Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that for the
second time this season Toronto Maple Leafs prospect and OHL Top Scorer
Connor Brown of the Erie Otters is the OHL Player of the Week for the
week ending January 12 recording 12 points in three games including four
goals and eight assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Brown becomes the first repeat winner of the award this season
helping lead the first place Otters to three straight wins last week
giving the club a 34-7-2-0 record in the Midwest Division. He finished
the week recording a career-high six points as part of a 9-0 win over
the Windsor Spitfires on Sunday afternoon. He received second star
honours in that contest scoring twice and adding four assists including
one helper on each of Dane Fox’s three goals helping him become the
first 50-goal scorer in the league this season. Brown also had
back-to-back three-point games on the road to start the week including a
goal and two assists as second star of a 6-5 win over the Barrie Colts
on Thursday, followed by another goal and two assists on Friday night as
third star of a 4-0 win over the Owen Sound Attack.
Brown, hails from Etobicoke, ON, and turns 20-years-old on Tuesday.
The Otters’ captain is playing in his third OHL season in Erie and
currently leads the league in scoring with 88 points including 28 goals
and 60 assists in 43 games played. Signed to an entry-level contract by
the Maple Leafs, Brown was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL
Also considered for the award this week were first overall OHL picks
Connor McDavid of the Otters and Aaron Ekblad of the Barrie Colts.
McDavid scored three goals with five assists for eight points in three
games, while Ekblad scored four goals and two assists for six points in
two games highlighted by a four-goal and one assist game against the
Kingston Frontenacs. In goal, Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Oscar
Dansk of the Otters posted a 3-0-0-0 record with two shutout victories
along with a goals-against-average of 0.39 and a save percentage of
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