Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jeremy Helvig of the Kingston Frontenacs is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the week ending January 28 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.63 and save percentage of .942.
Helvig becomes just the second goaltender to earn the weekly honour this season after turning aside 81 shots across three victories over East Division competition. He helped the Frontenacs improve their record to 25-16-4-3 putting them in a third place tie in the Eastern Conference standings following a 28-save shutout performance on Sunday that earned first star honours in a 2-0 triumph over the Peterborough Petes. His week also included a first star effort on Friday with 26 saves as part of a 4-1 win over the Oshawa Generals, followed by 27 saves on Saturday in Ottawa backstopping the Fronts to a 5-4 overtime win against the 67’s.
A 20-year-old from Markham, Ont., Helvig is playing in his fourth season with the Frontenacs who chose him in the third round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. So far this season he carries a record of 21-12-4-3 with two shutouts and is among the league leaders in goals-against-average and save percentage with marks of 2.58 and .920 respectively. His two shutouts this season bring his career-total to 10 and build upon the all-time franchise record of nine which he established back on December 28. Helvig was a fifth round pick by the Hurricanes in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Frontenacs forward Gabriel Vilardi, a Los Angeles Kings prospect, who led the league with nine points in three games including three goals and six assists. Kitchener Rangers Kole Sherwood (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Adam Mascherin (Florida Panthers) both earn honourable mention for producing eight points in three games including three goals and five assists.
2017-18 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week:
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
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)