It’s December and while most of us prepare for Christmas, the Ontario Hockey League’s players eligible for the 2016 National Hockey League Draft continue to work towards their goal – being selected in that draft.
Each month, I look at the best of the best and provide you with who I believe the top performer was – and for November, that honor belongs to the London Knights’ Matthew Tkachuk.
In ten November games, Tkachuk scored 7 goals, 5 of which came on the power play. He added 19 assists to those 7 goals. In only one contest, did Tkachuk not post an assist. And in only two other games was he held to just one lone helper. In the remaining 7, Tkachuk had multiple assists.
Tkachuk finished the month with a plus 6 and 18 penalty minutes.
Tkachuk currently sits third in OHL scoring with 12 goals and 36 assists in just 24 games. He’s 23 for 48 in the faceoff circle – 47.9% – and his 12 goals come on 84 shots on goal – 14.3%.
Also considered were last month’s winner Alex DeBrincat of the Erie
Otters and his teammate Taylor Raddysh.
DeBrincat played in 12 games and contributed 14 goals and 13 assists while Raddysh had 7 goals and 14 assists. In goal, Tyler Parsons of the Knights appeared in all but two games with a 6-2-0 record while posting a 2.28 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.