The London Knights eliminated the Windsor Spitfires in the 1st round of the OHL playoffs but the Knights just watched those same Spits win the Memorial Cup, now they’ll be looking for help for next season.
Lucas Rowe was taken 18th overall in the first round of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection Draft. Andrew Perrott was picked 34th overall in the 2nd round. Today London Knights General Manager Rob Simpson announced that both have been signed by the team.
Lucas Rowe is a 5’11” 164-pound centre from Etobicoke, Ontario. This past season he played for the Mississauga Reps and contributed 18 goals and 17 assists in 33 games, before helping lead the team to an OHL Cup Championship. Rowe is the son of a New York Mets draft pick and will wear the number 21 for the season.
Andrew Perrott is a 6’0″ 195-pound defenceman from Detroit, Michigan. He spent this season playing for his hometown Detroit HoneyBaked 16U where he put up 6 goals and 19 assists in 46 games. Andrew’s father Nathan Perrott played 89 games in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars. He scored 9 points in the league and racked up 251 penalty minutes. Andrew got his work ethic from his father and says he will use that same work ethic to prepare for his first season in the OHL. Perrott prides himself as a 2-way defenceman who can shut down the opposition and contribute in the offensive zone and says he’s modeled his game after LA Kings norris winning blue liner Drew Doughty. Andrew will wear the number 24 for the upcoming season.
The two new signings will join a Knights squad looking to rebound from a disappointing elimination in the second round by the eventual OHL Champion Erie Otters and both plan on being ready to go for training camp.