Sarnia Sting defenseman Anthony DeAngelo is off to a blazing start leading not only the draft eligible defensemen in scoring but all defensemen with 21 points in 14 games. Is closest draft counterpart is the Barrie Colts Aaron Ekblad with 13 points. That puts DeAngelo on pace for a 102 point season. To put that into perspective, Jordan Subban led draft eligible defenseman in scoring last season with 51 points. In 2011-2012 it was Cody Ceci with 60 points. The only defenseman to break the 100 point mark in the new millennium, draft eligible or otherwise, was Ryan Ellis when he posted 101 points. It may seem embarrassing to quote my early season prediction, but I won't hide from it:
Ekblad will lead OHL draft eligible d-men in goals, McKeown will lead them in assists and DeAngelo will lead them in points, #SaveThisTweet— Dominic Tiano (@dominictiano) October 3, 2013
Brendan Perlini of the Niagara Ice Dogs leads draft eligible players in scoring with 29 points in 15 games. He’s second in the league 2 points behind Connor Brown of the Erie Otters. That puts Perlini on pace for 131 points. Compare that to last season’s draft eligible players where Kerby Rychel and Max Domi finished tied with 87 points apiece.
Below are your draft eligible statistical leaders following week 6 of the OHL season. Players include those eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft for the first time only. Goaltenders include all those eligible for the draft. For official OHL stats, always refer to the OHL website