The Ontario Hockey League announced the final ballot for both the OHL All-Rookie Team voting process, with final results to be announced on Friday, June 10. The final all-rookie ballots were established through a voting process that saw OHL General Managers vote for players/coaches within their own conference. They weren’t allowed to vote for players/coaches on their own team.
Among the final nominees was Guelph Storm forward Jake Karabela. In his debut OHL season Karabela established himself as a productive forward posting 45 points (12G, 33A) in 68 games played. Additionally, Karabela was named an assistant captain for the CHL Top Prospects Game where he had a dominant performance with a goal and an assist to help Team White to a 3-1 victory. The Guelph forward finished on NHL Central Scouting’s Final list as the 62nd Ranked North American Skater.
The final all-rookie ballot consists of the three top vote recipients from each conference at centre, left wing and right wing, in addition to six defenders from both the East and West. The final all-rookie goaltending ballot consists of all six rookie netminders from across the League this past season. A total of two OHL All-Rookie Teams will be announced following a final round of voting.