Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak of the London Knights is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 13 after leading the league with seven points in two games scoring three goals and four assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Dvorak earns the award for the second time in three weeks after a pair of multi-point performances lifted him into first place in the OHL’s scoring race, and extended the Knights’ winning-streak to nine games. On Thursday night he scored a goal and two assists earning first star honours in a 6-3 road win over the Barrie Colts, then scored two goals and two assists for four points on Friday as first star of an 8-1 win over the Sudbury Wolves. Dvorak now has points in 17-straight games and holds the second longest active point-streak in the OHL behind teammate Mitchell Marner’s 19-game streak.
A 19-year-old from Frankfort, Illinois, Dvorak is playing in his third OHL season with the Knights and leads the league with 65 points in 27 games including 28 goals and 37 assists. A graduate of the Chicago Mission Minor Midget program, Dvorak was a second round pick of the Coyotes in the 2014 NHL Draft. He is one of eight OHL players including teammates Matthew Tkachuk and Tyler Parsons invited to attend the U.S. National Junior Team Selection Camp.
Also considered for the award this week was Winnipeg Jets prospect Brendan Lemieux of the Windsor Spitfires who scored four goals and two assists for six points in three games, and Kingston Frontenacs rookie Jason Robertson who scored four goals and one assist for five points in three games. In goal, Jack Flinn of the Mississauga Steelheads posted a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.47 and a save percentage of .958.
2015-16 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Zach Bratina (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Hunter Garlent (Peterborough Petes)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Zack Bowman (Flint Firebirds)