Yes, it’s April 1st, but this is no April Fools joke. My Ontario Hockey League’s draft eligible player of the month for March is Kingston Frontenac’s Jason Robertson.
This was a close one, and one thing tipped the scales in Robertson’s favor: The amount of the Frontenac’s offense he provided.
Robertson finished the regular season with 9 goals and 9 assists in 9 games for the month of March. He tallied a total of 42 goals and 39 assists while playing in all 68 regular season games. He was far and away the leader in goals and points for the Frontenacs while being tied for tops in assists.
What is truly amazing is that Robertson scored 23.5% of the Frontenacs’ regular season goals and he has been in on 45.3% of his club’s goals.
Robertson has carried on where he left off in the playoffs as the Frontenacs currently lead the Hamilton Bulldogs 3 games to two in the opening round. Robertson leads his squad with 3 goals and 5 assists through 5 games, leaving him tied for fourth in the OHL.
Robertson led the way in March with 12 goals and 14 assists through 14 games.
Not to be outdone however was Owen Sound Attack top prospect Nick Suzuki.
In the 9 games in the month of March to finish out the regular season, Suzuki found the back of the net 11 times while setting up his teammates for 6 tallies. He would finish the regular season with 45 goals and 51 assists. His 96 points were second only to Petrus Palmu (98 points) for the Attack.
Like Robertson, Suzuki continued where he left off during the Attack’s 5 game elimination of the Kitchener Rangers. Suzuki notched 4 goals and 6 assists and his 10 points are once again second on the club to Palmu.
Suzuki finished the month of March with 15 goals and 12 assists in 14 games.
February – Nick Suzuki – Owen Sound Attack
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