Thursday, November 05, 2009

Telegin, Fowler win monthly OHL honors

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Performers of the Month for October, 2009.

OHL Rookie of the Month – Ivan Telegin, Saginaw Spirit

Ivan Telegin led all OHL rookies in October scoring with 16 points for the Saginaw Spirit including seven goals and nine assists in 12 games with a plus-minus rating of plus-7. He opened the month with points in six straight games forming a nine-game scoring streak that began September 19 in just his second career OHL game. He was held scoreless in just two games and finished October with two straight three-point games including October 30 with a goal and two assists in a 6-1 win over the Sarnia Sting, and on October 31 with two goals and one assist as second star of the 5-4 shootout win over the Windsor Spitfires.

Telegin, a 17-year-old from Novokuznetsk, Russia, currently leads all OHL rookies in scoring with a rookie-best 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points in 16 games played. Eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Telegin was selected by the Spirit in the first round, 42nd overall, in the 2009 CHL Import Draft.

OHL Defenceman of the Month – Cam Fowler, Windsor Spitfires

Cam Fowler led all OHL defencemen in scoring during October with 17 points in 14 games for the Windsor Spitfires. He scored three goals and collected 14 assists and just four penalty minutes with a league-leading plus-minus rating of plus-22 in a month where the Spitfires produced a record of 10-2-0-2. In 14 games Fowler never finished with a negative plus-minus rating and finished a career-best plus-5 on October 23 in an 8-4 win over the Owen Sound Attack where he registered one assist. In addition to being named third star of the game twice this month, he was named first star of the October 12 game against the Sudbury Wolves scoring a goal and two assists in the 7-0 win.

Fowler, a 17-year-old from Farmington Hills, is playing in his first OHL season and currently leads all defencemen in scoring with 25 points in 19 games with three goals and is tied for the league-lead with 22 assists. Fowler is eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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