Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Dane Fox of the Erie Otters is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 1 after scoring six goals and two assists for eight points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Fox recorded three multi-point performances helping the Otters win all three games last week moving them into sole possession of first place in the OHL standings with a 23-4-1-0 record. On Thursday night the Otters picked up a huge 6-4 win over Midwest Division rivals the second place Guelph Storm with Fox scoring two goals as second star of the 6-4 victory. The Otters finished the week with back-to-back wins over the Mississauga Steelheads beginning Friday night on the road where Fox recorded his first hat-trick of the season and second of his career which included his league-best 30th goal of the season as first star of the 6-0 win. Fox earned third star honours at home on Saturday with a goal and two assists as third star of the 7-1 win over the Steelheads.
Fox, a 20-year-old from Thamesville, ON, is playing in his fifth OHL season and second full campaign with the Otters. He currently ranks second in OHL scoring behind teammate Connor Brown with 54 points in 28 games including a career-high 31 goals along with 23 assists. His 54 points equals his career-high set in 2011-12 in 62 games split between the Otters and the London Knights where he began his career.
Fellow Otter and Washington Capitals prospect Andre Burakovsky also produced eight points in three games scoring three goals and five assists, while 2014 NHL Draft prospect Spencer Watson of the Kingston Frontenacs was also considered for the award after scoring four goals and two assists for six points in three games. In goal, the Fronts’ Matt Mahalak won two starts with a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .982.
2012-13 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Nov. 25 – Dec. 1: Dane Fox (Erie Otters)
Nov. 18 – Nov. 24: Zac Leslie (Guelph Storm)
Nov. 11 – Nov. 17: Alex Fotinos (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 4 – Nov. 10: Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Oct. 28 – Nov. 3: Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 21 – Oct. 27: Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Scott Kosmachuk (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)
Sept. 23 – Sept 29: Gemel Smith (Owen Sound Attack)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Generals)