Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Connor
McDavid of the Erie Otters is the OHL Player of the Week after leading
the league with 11 points in three games scoring four goals with seven
assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-8 for the week ending March 9.
McDavid recorded three straight multi-point games to help lead the
Otters to three straight wins last week helping the club reach the
100-point mark for the first time since 2001. McDavid collected two
straight four-point games to open the week earning first star honours in
both contests including Wednesday night with a goal and three assists
as part of an 11-2 win over the Plymouth Whalers, and on Friday night
with two goals and two assists in a 6-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires.
He finished the week with a three-point performance scoring his 25th
goal of the season to match his rookie year total and claimed second
star honours in a 7-3 win over the Kitchener Rangers on Saturday.
McDavid, a 17-year-old from Newmarket, ON, is playing in his second
OHL season with the Otters and is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft. The
2013 OHL Rookie of the Year has moved up to fourth in the OHL scoring
race with 93 points in just 53 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Toronto Maple Leafs
prospect Ryan Rupert of the London Knights with eight points including
three goals and five assists in three games, and Carolina Hurricanes
prospect Sergey Tolchinsky of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with seven
points including three goals and four assists in three games. In goal,
Greyhounds’ rookie Brandon Halverson won two games including a shutout
victory posting a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of
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