Throughout the 27 weeks of the Ontario Hockey League season, a group of 14 OHL media and independent scouts voted for their three stars in each of the 27 weeks during the season. Only skaters eligible for the National Hockey League draft for the first time were eligible as well as any OHL goaltender available for the draft.
Using a point system, we tallied all the votes and come up with the 3 stars for the season.
This season, a record 38 players were named as one of the three stars at least once. There were 12 goaltenders named one of the 3 stars at least once, also a record.
Here are the 3 stars for the 2013-2014 season:
1st Star – Alex Nedeljkovic – Plymouth Whalers: Nedeljkovic was named first star on two occasions and second star on 4 occasions this season. Among draft eligible goaltenders, Nedeljkovic was first in save percentage (second in the league) at .925, first in minutes played (fourth in the league) with 3436, first in shootout wins (also first in the league) with 6, third in wins (eighth overall) with 26 and fifth in goals against average (eighth overall) at 2.88.
In the season ending coach’s poll, Nedeljkovic was voted second best shootout goaltender in the Western Conference by OHL coaches. Throughout the season, Nedeljkovic has been our top ranked goaltender available for the draft from the OHL.
Nedeljkovic was a 6th round pick, 132nd overall by the Whalers in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection and is in his 2nd OHL season. He was named CHL Goaltender of the week for the week of Sep 23 – Sep 29 and Feb 24 – Mar 2.
2nd Star – Robby Fabbri – Guelph Storm: Fabbri finished the season as the first star of the week twice, second star once and third star two times. He finished fourth in scoring among draft eligible players with 87 (14th overall), first in goals (fourth overall) with 45, first in game winning goals (also first overall) with 11 and first in plus/minus (11th overall) with a plus 45.
In the season ending coach’s poll, Fabbri was voted the second most dangerous player around the goal in the Western Conference. He was also voted the second most improved player in the conference.
Fabbri was a 1st round selection, 6th overall, by the Storm in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection and is in his 2nd OHL season.
3rd Star – Nikolay Goldobin – Sarnia Sting: Goldobin ended the season being named the first star once, second star once and third star three times. Among draft eligible players he finished second in points (seventh overall) with 94. He finished fourth in goals (fifteenth overall) with 38, third in assists (ninth overall) with 56, and the second longest consecutive game point streak (third overall) at 22 games.
In the coach’s poll, Goldobin was named the Western Conference’s second best playmaker, third most dangerous around the goal area and the 3rd best shot.
Goldobin was a 1st round pick, 36th overall, in the 2012 CHL Import Draft.