Rangers’ Gottschalk signs with Oshawa

July 5, 2016

2:33 PM EDT

Article by the OJHL website

Photo by OJHL Images

North York Rangers forward Grayden Gottschalk (photo credit – Amy Deroche/OJHL Images) has officially signed with the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Oshawa Generals for the 2016-17 season.

The Thornhill, Ontario native played his rookie season with the North York Rangers this past year, 2015-16, as a 17-year old out of the Richmond Hill Coyotes Midget ‘AAA’ program, previously having played his minor midget season in 2013-14 with the Mississauga Senators organization.  The rookie was one of the club’s most consistent performers this season, finishing third in goals with 19 and fifth in overall scoring on the Rangers with 42 points in 54 regular season contests.  He was also a key contributor during the club’s post-season run, adding 9 points in 11 games, as North York fell to the eventual South-West Conference champion Georgetown Raiders.

Congratulations to Grayden and best of luck in the OHL!

Below is the official press release from the Oshawa Generals website (www.oshawagenerals.com):

Oshawa Generals Vice President and General Manager Roger Hunt announced today that 1998 born RW Grayden Gottschalk has committed to the Generals.

The 6’5” forward from Thornhill, Ontario spent last season with the North York Rangers in the Ontario Junior A Hockey League. In 54 games with the Rangers, Gottschalk recorded 19 goals and 23 assists for 42 points.

Gottschalk was previously on the protected list of QMJHL team, the Moncton Wildcats but has recently shown his desire to play in Ontario closer to home.

“Our Scouting Staff and I watched Grayden in Tier II number of times last season for North York. We feel as though he can come in right away and add to our size and skill on the right wing.” Said Vice President and Generals Manager Roger Hunt.