Throughout the 25 weeks of the Ontario hockey League season, a group of independent scouts and media people voted on the OHL’s draft eligible players as the 3 stars for each week. At the end of the season, we tabulated those votes in a scoring system and come up with the three stars of the season.
This is the fourth season of doing this now and it is by far the closest voting to date. The previous three season’s winners were: Malcolm Subban (2011-2012), Shane Prince (2010-2011) and Tyler Seguin (2009-2010).
Here are your 2012-2013 draft eligible 3 stars:
1st Star- Kerby Rychel-Windsor Spitfires: Rychel finished the season tied for points among draft eligible players, first in goals, third in assists and second in powerplay goals. He led his squad in goals, assists and points during the regular season. He was named the week’s first star on 3 occasions, second star once and third star once.
2nd Star-Sean Monahan-Ottawa 67’s: Monahan ended the year third in points, second in assists, fourth in goals and second in powerplay goals. Like Rychel, he led his team in goals, assists and points despite missing ten games. He was named the week’s first star on 3 occasions and second star once.
3rd Star-B Horvat-London Knights: Horvat finished fifth in points, third in goals and first in powerplay goals among draft eligible players. He finished third on the Knights in points and tied for second in goals. He was named the week’s first star once, second star three times and third star once.
Honorable mentions were Max Domi of the London Knights, Jason Dickinson of the Guelph Storm and Charlie Graham of the Belleville Bulls.
I’d like to thank all those that participated throughout the season and look forward to doing it again next season. Would also like to wish the best to all the players heading into the playoffs and for the NHL Draft in June.