67's Forward Marco Rossi Awarded the OHL's Eddie Powers Trophy as League Top Scorer
OTTAWA - OTTAWA - The Ontario Hockey League officially awarded Marco Rossi the 2019-2020 Eddie Powers Memorial on Thursday, making it two awards handed to 67's in consecutive days, after Austen Keating was announced as Overage Player of the Year on Wednesday.
The Austrian centreman, who is also a top prospect for the upcoming 2020 NHL Entry Draft, scored 39 goals and collected 81 assists for a CHL leading 120-point season in only 53 games, making him also the first player to collect 120 points in a season in the OHL since Alex DeBrincat in 2017.
"Thank you to the Ontario Hockey League for awarding me the Eddie Powers Trophy," says Rossi. "I am extremely grateful to receive this recognition. This award is truly a team award, and I want to thank the entire first-class 67's organization for their support over the 2019-20 season. From the ownership group, to the management staff, to the coaching staff, to the training staff, to my teammates, to my billeting family, to my immediate family, to the fans and to everyone who had a helping hand for me during this last season and the time leading up to it: Thank you! I am honored and forever grateful to receive this prestigious award."
A two-year 67, Rossi was drafted by the club in the first round, 18th overall, of the 2018 CHL Import Draft. In 109 games with the Barber Poles, he has totaled 68 goals and 117 assists for 185 points, already making him the highest scoring European in 67's history.
"Marco plays a team game and the way that he shares the puck with his teammates was a pleasure to watch this season. The fact that Marco was able to lead such a talented group of peers in league scoring, while maintaining the highest standard of defensive play, makes this achievement even more remarkable," said 67's General Manager, James Boyd.
The last 67's player to win the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy was Tyler Toffoli, when he had split the honours with Kitchener's Jason Akeson with a tie at 108 points in the 2010-2011 season.
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