By @StefanKubus –
Following in the footsteps of Mitch Marner and Connor McDavid, Alex DeBrincat has captured the Red Tilson Trophy as the Ontario Hockey League’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year.
DeBrincat, a Farmington Hills native, posted 65 goals and 127 points in just 63 games this season with his Erie Otters. He led all players in goals and points, scoring 17 more goals and 18 more points than the next closest players in those categories. His plus-60 rating was also good for third in the league behind only teammates Taylor and Darren Raddysh.
— Z – Erie Otters (@ErieOtters) May 5, 2017
His 65 goals set a single-season record for the Otters and eclipsed the 50-goal mark for the third straight year, becoming just the second player in league history to do so (former Red Wings forward Dale McCourt in 1974-77). DeBrincat is just the third Otter to hit the 300 career-point mark and eighth in the league’s modern era to post three consecutive 100-point campaigns.
In his three seasons in Erie, DeBrincat – a second-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2016 – has amassed 167 goals and 332 points in 191 games.
DeBrincat and his Otters are currently battling Mississauga for the OHL playoff title. and he has picked up where he left off in the regular season. DeBrincat has posted 31 points in 18 games thus far to lead the OHL playoffs in scoring.
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