Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Toronto
Maple Leafs prospect Connor Brown of the Erie Otters is the OHL Player
of the Week with seven points in three games scoring three goals and
four assists for the week ending October 13.
Brown took over the OHL scoring lead with three multi-point games but
more importantly helped the Otters pick up three wins this past week
moving the club into second place in the Midwest Division standings with
13 points. On Wednesday night he picked up a shorthanded marker plus
an assist as second star of a 3-2 win over the Owen Sound Attack, then
tallied three assists on Friday night as part of the Otters’ 4-0 road
win over another divisional opponent the Kitchener Rangers. Back home
on Saturday, Brown scored twice in regulation then added one more in the
shootout to help lift the Otters to a 6-5 shootout win over the Saginaw
Spirit where he claimed first star honours.
Brown, a 19-year-old from Toronto, ON, is playing in his third OHL
season. The Otters’ captain was selected in the sixth round of the 2012
NHL Draft by the Maple Leafs and currently leads the OHL with 20 points
in nine games scoring nine goals and 11 assists after producing 69
points in 63 games last season.
Click here to see highlights of Brown and the Otters against the Rangers
Honourable mention for the award this week goes to Carolina
Hurricanes prospect Brock McGinn of the Guelph Storm who also scored
three goals and four assists for seven points in three games, while 2014
NHL Draft prospect Brendan Perlini of the Niagara IceDogs scored three
goals and two assists as first star of a 7-2 win over the Attack on
Thursday. In goal, the Otters’ Oscar Dansk, a Columbus Blue Jackets
prospect, went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory along with a
goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .961.
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