Two North York Rangers in, defenceman George Fegaras and forward Cole O’Hara were selected on the second day of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Fegaras was taken in the 83rd overall in the third round by the Dallas Stars. In his first year with the Rangers, he made quite the impression.
He ranked third among OJHL defensemen in goals (13), assists (35) and points (48) in 52 games, and ranked second in power-play goals (6). He also recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in five playoff games. He ranked second and third in goals and points, respectively in the OJHL. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native tallied a few awards with his performances, such as First Team All-Star, OJHL Rookie of the Year, OJHL Top Prospect, and named a finalist for the CJHL Top Rookie Award. He also committed to Cornell University for the 2023-2024 season.
O’Hara was selected shortly after by the Nashville Predators 114 overall in the fourth round. He spent two seasons (2018-2020) with the Rangers tallying 32 goals and 74 assists for 106 points in 104 career games with the team.
Right from the get-go in his rookie season, the forward earned a spot in the team’s top six and was named to the OJHL Second Team All-Prospect. In his second season, O’Hara won the OJHL South/East Warrior Player of the month in November, was named as an All-Star Prospect in the OJHL All-Star Celebration and was selected to play in the CJHL Top Prospects Game.
He also won silver with the Team Canada East at the World Jr. A Challenge this past December. In just two seasons in the OJHL, he has already scored a commitment to NCAA Division 1 University of Massachusetts (Amherst) for the 2021-22 season.