Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that goaltender Joseph Raaymakers of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 2 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.94 and save percentage of .930.
Raaymakers returned from New York Rangers Training Camp and into the Greyhounds crease stopping 80 shots and helping the club to three straight road victories over tough Western Conference opposition last week. He made 28 saves and earned third star honours in his season debut last Thursday as part of a 3-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires, then made 35 saves on Friday night in London plus another two in the shootout as third star of a 3-2 triumph over the Knights. His week wrapped up Sunday with a 17-save performance in a 3-2 overtime win against the Sarnia Sting.
An 18-year-old from Chatham, ON, Raaymakers is playing in his third OHL season with the Greyhounds who chose him in the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. Last season he made 28 appearances between the pipes posting a 13-10-3-1 record along with a 3.61 goals-against-average and .891 save percentage. Raaymakers’ NHL Camp invitation included a 31-save performance for the Rangers in a 2-1 victory over Minnesota Wild rookies at the annual Traverse City Prospects Tournament.
Also considered for the award this week was Dallas Stars prospect Nicholas Caamano of the Flint Firebirds who scored three goals and four assists for seven points in two games, 2017 NHL Draft prospect Austen Keating of the Ottawa 67’s who scored once with seven assists for eight points in three games, and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nikita Korostelev of the Sting who scored four goals and two assists for six points in three games.
2016-17 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Matt Luff (Hamilton Bulldogs)