Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Los Angeles Kings prospect Spencer Watson of the Kingston Frontenacs is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 7 after scoring three goals and five assists for eight points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.
Watson had back-to-back multi-point performances last week helping the Frontenacs win both games to maintain first place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference standings with 68 points. On Friday night he recorded a career-high five points as first star of a 5-4 victory over the Oshawa Generals scoring twice while adding three assists including a setup on Michael Dal Colle’s third period game-winner. Watson then contributed to all three of Kingston’s regulation goals in Hamilton on Saturday scoring once with two assists before the Frontenacs edged the Bulldogs 4-3 in overtime.
A 19-year-old from London, ON, Watson is playing in his fourth OHL season with the Frontenacs after being chosen by the club in the second round of the 2012 OHL Priority Selection. The Jr. Knights Minor Midget graduate leads the OHL in shots on goal with 156 and is currently tied for 12th in league scoring with 61 points in 48 games including 28 goals and 33 assists. Watson was a seventh round pick of the Kings in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Watson’s teammate, Dal Colle, a New York Islanders prospect who scored four goals and three assists for seven points in two games for the Frontenacs. Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner of the London Knights also had a strong week leading the league with nine points in three games scoring once with eight assists. In goal, New York Rangers prospect Brandon Halverson of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds posted a 2-0-0-0 record stopping 69 shots with a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .932.
2015-16 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Spencer Watson (Kingston Frontenacs)
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)