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Otters' Connor McDavid Named Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week

April 27, 2015 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) News Release

Toronto, ON - The Ontario Hockey League today announced that 2015 NHL Draft top prospect Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 26 after leading the league with nine points in three games scoring seven goals and two assists.

McDavid earns the award for the second time this post-season helping the Otters take a 2-1 series lead against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL's Western Conference Championship Series. On Sunday night he extended his playoff point-streak to 12-straight games with a pair of goals including a brilliant breakaway marker scored shorthanded, followed by the game-winner earning second star honours in the 4-2 Game 3 win. In Game 2 on Friday night he had a four-point performance with two goals including the game-winner plus two assists in the 5-2 win, and opened the series with a natural hat-trick scored in a 6-3 Game 1 loss on Thursday earning third star honours. McDavid and the Otters continue the OHL Western Conference Final for the Wayne Gretzky Trophy with Game 4 Thursday night against the Greyhounds on Sportsnet 360.

McDavid, an 18-year-old from Newmarket, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the Otters. The OHL playoff scoring leader has 32 points in 12 games after finishing the regular season campaign with 120 points in 47 games. McDavid is the top ranked skater for the 2015 NHL Draft appearing first in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings.

Watch video highlights of McDavid and the Otters against the Greyhounds in Game 1, Game 2, and Game 3 of the OHL's Western Conference Championship Series.

Also considered for the award this week was the Greyhounds' Nick Ritchie and the Otters' Dylan Strome. Ritchie, an Anaheim Ducks prospect, scored three goals and two assists for five points while Strome, a 2015 NHL Draft prospect, scored two goals and two assists for four points in three games. In goal, Jake Smith of the North Bay Battalion posted a win and an overtime loss in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Championship Series for the Bobby Orr Trophy against the Oshawa Generals with 68 saves for a goals-against-average of 0.99 and save percentage of .971.

2014-15 Pioneer Energy OHL Playoff Player of the Week:

Apr. 20 - Apr. 26: Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)

Apr. 13 - Apr. 19: Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Generals)

Apr. 6 - Apr. 12: Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)

Mar. 30 - Apr. 5: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)

Mar. 23 - Mar. 29: Dante Salituro (Ottawa 67's)

2014-15 Pioneer Energy OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:

Mar. 16 - Mar. 22: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)

Mar. 9 - Mar. 15: Sam Bennett (Kingston Frontenacs)

Mar. 2 - Mar. 8: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)

Feb. 23 - Mar. 1: Anthony DeAngelo (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Feb. 16 - Feb. 22: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)

Feb. 9 - Feb. 15: Sergey Tolchinsky (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Feb. 2 - Feb. 8: Sam Babintsev (Mississauga Steelheads)

Jan. 26 - Feb. 1: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)

Jan. 19 - Jan. 25: Anthony DeAngelo (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Jan. 12 - Jan. 18: Remi Elie (Erie Otters)

Jan. 5 - Jan. 11: Trevor Murphy (Windsor Spitfires)

Dec. 28 - Jan. 4: Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie Colts)

Dec. 15 - Dec. 21: Chris Bigras (Owen Sound Attack)

Dec. 8 - Dec. 14: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)

Dec. 1 - Dec. 7: Max Domi (London Knights)

Nov. 24 - Nov. 30: Taylor Dupuis (Sarnia Sting)

Nov. 17 - Nov. 23: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)

Nov. 10 - Nov. 16: Justin Bailey (Kitchener Rangers)

Nov. 3 - Nov. 9: Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm)

Oct. 27 - Nov. 2: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)

Oct. 20 - Oct. 26: Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)

Oct. 13 - Oct. 19: Cole Cassels (Oshawa Generals)

Oct. 6 - Oct. 12: Nikita Korostelev (Sarnia Sting)

Sept. 29 - Oct. 5: Joseph Blandisi (Barrie Colts)

Sept. 22 - Sept. 28: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)

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