Rangers’ Joseph Garreffa named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Joseph Garreffa of the Kitchener Rangers is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the week ending December 3 after leading the league with eight points, all assists, in three games while recording a plus-minus rating of plus-3. 

Joseph Garreffa of the Kitchener Rangers. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Joseph Garreffa of the Kitchener Rangers. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Garreffa helped the Rangers collect three comeback wins last week delivering back-to-back four-assist performances against the Owen Sound Attack.  The forward turned defenceman earned first star honours on Wednesday night in Owen Sound as the Rangers erased a 4-2 deficit with a trio of third period tallies skating to a 5-4 victory.  On home ice Friday, the third year blue shirt was recognized as the game’s second star as the Rangers once again battled back from a 4-2 third period hole this time emerging triumphant in overtime with Garreffa intercepting a clearing attempt and feeding Kole Sherwood for his second straight game-winner.  Kitchener improved their first place Midwest Division record to 18-9-2-0 on Sunday following a 3-2 overtime road win against the Erie Otters after trailing 2-0 early in the first period. 

An 18-year-old from Toronto, Ont., the 5’6’’, 167lb Garreffa was a third round pick by the Rangers in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  He is currently second in team scoring with 28 points in 29 games powered by five goals and 23 assists after scoring 25 times in 2016-17 with 35 assists for 60 points in 68 games.  His 23 helpers are tied for 11th overall among league leaders with 13 of them coming with the man advantage good enough for a fifth place tie in the power play assist category.

Watch video highlights of Garreffa and the Rangers on the road against the Attack, at home against the Attack, and on the road against the Otters. 

Also considered for the award this week was Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson of the Kingston Frontenacs with seven assists in three games, and Colorado Avalanche prospect Conor Timmins with three goals and three assists for six points in three games helping the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds extend their winning-streak to a team record 14-straight.  In goal, Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires made 69 saves in a pair of victories including one by shutout posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .972.

 2017-18 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week:

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)

OHL’s Draft Eligible Statistical Leaders as of January 31

It’s February and the snow and cold weather are back so there is no better time than the present to look at a variety of statistical leaders among the Ontario Hockey League eligible for the National Hockey League Draft in June in Chicago.

Mississauga Steelheads’ winger Owen Tippett leads draft eligible players in points with 61 points in 45 games. He is followed by Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack with 57 points in 45 games. Tippet leads the race for most goals with 36 while Suzuki leads the race for most assists with 34.

Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Conor Timmins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds leads the list of defenders with 39 points in 47 games. He is followed by Nicolas Hague of Mississauga 34 points in 45 games. Timmins also leads in plus/minus with a plus 30, followed by Suzuki with a plus 27.

Goaltender Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires leads the goaltenders in goals against average, save percentage, wins and shutouts.

Here is the complete list:

Players with an asterisk (*) also lead the league.

Points Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 45 36 25 61
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 45 23 34 57
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 45 25 25 50
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 41 27 19 46
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 45 20 24 44
Joseph Garreffa Kitchener Rangers 48 16 27 43
Matthew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 45 26 16 42
Robert Thomas London Knights 45 14 28 42
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 47 22 18 40
Lucas Chiodo Barrie Colts 47 16 24 40
Goal Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G GPG
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 45 36 0.80
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 41 27 0.66
Matthew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 45 26 0.58
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 47 25 0.53
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 45 23 0.51
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 47 22 0.47
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 45 20 0.44
Brady Gilmour Saginaw Spirit 45 19 0.42
Linus Nyman Kingston Frontenacs 47 19 0.40
Gabriel Vilardi Windsor Spitfires 30 17 0.57
Assist Leaders
Player Team GP A APG
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 45 34 0.76
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 47 33 0.70
Robert Thomas London Knights 45 28 0.62
Joseph Garreffa Kitchener Rangers 48 27 0.56
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 47 26 0.55
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 48 26 0.54
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 45 25 0.56
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 47 25 0.53
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 45 24 0.53
Lucas Chiodo Barrie Colts 47 24 0.51
Defencemen Point Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 47 6 33 39
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 45 14 20 34
Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 67’s 43 9 19 28
Adam Thilander North Bay Battalion 43 3 21 24
Markus Phillips Owen Sound Attack 45 9 14 23
Eemeli Rasanen Kingston Frontenacs 46 4 19 23
Sean Durzi Owen Sound Attack 40 1 22 23
Tom Hedberg Barrie Colts 37 3 16 19
Plus/Minus Leaders
Player Team GP +/-
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 47 +30
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 45 +27
Robert Thomas London Knights 45 +24
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 41 +23
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 45 +20
Markus Phillips Owen Sound Attack 45 +19
Mac Hollowell Soo Greyhounds 48 +16
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 45 +15
Zachary Roberts Owen Sound Attack 44 +13
Maksim Sushko Owen Sound Attack 33 +12
Penalty Minutes Leaders
Player Team GP PIM M/G
Shaw Boomhower Mississauga Steelheads 43 78 1.81
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 45 72 1.60
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 47 70 1.49
Darian Pilon Sudbury Wolves 47 69 1.47
Drake Pilon Sudbury Wolves 38 68 1.79
Cole Fraser Peterborough Petes 45 66 1.47
Hayden Davis Saginaw Spirit 47 62 1.32
Faceoff Leaders  (wins)
Player Team GP FOA FOW %
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 47 850 510 60.0
Robert Thomas London Knights 45 802 459 57.2
Ben Jones Niagara Ice Dogs 43 803 409 50.9
Jason Willms Barrie Colts 47 684 359 52.5
Nate Schnarr Guelph Storm 34 664 333 50.2
Jack Studnicka Oshawa Generals 43 602 318 52.8
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67’s 39 559 311 55.6
Greg Meireles Kitchener Rangers 46 660 309 46.8
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 45 561 302 53.8
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 47 604 301 49.8
Philip Matthew Niagara Ice Dogs 45 563 287 51.0
Longest Goal Scoring Streak
Player Team From To Gms Goals
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 10/12 10/23 6 11
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 11/18 11/26 5 6
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 11/27 12/9 5 6
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 12/11 12/30 4 7
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 12/3 12/15 4 5
Longest Assist Streak
Player Team From To Gms Assts
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 1/17 1/29 6 8
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 12/3 12/16 5 5
Joseph Garreffa Kitchener Rangers 11/11 11/20 5 7
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 10/23 11/5 5 5
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 9/25 10/6 5 9
Longest Point Streak
Player Team From To Gms Pts
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 12/16 1/19 12 21
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 12/4 12/28 8 12
Lucas Chiodo Barrie Colts 1/1 1/19 8 10
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 12/11 1/7 7 14
Jack Studnicka Oshawa Generals 12/18 12/9 7 11
Shot Attempt Leaders
Player Team GP S/A
Owen Tippett* Mississauga Steelheads 45 221
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 47 198
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 41 185
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 45 174
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 45 139
Shots On Goal Leaders
Player Team GP SOG
Jonah Gadjovich* Owen Sound Attack 41 144
Nick Suzuki* Owen Sound Attack 45 133
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 45 121
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 47 115
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 47 89
Goaltenders Leaders – Goals Against Average (Min 10 games)
Player Team GP Min GA Avg
Michael DiPietro* Windsor Spitfires 35 2069 74 2.15
Matthew Villalta Soo Greyhounds 18 906 41 2.72
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 35 1964 104 3.18
Kyle Keyser Oshawa Generals 18 915 54 3.54
Jake McGrath Sudbury Wolves 27 1449 93 3.85
Goaltending Leaders – Save Percentage (Min 10 games)
Player Team GP SH SVS SV%
Michael DiPietro* Windsor Spitfires 35 990 916 0.925
Matthew Villalta Soo Greyhounds 18 429 388 0.904
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 35 996 892 0.896
Jake McGrath Sudbury Wolves 27 858 765 0.892
Kyle Keyser Oshawa Generals 18 496 442 0.891
Goaltending Leaders – Wins
Player Team GP W L OL
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 35 22 7 5
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 35 16 14 4
Matthew Villalta Soo Greyhounds 18 12 1 0
Jake McGrath Sudbury Wolves 27 11 9 5
Aidan Hughes Sarnia Sting 14 6 4 2
Goaltending Leaders – Shutouts
Player Team GP SO
Michael DiPietro* Windsor Spitfires 35 5
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 35 2
Jake McGrath Sudbury Wolves 27 1

While we take great care in compiling stats, refer to the OHL website for official stats. 

OHL Draft Eligible Player of the Month for December

December was one of the toughest months I’ve ever had coming up with the top performer among the Ontario Hockey League’s draft eligible players as there were literally a hand full of performances that, if you picked one over another you couldn’t go wrong.

With that out of the way, I’ve decided to go with Windsor Spitfires’ goaltender Michael DiPietro.

DiPietro started eight games during the month and came in in relief in the final game of 2016 with just 3 minutes remaining. He posted a 6-2-0-0 record with a jaw dropping 1.50 goals against average and .940 save percentage.

Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

DiPietro posted three consecutive shutouts with a shutout streak that lasted 202 minutes and 57 seconds. Thus, he was named the OHL Player of the Week and the Canadian Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Week.

The scale tipped in DiPietro’s favor because he kept the Spitfires within striking distance of the Soo Greyhounds for top spot in the Central Division despite missing top scorers Logan Brown and Gabriel Vilardi for almost the entire month.

Also considered were Mississauga Steelheads’ teammates, forward Owen Tippett (11 goals, 6 assists in 12 games), and defenceman Nicolas Hague (5 goals, 8 assists in 12 games) as well as Soo Greyhounds defenceman Conor Timmins (3 goals, 9 assists in 10 games), and a pair of Owen Sound Attack forwards, Nick Suzuki (5 goals, 10 assists in 9 games) and Jonah Gadjovich (9 goals, 5 assists in 9 games).

Previously

November – Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound Attack

October – Gabriel Vilardi – Windsor Spitfires

September – Greg Meireles – Kitchener Rangers

Attack’s Michael McNiven named Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Montreal Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 1 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including two shutouts for a goals-against-average of 0.33 and save percentage of .986.

McNiven stopped 73 of 74 shots faced last week helping the Attack extend their winning-streak to seven games and improving their record to 23-13-1-0 for fifth place in the Western Conference standings.  He opened the second half of the 2016-17 campaign in perfect form recording two straight shutouts following the holiday break including a 23-save performance Wednesday as second star of a 3-0 win over the North Bay Battalion, then a 28-save effort Friday to blank the Kitchener Rangers 3-0 on the road.  His week wrapped up on New Year’s Day making 22 saves as part of a 5-1 win over the Barrie Colts however bringing an end to his personal shutout streak at 174:38.  McNiven becomes the third straight goaltender to claim the OHL’s weekly award, and fifth different netminder recognized so far this season.

Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack. Photo by Terry Wilson/OHL Images.
Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack. Photo by Terry Wilson/OHL Images.

A 19-year-old from Georgetown, ON, McNiven is playing in his third career season with the Attack who chose him in the fourth round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection.  Carrying an overall record of 18-7-1-0, McNiven now leads the OHL with a 2.16 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage.  His three shutouts so far this season give him nine over his career bringing him one shy of Jordan Binnington’s franchise record of 10.  McNiven was signed by the Canadiens to an entry-level contract as a Free Agent in 2015.

Watch video highlights of McNiven and the Attack against the Battalion, Rangers, and Colts.

Also considered for the award this week was Florida Panthers prospect Jonathan Ang of the Peterborough Petes who led the league with seven points in three games including a goal and six assists.  2017 NHL Draft prospect Conor Timmins also had a strong weekend on the blue line for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds scoring twice with four assists for six points in three games, while Canadiens prospect Jeremiah Addison of the Windsor Spitfires scored five goals in three games.

2016-17 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Michael McNiven (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Max Jones (London Knights)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Matt Luff (Hamilton Bulldogs)

OHL’s Draft Eligible Statistical Leaders as Of December

Happy New Year!

As we enter the New Year, December has come to a close and we’ll look at the Ontario Hockey League’s statistical leaders among players eligible for the 2017 National Hockey League Draft.

While there are players that are still eligible, since they were passed over in 2016, we did not include them. The list is entirely of players eligible for the first time.

Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack) and Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads) have opened up a lead in the points race over third place Morgan Frost (Soo Greyhounds). Suzuki leads the way with 47 points followed closely by Tippett with 45 points. Frost sits 11 points back of the leader with 36 points. Tippett has an over whelming lead in the goal scoring department with 29, 9 more than Suzuki.

Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

The top two defenceman leading in the scoring race among rearguards have also opened up a bit of a gap. Conor Timmins (Soo Greyhounds) leads defenders with 34 points. He has a 4 point lead over Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads). There is a 10 point gap between Hague and Noel Hoefenmayer (Ottawa 67’s), who comes in third with 20 points.

Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires) leads in all goaltending categories including shutouts (4) that lead the entire league.

We’ve added some categories this month: longest goal scoring streak, longest assist streak, longest point streak, shot attempts and shots on goal to name a few.

Players with an asterisk (*) also lead the league in that category.

While we take great care in the stat keeping, please refer to the OHL website for official stats.   Goaltenders ranked are minimum 4 games played.

Points Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 36 20 27 47
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 36 29 16 45
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 37 13 23 36
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 33 16 19 35
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 33 16 19 35
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 35 16 18 34
Robert Thomas London Knights 34 11 23 34
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 37 6 28 34
Mattew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 35 18 15 33
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 36 17 16 33
Goal Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G GPG
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 36 29 0.81
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 36 20 0.56
Mattew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 35 18 0.51
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 36 17 0.47
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 30 17 0.57
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 33 16 0.48
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 35 16 0.46
Linus Nyman Kingston Frontenacs 35 16 0.46
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67’s 29 14 0.48
Macauley Carson Sudbury Wolves 37 14 0.38
Assist Leaders
Player Team GP A APG
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 37 28 0.76
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 36 27 0.75
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 37 25 0.68
Robert Thomas London Knights 34 23 0.68
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 37 23 0.62
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 33 19 0.58
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 35 18 0.51
Greg Meireles Kitchener Rangers 32 17 0.53
Lucas Chiodo Barrie Colts 34 17 0.50
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 35 17 0.49
Defencemen Point Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 37 6 28 34
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 36 13 17 30
Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 67’s 31 7 13 20
Adam Thilander North Bay Battalion 32 3 15 18
Brady Lyle North Bay Battalion 36 3 12 15
Eememi Rasanen Kingston Frontenacs 35 3 12 15
Tom Hedberg Barrie Colts 28 3 11 14
Markus Phillips Owen Sound Attack 36 4 8 12
Plus/Minus Leaders
Player Team GP +/-
Robert Thomas London Knights 34 +25
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 37 +25
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 30 +18
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 36 +18
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 36 +18
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 35 +12
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 33 +11
Liam Hawel Soo Greyhounds 37 +10
Gabriel Vilardi Windsor Spitfires 19 +9
Elijah Roberts Kitchener Rangers 34 +9
Penalty Minutes Leaders
Player Team GP PIM M/G
Shaw Boomhower Mississauga Steelheads 33 70 2.12
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 35 62 1.77
Drake Pilon Sudbury Wolves 28 60 2.14
Darian Pilon Sudbury Wolves 37 59 1.59
Cole Fraser Peterborough Petes 34 54 1.59
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 35 54 1.54
Hayden Davis Niagara Ice Dogs 34 48 1.41
Faceoff Leaders  (wins)
Player Team GP FOA FOW %
Robert Thomas London Knights 34 659 380 57.7
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 35 623 364 58.4
Jack Studnicka Oshawa Generals 35 501 264 52.7
Ben Jones Niagara Ice Dogs 31 506 254 50.2
Jason Willms Barrie Colts 34 486 253 52.1
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 36 456 245 53.7
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 37 474 239 50.4
Nate Schnarr Guelph Storm 23 468 234 50.0
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67’s 29 414 224 54.1
Matthew Philip Niagara Ice Dogs 36 424 219 51.7
Longest Goal Scoring Streak
Player Team From To Gms Goals
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 10/12 10/23 6 11
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 11/18 11/26 5 6
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 11/27 12/9 5 6
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 12/11 4 7
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 12/3 12/15 4 5
Longest Assist Streak
Player Team From To Gms Assts
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 12/3 12/16 5 5
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 10/23 11/5 5 5
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 9/25 10/6 5 9
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 11/25 12/8 5 7
Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 67’s 10/1 10/9 5 5
Longest Point Streak
Player Team From To Gms Pts
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 12/4 12/28 8 12
Jack Studnicka Oshawa Generals 12/18 12/9 7 11
Maksim Sushko Owen Sound Attack 10/9 10/26 7 9
Lucas Chiodo Barrie Colts 11/12 11/26 7 8
Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 67’s 9/25 10/9 7 8
Shot Attempt Leaders
Player Team GP S/A
Owen Tippett* Mississauga Steelheads 36 183
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 36 142
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 35 137
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 30 125
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 35 107
Shots On Goal Leaders
Player Team GP SOG
Nick Suzuki* Owen Sound Attack 36 108
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 30 99
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 36 96
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 35 76
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 35 73
Goaltenders Leaders – Goals Against Average
Player Team GP Min GA Avg
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 26 1520 56 2.21
Matthew Vallalta Soo Greyhounds 14 730 32 2.63
Riley Daniels Owen Sound Attack 7 367 18 2.94
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 29 1632 88 3.24
Kyle Keyser Oshawa Generals 13 667 37 3.33
Goaltending Leaders – Save Percentage
Player Team GP SH SVS SV%
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 26 683 627 0.918
Matthew Vallalta Soo Greyhounds 14 345 313 0.907
Jake McGrath Sudbury Wolves 18 562 506 0.900
Aidan Hughes Sarnia Sting 9 305 274 0.898
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 29 817 729 0.892
Goaltending Leaders – Wins
Player Team GP W L OL
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 26 16 5 4
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 29 13 11 4
Matthew Vallalta Soo Greyhounds 14 10 1 0
Jake McGrath Sudbury Wolves 18 8 6 2
Anthony Poppvich Guelph Storm 14 6 6 1
Goaltending Leaders – Shutouts
Player Team GP SO
Michael DiPietro* Windsor Spitfires 26 4
Jake McGrath Sudbury Wolves 18 1
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 29 1

Conor Timmins – Soo Greyhounds – Player Profile

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 182 pounds

Date of birth: September 18, 1998

Hometown: Thorold, Ontario

Position: Defence

Shoots: Right

OHL Draft: Round 4, 79th overall, 2014 Priority Selection

A graduate of the Southern Tier Admirals Midget AAA squad, Conor Timmins scored 4 goals and 18 assists in 32 games during the 2013-2014 season that led to being a fourth-round selection, seventy-ninth overall, at the 2014 Ontario Hockey League’s Priority Selection.

The following season, Timmins went on to play for the Thorold Blackhawks of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (Junior B). In 15 games for the Blackhawks, Timmins registered 2 goals and 8 assists. A mid-season trade sent him to the St Catherines Falcons for Nicholas Prestia (now playing College Hockey). He would also appear in 15 games for the Falcons, scoring 5 goals and 3 assists. He would add 3 goals and 5 assists in 13 playoff games.

Conor Timmins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Conor Timmins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Last season, Timmins made the leap to the OHL. In his rookie season, he would play in 60 games and contribute 4 goals and 9 assists. He would miss being eligible for the 2016 National Hockey League Draft by just three days.

This season has seen Timmins development curve crescent higher than many anticipated. He has taken over as the Greyhounds top defender from the likes of Colton White (New Jersey Devils – 97th overall in 2015) and Gustav Bouramman (Minnesota Wild – 201st overall in 2015).

Timmins plays in any situation for the Greyhounds. Despite being “only” 6’1” he plays with the physical intensity of someone more like 6’5”. He does not shy away from the physical battles in corners, along the boards or in front of his own goal. He can and does throw open ice hits. He’s even been seen taking a faceoff or two in his own zone a la Raymond Bourque. His plus-24 to date speaks volumes to his two-way game.

An off-season regiment to advance his skating and overall strength has certainly bolstered Timmins.

Offensively, Timmins thinks the game very well and along with his vision makes him dangerous from the point. Whether its finding seams to set up teammates or getting a diversity of shots through to the goal, he is very proficient. He quarterbacks the OHL’s 8th most potent powerplay exceptionally well. He ranks fifth among Greyhounds in powerplay goals with 3 and second in powerplay assists with 7.

At the halfway point of the season, Timmins is tied for sixth among all OHL defencemen in scoring with 28 points in 32 games and tied with Mississauga Steelheads’ Nicolas Hague among draft eligible defencemen.

Timmins continues to rise in draft rankings. He began the season on NHL Central Scouting’s list as a C prospect and moved up to a B prospect on their November list. If he continues this pace on what could be a deep playoff run for a young, talented and dynamic Greyhounds roster, moving all the way up to an early second round selection at the NHL Draft is a real possibility.

Conor Timmins

This is the profile page of Conor Timmins at http://www.eliteprospects.com

 

OHL’s Draft Eligible Statistical Leaders as of November 30, 2016

The one name that appears a few times in various categories and probably very few expected to see is that of Soo Greyhounds defenceman Conor Timmins.

The 6’1”, 182 pound second year defenceman has already surpassed his totals of last season (4G, 9A, 13PTS, 20PIM) and is having a fine season at both ends of the ice. Born on September 18,1998, Timmins missed being eligible for the 2016 National Hockey League Draft by three days.

Conor Timmins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Conor Timmins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Timmins is tied for second among the Ontario Hockey League’s draft eligible players in assists with Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack. Both have 18 assists, two shy of leader Owen Tippet on the Mississauga Steelheads.

Timmins leads all draft eligible defencemen in the scoring race with three goals to go along with his eighteen assists. Those twenty-one points are four better than Mississauga Steelheads’ defender Nicolas Hague. He also ranks fifth among all OHL defencemen in the scoring race.

You will also find Timmins near the top of plus/minus and penalty minutes. Timmins ranks seventh in plus/minus with the only draft eligible defenceman ahead of him being Elijah Roberts of the Kitchener Rangers. Timmins ranks fifth in penalty minutes among draft eligible players, tops among defencemen.

Here are the leaders among players eligible for the NHL draft for the first time:

Points Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 16 18 34
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 24 18 10 28
Matthew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 26 16 12 28
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 25 11 15 26
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 27 6 20 26
Robert Thomas London Knights 25 9 16 25
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 27 11 13 24
Lucas Chiodo Barrie Colts 26 9 15 24
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67’s 26 14 9 23
Macauley Carson Sudbury Wolves 27 13 10 23
Goal Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G GPG
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 24 18 0.75
Matthew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 26 16 0.62
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 16 0.59
Linus Nyman Kingston Frontenacs 25 14 0.56
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67’s 26 14 0.54
Macauley Carson Sudbury Wolves 27 13 0.48
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 25 11 0.44
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 27 11 0.41
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 25 10 0.40
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 26 10 0.38
Assist Leaders
Player Team GP A APG
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 27 20 0.74
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 18 0.67
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 27 18 0.67
Greg Meireles Kitchener Rangers 25 16 0.64
Robert Thomas London Knights 25 16 0.64
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 25 15 0.60
Lucas Chiodo Barrie Colts 26 15 0.58
Joseph Garreffa Kitchener Rangers 25 14 0.56
Gabriel Vilardi Windsor Spitfires 16 13 0.81
Adam Thilander North Bay Battalion 24 13 0.54
Defencemen Point Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 27 3 18 21
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 23 8 9 17
Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 67’s 22 7 9 16
Adam Thilander North Bay Battalion 24 3 13 16
Eemeli Rasanen Kingston Frontenacs 25 3 9 12
Tom Hedberg Barrie Colts 22 3 8 11
Brady Lyle North Bay Battalion 27 3 8 11
Nick Grima Peterborough Petes 19 2 9 11
Plus/Minus Leaders
Player Team GP +/-
Robert Thomas London Knights 25 +17
Elijah Roberts Kitchener Rangers 25 +16
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 +12
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 25 +11
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 26 +11
Matthew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 26 +11
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 27 +10
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 21 +9
Macauley Carson Sudbury Wolves 27 +9
Gabriel Vilardi Windsor Spitfires 16 +7
Penalty Minutes Leaders
Player Team GP PIM M/G
Drake Pilon Sudbury Wolves 21 50 2.38
Shaw Boomhower Mississauga Steelheads 23 49 2.13
Darian Pilon Sudbury Wolves 27 44 1.63
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 25 41 1.64
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 27 37 1.37
Cole Fraser Peterborough Petes 25 35 1.40
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 26 35 1.35
Faceoff Wins
Player Team GP FOA FOW %
Robert Thomas London Knights 25 503 292 58.1
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 25 422 252 59.7
Nate Schnarr Guelph Storm 21 434 217 50.0
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67’s 26 378 209 55.3
Jason Willms Barrie Colts 26 356 191 53.7
Jack Studnicka Oshawa Generals 26 365 191 52.3
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 347 175 50.4
Greg Meireles Kitchener Rangers 25 372 173 46.5
Adam Ruzicka Sarnia Sting 26 358 169 47.2
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 27 323 167 51.7
Goaltenders Leaders – Goals Against Average
Player Team GP Min GA Avg
Matthew Villalta Soo Greyhounds 10 528 21 2.39
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 17 1034 44 2.55
Chris McGonigle Kitchener Rangers 3 179 8 2.68
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 22 1223 65 3.19
Riley Daniels Owen Sound Attack 6 307 17 3.32
Minimum 3 games
Goaltending Leaders – Save Percentage
Player Team GP SH SVS SV%
Chris McGonigle Kitchener Rangers 3 127 119 0.937
Matthew Villalta Soo Greyhounds 10 235 214 0.911
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 17 483 439 0.909
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 22 635 570 0.898
Jake McGrath Sudbury Wolves 12 410 368 0.898
Minimum 3 games