The 2017-2018 Ontario Hockey League season is in full swing and as I have done in previous years, each month I selected the player of the month among those eligible for the 2018 National Hockey League Draft.
And the first player selected this season is Matthew Struthers of the Owen Sound Attack.
The 6’2, 194-pound center from Milton Ontario appeared in three games for the Attack scoring 2 goals and adding 3 assists with a plus/minus +4 while going 17 for 29 on the faceoff dot, good for a 58.6 percentage, and helping the Attack to a 2-0-0-1 record and second place in the Midwest Division.
The season began with a 4-3 shootout loss against the Flint Firebirds with Struthers notching an assist. He followed that with a single assist in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Kitchener Rangers.
He saved his best performance for a 6-4 victory over the Mississauga Steelheads in which he scored twice (including the game winner) and added an assist and was named the game’s second star.