If you need one word to describe the London Knights roster heading into the 2022-23 season, it is “deep.”
The Knights have some difficult decisions to make as they shape their final roster. As London prepares to finish their pre-season schedule with back-to-back games against the Erie Otters in London, Ont., on Friday at 7 p.m. and in Clinton, Ont., on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. with proceeds going to support the Huron Residential Hospice, they find themselves with more OHL-calibre players than they can squeeze into their opening night lineup on Sept. 30 against the Owen Sound Attack.
The biggest question surrounding the Knights heading into the season involved 2021-22 OHL Goaltender of the Year Brett Brochu. Would he land a contract and begin his professional career or would he be back for one more season in the Ontario Hockey League? The answer arrived earlier than expected when Brochu was returned to London, Ont., after attending rookie camp with the Vancouver Canucks. Brochu will be the number one guy for the Knights but he will have two excellent goalies behind him.