Ethan Miedema has become the highest Quinte Red Devils player ever drafted in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.
Miedema, of Cobourg, was selected fourth overall by the Windsor Spitfires in the opening round of the OHL draft on Friday night.
The distinction of the top Red Devils player selected previously belonged to Brady Gilmour, who was drafted sixth overall by the Saginaw Spirit in 2015.
Miedema is a left-winger listed at 6-foot-4, 180 pounds who Quinte head coach Tyler Longo noted registered over 100 points in his U15 year before the U16 season was wiped out.
Prior to Miedema’s selection, the Sudbury Wolves drafted right-winger Quentin Musty of the North Jersey Avalanche first overall and the Oshawa Generals took centre Calum Ritchie from the Oakville Rangers U16 team second while the Guelph Storm used the third pick on defenceman Cameron Allen of the Toronto Nationals U16 team.
The first three rounds of the OHL draft were completed on Friday night.
Cal Uens, of Napanee, was the second Red Devils player selected. He was chosen in the third round (42nd overall) by the Owen Sound Attack.
Two Red Devils players didn’t have to wait long to hear their names called when the draft continued Saturday with rounds 4 to 15.
In the fourth round, the Ottawa 67’s looked to the Quinte team for its next two picks, selecting Ethan Quick, of Quinte West, at No. 64 overall and Belleville’s Jack Dever at No. 68.
In the fifth round, the Kingston Frontenacs selected Belleville’s Duncan Schneider with the 94th overall pick.
The next Red Devils player selected was Christopher Brydges, of Cobourg, by the Guelph Storm with their ninth-round pick (162nd overall).