Friday, February 05, 2010

Seguin, O'Connor earn OHL honors

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Performers of the Month for January, 2010.

All Weather Windows OHL Player of the Month – Tyler Seguin, Plymouth Whalers

Tyler Seguin of the Plymouth Whalers led the OHL with 26 points in 13 January games scoring 10 goals and 16 assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-4 to capture this award for the second straight month. He recorded points in 11 of his 13 games played including nine multi-point games. He was named first star of the game four times this month including twice when named the Boston Pizza OHL and CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 24 after two consecutive four-point games. He scored two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win over the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors on January 22 and a goal with three assists in a 4-2 win over the Peterborough Petes January 23. Seguin also competed as captain of Team Orr at the 2010 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Seguin, an 18-year-old from Brampton, Ont., currently leads the OHL in scoring with 37 goals and 47 assists for 84 points in 47 games so far in his second season with the Whalers. He is eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and recently competed for the Western Conference All-Stars at the 2010 OHL All-Star Classic in Kingston.

OHL Defenceman of the Month – Ryan O’Connor, Saginaw Spirit

Ryan O’Connor of the Saginaw Spirit led all OHL defencemen and also led his club with nine goals in January adding six assists for 15 points in 14 games played with a plus-minus rating of plus-2. Five of his goals were scored on the power play and he recorded points in 10 games including five multi-point games. He was named second star of the game twice this month including January 2 with a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over the Kitchener Rangers and again on January 29 when he scored two goals, both with the man advantage, as part of a 7-2 victory over the Sarnia Sting in one if the Spirit’s seven wins this month.

O’Connor, an 18-year-old from Hamilton, Ont., is playing in his second OHL season. Originally selected sixth overall by the Barrie Colts in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection, O’Connor is now eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He is ranked 15th in scoring amongst OHL defencemen with 12 goals and 22 assists for 34 points in 50 games.

Seguin photo by Terry Wilson/OHL Images

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