Toronto Marlboros

2011 NHL Draft

2011 NHL Draft Ryan Strome & Stuart Percy Lead The Way

The “Class of 1993” continued the Marlboro tradition of developing players ready to move to higher levels beyond Minor Hockey. In all, five players were drafted in this year’s NHL Draft coached by Ken Strong.

Ryan Strome - 1st Round 5th Overall - Stuart Percy - 1st Round 25th Overall

The “Class of 1993” continued the Marlboro tradition of developing players ready to move to higher levels beyond Minor Hockey. In all, five players were drafted in this year’s NHL Draft. Coached by Ken Strong, Ryan Strome was selected in the 1st Round, 5th overall by the New York Islanders. A perfect fit where he will join John Tavares, another Marlboro Grad who was 1st overall in 2009. Both are off-season training partners. Stuart Percy followed, being selected in the 1st round, 25th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs. For Stuart “it was a surreal moment, I’ve grown up a Leaf fan all my life”. Both sets of parents were obviously thrilled and surely are very proud.

Round 1

Ryan Strome, 5th Overall – N.Y. Islanders
Stuart Percy, 25th Overall – Toronto Maple Leafs

Day 2 brought more players to the podium. Adam Clendenning, a late 1992 birthdate who plays at Boston University, played his Minor Midget year for coach Steve Thomas (a former Marlboro & Toronto Maple Leaf). His late birthday made him eligible for the 2011 Draft. Next up were Brett Ritchie and Lucas Lessio, integral pieces to the 1993 Marlboro Team that won Provincial Championships and an OHL Cup.

Adam Clendenning - Chicago Blackhawks Adam Clendenning
Chicago Blackhawks
2nd Round 3
Lucas Lessio - Phoenix Coyotes Lucas Lessio
Phoenix Coyotes
2nd Round 56th Overall
Brett Ritchie - Dallas Stars Brett Ritchie
Dallas Stars
2nd Round 44th Overall