With week 17 of the Ontario Hockey League season in the books, it's time we take a look again at the statistical leaders among players eligible for the 2014 National Hockey League Draft.
As in previous weeks, only the skaters eligible for the first time are included. However, all goaltenders available for the draft from the OHL are included.
The Sarnia Sting's Nikolay Goldobin and Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs have both surpassed Oshawa Generals' Michael Dal Colle in the scoring race. Goldobin leads the way with 68 points followed by Bennett with 66 points. Dal Colle drops to third with 64 points.
The Frontenacs have three players with the potential of being first round picks at the draft and all three are top 5 in plus/minus. Roland McKeown sits atop the leaders with a plus 28. Bennett with a plus 26 and Spencer Watson with a plus 22 sit third and fifth respectively.
For the majority of the season, in fact until last week, Anthony DeAngelo of the Sarnia Sting was the only draft eligible player to average at least one assist per game. DeAngelo continues to lead with 42 assists, but Bennett joins him at averaging one assist per game and sits at 40. DeAngelo continues to lead not only draft eligible defensemen in scoring, but all defensemen despite playing in fewer games.
While we take great care in accumulating the stats, always refer to the OHL website for official stats.