Obviously he was one of the big time touted prospects from last year's OHL Priority Selection. But the continuing evolution of whether he'll ever play in the OHL remains in question. With his announced NCAA commitment and the trading of his rights to the Oshawa Generals.
So, do we know if he'll ever play OHL hockey? Will his rights have to be traded to one of the "haves" of the league in order to get him into the OHL?
This is just pure speculation on my part I have no facts what so ever. But the gens did give up quite a bit to get Lessio. And DiPiero has strong ties to St. Mikes so I think there is a good chance he does report to Oshawa.....But again I don't know anything other than that and the Gens now have a strong ownership group with Pete DeBoer who was known for luring kids away from the NCAA...If the gens could get Lessio and Biggs to report in the next season or two it would give the gens probably the best group of 93 birth dates in the OHL. As a gens fan I hope he does report, but I'm not getting my hopes up until I see him in a jersey.
Lessio will be reporting to the Generals Orientation Camp this weekend!
Cody Payne is also listed on the Orientation Camp roster.....Whether or not these guys eventually sign is up in the air...Its nice to see guys who are wavering on NCAA/OHL to show up as Oshawa is a great place to play JR hockey.
I believe Payne has committed to the USNTDP which probably means he won't report for atleast two seasons...
Its exciting indeed though to see these guys atleast seeing what the team is all about
Why not?..Naz hasn't been posting much therefore may not be a regular reader. He and asked a question that's easily answered.
I'm sure there's been lots of posters who never knew the answer right away.