Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the week ending January 14 after leading the league with nine points in three games including four goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Raddysh returned to OHL action following a gold medal performance with Canada’s National Junior Team and delivered three multi-point efforts in his first week with the Greyhounds helping them earn a trio of victories to extend their point-streak to 29. In his Greyhounds debut last Wednesday, Raddysh scored twice and earned second star honours in a 3-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit. His week continued Friday with two assists in a 5-2 win over the Owen Sound Attack, then wrapped up Saturday with a season-high five points including two goals and three assists as first star of a 7-4 victory against the Mississauga Steelheads. Raddysh has points in his last 11 OHL games dating back to November 23, while the Greyhounds remain first place in the overall league standings with a 37-3-2-1 record which includes 28 wins and one shootout loss in their last 29 contests.
A 19-year-old from Caledon, Ont., Raddysh is playing in his fourth OHL season after being chosen by the Erie Otters in the first round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. The 2017 OHL champion played 213 career games in Erie amassing 102 goals and 151 assists for 253 points including 44 points in 30 games this season before being acquired by the Greyhounds in a trade on January 6. Raddysh recorded five points across seven games in his second straight World Junior helping Canada earn gold for the 17th time. He was selected by the Lightning in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Nikita Korostelev of the Peterborough Petes with four goals and four assists for eight points in three games, and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Sam Miletic who scored four goals and three assists for seven points in his first three games with the Niagara IceDogs. In goal, Boston Bruins prospect Kyle Keyser of the Oshawa Generals posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 77 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .963.
2017-18 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week:
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Taylor Raddysh (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: Ben Jones (Niagara IceDogs)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Joseph Garreffa (Kitchener Rangers)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Cliff Pu (London Knights)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Ryan Merkley (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Albert Michnac (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Aaron Luchuk (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Brady Hinz (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)