Barrhaven’s NHL Draft Picks: From Yzerman to Clarke

After Barrhaven’s Brandt Clarke was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings last week, we decided to take a look at some other Barrhaven players who have been drafted by NHL teams. Please note that goalie Fred Brathwaite, who had a long career in the NHL, KHL and Germany, made the NHL as an undrafted rookie so he is not included below.

Graeme Clarke (2019, New Jersey Devils, Round 3, 80th overall)

The older brother of Brandt Clarke, Graeme was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2019. He missed most of the next season with the Ottawa 67s after suffering a shoulder injury, but still put up 17 points in 16 games. He played six games in Slovakia last year with his brother, and then joined the Binghamton Devils of the AHL as the Ontario Hockey League did not play last year. In his first year as an underage pro, he had eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points in 31 games.

Serron Noel (2018, Florida Panthers, Round 2, 34th overall)

The son of former CFL running back Dean Noel, Serron left Barrhaven to play junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals. As a 6’5”, 18-year-old winger, he had a career-high 34 goals and 47 assists for 81 points in 68 games with the Generals in the 2018-19 season. He was traded to Kitchener halfway through the 2019-20 season, scoring 18 goals and picking up 29 assists for 47 points in 48 games. Last season, Noel played for the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL. He played eight games and had a goal and three assists for four points.

Zach Senyshyn (2015, Boston Bruins, Round 1, 15th overall)

One of only three Barrhaven players to be selected in the first round of the NHL Draft, Senyshyn got his first taste of NHL hockey in 2018-19, plying two games and scoring his first NHL goal. The 6’1”, 207-pound right winger has spent most of the last three seasons with the Bruins’ AHL team in Providence, but he has earned a call-up to the NHL in each of those years. He got his first call-up to Boston at the end of the 2018-19 and scored a goal in his first NHL game. He played two games with Boston that year, then four the next. He played eight games with the Bruins in 2020-21. He has a goal and two assists in 14 NHL games. Last season with the Providence Bruins, he had seven goals and six assists for 13 points in 18 games.

Nick Baptiste (2013, Buffalo Sabres, Round 3, 69th overall)

The 25-year-old winger spent the 2020-21 season with the Texas Stars in the AHL, scoring 12 goals and adding 11 assists for 23 points in 34 games. In 2015-16 and 2016-17, he had seven goals in 47 games with the Buffalo Sabres in call-ups from the AHL Rochester Americans. He is still working on getting back to the NHL. He was traded to Nashville before the 2017-18 season, and was assigned to Milwaukee (AHL). He was then dealt to Toronto and spent the rest of the season with the Marlies. The next year, he played for the Belleville Senators before joining the Stars organization.

Mac Weegar (2013, Florida Panthers, Round 7, 206th overall)

The 27-year-old defenceman played junior hockey for the Nepean Raiders and Halifax Mooseheads and was a late round pick of the Panthers. After playing for four minor league clubs, the 6’, 200-pound blueliner just completed his fourth full season in the NHL. He had a career-best year in 2020-21, with six goals and 30 assists for 36 points in 54 games. He also had a goal and two assists in six playoff games for the Panther last year.

Julien Demers (2008, San Jose Sharks, Round 5, 146th overall)

The 6’, 215-pound defenceman spent four years with the Ottawa 67s after starting his junior career with the Nepean Raiders. After finishing his last season with the 67s, Demers played one season with the UOttawa Gee Gees but never played professional hockey.

Chris Carrozzi (2008, Atalnta Thrashers, Round 6, 154th overall)

Local goalie Chris Carrozzi had a great OHL career with the St. Michael’s Majors and played in the minors for four years with the Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL), Chicago Wolves (AHL), Colorado Eagles (ECHL), Ontario Reign (ECHL), St. John’s Ice Caps (AHL) and the Idaho Steeheads (ECHL). Corrozzi played for the University of New Brunswick in 2014-15 before heading to Europe the following year to play for Asiago of the Italian league. He was the starting goalie for the Guildford Flames of the English Elite Ice Hockey League in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Tyler Moss (1993, Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 2, 29th overall)

After playing junior hockey for the Kingston Frontenacs, Tyler Moss had a 17-year professional career. He played in 30 NHL games with the Flames, Hurricanes and Canucks, and he spent four years in Russia with Moscow Spartak and Khabarovsk Amur. Before heading to Russia, his minor league stops included the Atlanta Knights, Muskegon Fury, Grand Rapids Griffins, Adirondack Red Wings, St. John Flames, Orlando Solar Bears, Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins, Kansas City Blades, Cincinnati Cyclones, Lowell Lock Monsters, Manitoba Moose, Toronto Roadrunners and Edmonton Roadrunners. Moss left the KHL in 2010 to join the Hannover Scorpions of the German Elite League, and a year later he played his last season of pro hockey with the Nuermberg Ice Tigers, also in Germany.

Steve Yzerman (1983, Detroit Red Wings, Round 1, 4th overall)

Yzerman was the first player from Barrhaven drafted into the NHL, and he will always be the player that young prospects are compared to. He spent 22 seasons with the Red Wings and was a cornerstone of their Stanley Cup dynasty. In 1,514 games, he had 692 goals and 1,063 assists for 1,755 points. He also won the Lester B. Pearson Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, Frank J. Selke Trophy and Bill Masterton Trophy during his career. He was named captain of the Red wings at 21 and is the longest serving captain in North American sports history. He became the General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010. In April, he was named Executive Vice President and GM of the Detroit Red Wings.