The Owen Sound Attack have been on a tear during the second half of the Ontario Hockey League’s season and a big part of their success has been the performance of Nick Suzuki.
In 11 February games, Suzuki scored 11 goals and 11 assists and finished with a plus-15. He now has 34 goals and 45 assists in 56 games to lead the Owen Sound Attack with 79 points. Suzuki leads all draft eligible players in points, is third in goals, second in assists, and second in plus-minus.
Suzuki was named third star on February 4 with a two goal performance in a 4-1 victory over the Windsor Spitfires, first star on February 12 with three goals in the Attack’s 5-0 win over the Kingston Frontenacs, second star on February 17 when he notched a goal and five assists in a 6-1 win over the London Knights, first star on February 23 in a 5-0 win over the Kitchener Rangers with two goals and an assist and second star on February 25 with two goals and two assists in a 7-3 win over the London Knights.
Also considered was Suzuki’s teammate Jonah Gadjovich. In 12 games in February, Gadjovich had 13 goals and six assists. He now has 40 goals on the season, tops on the Attack as well as among all draft eligible players. His 65 points on the season is good for third among draft eligible players.
January – Owen Tippett – Mississauga Steelheads
December – Michael DiPietro, Windsor Spitfires
November – Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound Attack
October – Gabriel Vilardi – Windsor Spitfires
September – Greg Meireles – Kitchener Rangers