OHL’s Draft Eligible Player of the Month – October

Although it feels like spring out there it is November and that means it’s time to look at our draft eligible player of the month for October.

And he is: Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters.

Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters. Photo by Aaron Bel/OHL Images
Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters. Photo by Aaron Bel/OHL Images

Through the month of October, DeBrincat played in 12 games scoring a league leading 16 goals and adding 7 assists for 23 points – also for the league lead – and finishing a plus 8. DeBrincat’s 16 goals came off of 57 shots on goal good for 28.07 shooting percentage.  He also went 28 for 59 in the faceoff circle or 47.4 winning percentage.

DeBrincat was on fire to start the month scoring 5 goals versus the Niagara Ice Dogs on October 1st in Niagara and almost repeated the feat at home scoring 4 goals on October 9th in the rematch. He had seven multi point games and was held off the score sheet just twice. He was named the game’s first star five times and second star once.

DeBrincat was named OHL player of the week for the week ending October 4, 2015 and was runner up for the CHL player of the week for the same period.

Also considered was DeBrincat’s teammate Taylor Raddysh who scored 4 goals and added 13 assists in 12 games and the Mississauga Steelheads’ Alexander Nylander with 9 goals and 9 assists in 13 games. In goal, the London Knights’ Tyler Parsons played all but 60 minutes of the Knights’ games and posted a 9-1-1-0 record with a 2.55 goals against average and .915 save percentage with one shutout.