Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Jonah Gadjovich of the Owen Sound Attack is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 31 after scoring three goals and three assists for six points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-9.
Gadjovich’s breakout weekend featured the best two games of his OHL career with back-to-back three-point performances helping the Attack win both games of their East Division road trip. He opened the scoring just 57 seconds into Friday night’s contest with his first of two goals against the Kingston Frontenacs. In the second period he connected with Bryson Cianfrone to setup Jacob Busch’s game-winner en route to a 5-2 victory earning first star honours. On Saturday afternoon Gadjovich broke a scoreless tie in the second period with his 10th goal of the season and later added a pair of third period assists picking up third star honours in a 5-2 win over the Ottawa 67’s.
A 17-year-old from Whitby, ON, Gadjovich is playing in his second career season with the Attack after being chosen in the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. The former Whitby Wildcat is eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft and has 16 points in 46 games so far this season for the Attack who stand sixth place in the OHL’s Western Conference standings.
Also considered for the award this week was Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Konecny who scored three goals and three assists for six points in three straight wins for the Sarnia Sting, and Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome who scored three goals and two assists for five points in two games for the Erie Otters who became the first Western Conference club to clinch a berth in the 2016 OHL Playoffs. In goal, St. Louis Blues prospect Luke Opilka of the Kitchener Rangers stopped 47 shots in two games posting a 2-0-0-0 record with one shutout victory carrying a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .979.
2015-16 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Jonah Gadjovich (Owen Sound Attack)
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Matthew Mancina (Peterborough Petes)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Michael Giugovaz (Guelph Storm)
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Jake Smith (North Bay Battalion)
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)