Brantford Bulldogs have signed defenceman Ben Radley, their third round, 58th overall selection, in the 2023 OHL Priority Draft to a Standard Players Agreement on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
Radley, a product of Iroquois, Ontario, was selected by the Bulldogs following an excellent season with the Peterborough Petes U16 AAA program. The 6’0”/170-lb left shot defenseman brings a well-rounded game to Brantford, recording 14 goals and 32 assists for 46 points in 36 regular season games, while adding another three goals and three assists for six points in eight playoff games and a goal and an assist in six games at the OHL Cup.
More than the offensive numbers, Radley stands out for his high-end hockey IQ, ability to force turnovers and create quick transition up ice.
Radley becomes the third former U16 Peterborough Petes star signed to the Bulldogs following teammate and fellow 2023 selection Joshua Avery and 2022 OHL Champion Lucas Moore.
“We are excited to receive a commitment from Ben Radley,” said Matt Turek, interim General Manager of the Bulldgogs. “Ben brings all the tools we look for in a Bulldog to the table. On the ice, his skating, vision and ability to process the game are all beyond his age. Off the ice, Ben carries himself with that same maturity that makes him a great all-around addition to our group.”