We have yet to have a repeat player as our draft eligible player of the month and that continues through January.
For the month of January, look no further than Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads.
The 6’2” 205 pounder appeared 9 games for the Steelheads in January while also playing in the Sherwin-Williams NHL/CHL Top Prospects Game. Tippett scored 7 goals and added 9 assists in those 9 games. The Steelheads went 7-1-4 in January and 6-1-2 with Tippett in the lineup.
Tippett received first star honors once, second star three times and third star once during January.
Tippett leads all draft eligible players in goals and points while also having the longest points, goals and assists streaks among draft eligible players. He also leads the entire Ontario Hockey League in shot attempts with 221 in 45 games played.
We also considered Jonah Gadjovich of the Owen Sound Attack who had 10 goals and 7 assists in 11 games, Jason Robertson of the Kingston Frontenacs with 9 goals and 7 assists in 12 games, and Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires who went 6-2-1 with a .941 save percentage with one shutout.
December – Michael DiPietro, Windsor Spitfires
November – Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound Attack
October – Gabriel Vilardi – Windsor Spitfires
September – Greg Meireles – Kitchener Rangers