Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Erie Otters’ forward Greg McKegg is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 9 after registering seven assists in two games.
McKegg helped the Otters pick up their first win of the season on Friday night and established a new team record in the contest with six assists as part of the 7-5 victory over the Owen Sound Attack. It also marked the first six-point game of his career and he received second star honours for his performance. On Saturday night the Otters and Attack wrapped up their home-and-home series with McKegg picking up one assist despite the 6-3 loss to the defending OHL champions.
McKegg, a 19-year-old from St. Thomas, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season with the Otters. The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect has 10 points in six games since returning from his second NHL Training Camp. Last season the Otters’ captain finished eighth in league scoring with 92 points in 66 games.
Niagara IceDogs’ teammates and brothers Freddie Hamilton and Dougie Hamilton were also considered for the award this week. Freddie recorded nine points in three games scoring two goals and seven assists, while Dougie had eight points in three games scoring twice and adding six assists. In goal, John Chartrand of the Belleville Bulls won two games including a shutout victory and posted a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .967.
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