Battalion gets three quality draft picks
09/01/05 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Brampton Battalion
The Battalion enjoyed another successful day when the National Hockey
League conducted its annual Entry Draft on July 30. Four players where
chosen by NHL teams with defenceman Phil Oreskovic leading the way
when he has selected in the third round by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Goaltender Daren Machesney was a fifth-round choice of the Washington
Capitals, while forwards Luch Aquino and John Seymour were seventh-
round selections of the New York Islanders and Los Angeles Kings
respectively. During its fi rst seven seasons, the Battalion has been
the most successful team in the OHL with 24 players selected in the
NHL Entry Draft.