one? Mine did....he he he

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 3:20 PM 

Geez, I wanted to be excited for my son that he received this questionnaire, but the more I read, it seems like everyone will get this? Seems only a handful on his team have received it, or have revealed that they have, so I am confused. Should we be excited for him or not?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 3:43 PM 

go ahead get excited, no body cares.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 3:43 PM 

go ahead get excited, no one cares

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 7 2012, 3:46 PM 

I'm excited, gonna get me a hummer tonight!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 13 2012, 9:50 PM 

Any more news on this ?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 13 2012, 10:23 PM 

Did any AAA players NOT get this questionaire???

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 13 2012, 10:37 PM 

There are 2 different questionaires.
One says you are eligible, one says you are being considered.
Something along those lines.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 12:35 AM 

Are we talking abut the questionair that the family fills out or the ones that the ohl teams send out to prospects that must be filled out by there coaches. My son has 2 letters from teams with their own questions for coaches to fill out is this what everyone s getting?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 1:12 AM 

Anyone can fill out the rinknet questionaire and get on the scouts list ......... i filled one out and received three general ohl team questionaires and 1 free agent camp invite and my kid is only AA ..... much of it is standard and automated.

http://rinknet.com/QuestionnaireForm.html

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 7:26 AM 

How do you know you are getting drafted? Is it by the letters going out by the ohl

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 7:26 AM 

How do you know you are getting drafted? Is it by the letters going out by the ohl

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 8:07 AM 

Only the top 50 kinda know theyll get drafted many others will get drafted without knowing and many wont get drafted who think they will.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 11:01 AM 

In response to the draft question that has everyone guessing. The top players will have been identified and spoken with. Having gone through the process my agent told me with accuracy who was interested and which round was probable. If you don't have an agent, then you are left in the guessing game - but this does not mean you have to have an agent to get drafted, they just have the inside scoop on occasion (depending how experienced and credible they are). The obvious indicators are stats in relation to team ranking. If you are on a top team and a top line, you are probably looking at a top draft - pretty simple. If you are on a mid-team but have good numbers you are also on the radar. If you are on a weak team but have played consistently well (consistency is one of the most important features - especially for goalies and "D") then you will be on the radar as you are viewed from the lens "with a good team, what more could he do?" Captain on a bottom team is a good example (Alliance). Best of luck to all the players, stay healthy and enjoy the playoffs!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 11:28 AM 

"If you are on a weak team but have played consistently well (consistency is one of the most important features - especially for goalies and "D") then you will be on the radar"

No goalie on a weak team will go in the first 3 rounds.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 11:31 AM 

Usually only 2 or 3 goalies go in the first three rounds anyway.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 11:36 AM 

11:28 = TL's mama pimp worries a weaker teams goalie might come out to an OHL and show up her cub who has never seen more than 8 shots in a game.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 3:40 PM 

Feel for the tl kid as he can't do anything right in the eyes of the critics. He wins it's expected, a goal and he's mocked. Yes, he is on the third highest ranked team in Ontario. Good on him! If he gets drafted, well done! To the rest of the goalies, don't worry about who is ranked ahead of you - it's the teams who choose ultimately! They may like your style, size, focus etc....some kids are ranked lower and teams love to seize a kid who is perhaps a lower rank sort of like a stock. Remember, the clubs don't want their goalie selection for two years. Team position, again don't fret, I went OHL from the second last gthl team AAA. Just enjoy the playoffs, avoid injuries if possible and work hard every time you step on the ice.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 3:42 PM 

Bang on!

As an example, Malcom Subban was drafted in the 11th Round by the Belleville Bulls in 2009. Today he is the highest ranked goaltender for the upcoming NHL draft, from the OHL.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 4:25 PM 

Where did subban play his minor hockey and how did his team do in his minor midget year?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 14 2012, 4:28 PM 

Played for the Marlies in MM won everything, played Midget with the Miss Reps and they went to the Midget Canadian Championships losing in the finals to Notre Dame....

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 4:56 PM 

Does everyone get the invite to apply for the underarmour combine at the Hershey Centre?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 5:25 PM 

NOT SURE MY BOY JUST RECEIVED ONE, CURIOUS AS TO HAW MANY KIDS GET INVITED

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 6:39 PM 

Who gets this ? When does it start?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 6:47 PM 

It's an invite to apply to the OHL combine at the end of March. Google underarmour combine and you see last years invitees. Letter says 20 goalies and 80 skaters this year but they send out way more invites to apply. successful applicants, who are chosen by ohl teams, will be notified after playoffs.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 6:52 PM 

When are they going out?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 9:15 PM 

Got his today.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 9:18 PM 

All bunch of smart asses.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 9:26 PM 

Well, I'm not..and here's the first paragraph of the invite...

Congratulations - you have been identified as a prospective player in the 1996 age group for the Ontario Hockey League and are invited to apply to the Ontario Hockey League Combine Powered by Under Armour!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 9:28 PM 

And back to my original question...does everyone get this or is it time to get an advisor?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 10:35 PM 

Wow, I thought they got rid of the combine and that is why the draft was moved up to April 7th. hope you guys are not just pulling my leg.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 17 2012, 10:46 PM 

no..weekend of march 23-25

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 18 2012, 3:00 PM 

Who gets these letters for the combine?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 18 2012, 4:37 PM 

so it sounds like EVERY AAA minor Midget hockey player in the Province gets this email

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 18 2012, 4:41 PM 

My son, who is rated high on central scouting, hasn't received any emails at all. No questionnaire, no combine, no contact from teams? What's going on?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 18 2012, 4:43 PM 

guess he is not that good!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 18 2012, 4:43 PM 

How do you know your son is ranked high on central scouting? Grandma's opinion doesn't really count.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 18 2012, 5:51 PM 

only two players got this questionnaire on our team the kids talk on face book

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 19 2012, 11:45 AM 

Anything new on this front?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 19 2012, 11:45 AM 

Ya, fuck off!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 19 2012, 6:35 PM 

l guess your a real loser fag bud!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 19 2012, 8:14 PM 

Thats not what your Misses said to me after I blew in her yap after busting her brown.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 20 2012, 10:10 AM 

Questionaire means nothing so relax. April 7 draft will tell you where your kid is going.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 20 2012, 11:42 AM 

Top 80 players (from everywhere Canada/US) ranked and 20 goalies get OHL Combine invites. That'll at least give you an idea where junior is or isn't.

If you wanna argue this point, call Kyle Raftis at (416) 299-8700 ext. 230 and ask him yourself.

If you were on one of those Scout.ca lists or whatever other paid in list is out there and didn't get an invite maybe Scout.ca's list and OHL Central Scouting weren't so close in your case after all.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 20 2012, 11:43 AM 

My kids a 97 and got a letter.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 20 2012, 11:51 AM 

11:42

The letters that went out last week were invitations to apply to the OHL combine, by your message should we assume only 100 invites went out?

Here what it states

"Congratulations - you have been identified as a prospective player in the 1996 age group for the
Ontario Hockey League and are invited to apply to the Ontario Hockey League Combine Powered by Under Armour!

This program will be held at the Hershey Centre, March 23-25th Mississauga, Ontario. The
3 days will provide a select group of 20 goaltenders and 80 skaters the opportunity to showcase
themselves both on and off the ice to OHL Member Team personnel. All applications will be reviewed and player selection will be completed in consultation with OHL Central Scouting and OHL Member Team General Managers."


 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 20 2012, 5:34 PM 

Have all the combine invites gone out or is there still hope of getting one?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 20 2012, 8:23 PM 

I don't think any of the combine invites have gone out for goalies. Nobody we know has gotten one. Anyone know of a goalie who got one yet?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 20 2012, 8:49 PM 

It means they have never heard of your son
and they want you to tell them how good he is.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 20 2012, 9:06 PM 

11:51 Sorry, my bad...the emailed apps go out to an overflow of players in the expectation one or more players ranked in the top 80 (or 20 for goalies as the case may be) will not attend. Not sure the overflow but can't imagine it's very much as most ranked players will attend. E.g. Last year there were 2 that I know of in the first round who did not attend. For the most part though players attend unless there is a good reason they can't as it's the last opportunity the OHL gets to sift through potential picks in the top 4 rounds. The off ice testing stuff is very informative for instance because it's factual. Unless you're Ho Sang or are injured your agent/advisor is telling you to be there.

Call/email Kyle Raftis if you think a number on the invites that went out may be important to you.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 21 2012, 4:08 PM 

Both goalies from Barrie are in

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 21 2012, 4:35 PM 

yeh right. wait till the draft you bunch of idiots. no one knows till then. everything from here on means shit, wait and see

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 21 2012, 5:07 PM 

Word of advice plan on keeping your son busy and away from the computer on draft day if he gets drafted you'll get a call

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 21 2012, 5:30 PM 

Both goalies from Barrie are in but won't be drafted.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 21 2012, 8:52 PM 

only one is on the list TJ

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 21 2012, 9:47 PM 

Where are you getting this list?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 22 2012, 5:21 PM 

Where is info coming from?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 25 2012, 12:42 AM 

So do all OHL clubs send "letters" to members of their local AAA teams?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 25 2012, 7:20 AM 

yes

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 25 2012, 10:29 AM 

Are you referring to the rookie camp invite letters sent out after draft?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 25 2012, 10:29 AM 

Are you referring to the rookie camp invite letters sent out after draft?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 25 2012, 10:48 AM 

No, referring to letters from an OHL club saying "we want you to consider us as one of your options leading up to the draft. We have a great program yadda, yadda, yadda..."

Do the OHL clubs send these "letters" to every local AAA minor Midget player or a select few?
Similar to the OHL questionaire(which I still don't have a clear consensus) as to its significance?

In other words, if my little Johnny got a OHL Questionaire AND a letter from the local OHL club, what are his chances of getting drafted?
- fairly high
or
- its insignificant since both of these "form letters" are sent to every AAA minor Midget who is draft eligible

Just trying to decide how much significance/credibility to attach to these. My kid is not a superstar but does have a legitimate 50:50 chance of being in the top 300 of all minor Midgets(ie. of getting drafted)

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 25 2012, 10:52 AM 

all players in their home town get those letters

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 25 2012, 1:39 PM 

Not!!!!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 28 2012, 1:25 PM 

what percentage of AAA minor Midgets get this?
a) 100%
b) 75%
c) 50%
d) 25%
e) even my dog got one(and has a better chance of getting drafted than your kid)

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 28 2012, 1:27 PM 

100 %

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

February 28 2012, 2:09 PM 

No, spoke to an assistant GM today, and not everybody gets the team letters. It may go to a lot more than a few, but it still means that you are on that teams radar

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

March 1 2012, 8:04 PM 

usally the first 3 to 5 rounds 1 to 3 get a home vist so feel lucky if you got a letter

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

March 1 2012, 9:12 PM 

1:25 funny.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

March 1 2012, 9:28 PM 

teams all have their own agenda, some don't send letters or even call, some do and draft players they never communicated with at all. we know a family with a boy who's been thru both the O and the NHL draft and in neither case did teams that they were speaking to draft him- but 2 other teams did each time around, what does it mean? tray and relax, the suspense will be over soon enough.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

March 2 2012, 8:34 AM 

I can`t wait. I think I`m going mental! I need answers now!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: What does an OHL questionnaire mean?

March 3 2012, 8:58 AM 

only the top 400 get the questionnaire

 
 
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