While it’s disappointing that Connor McDavid was a healthy scratch in Erie’s regular season-ending game with the Niagara IceDogs, there was still plenty to cheer about in a wild 8-7 Otters win that saw a number of records broken.
To start, Dylan Strome now owns the Otters’ single-season points record, finishing with an OHL-best 129 thanks to a six-point outing on Sunday.
Secondly, Alex DeBrincat became the first Otters rookie to score 50 goals and record 100 points in a season, finishing the season with 51 markers and 104 points.
With DeBrincat reaching 100 points on the season, this marks the first time in 30 years that the OHL has had three teams (Erie, London and Barrie) with three players at 100 points or more on the season.
It’s also the first time since the 2006-07 season that the OHL has had nine of its top 10 scorers with 100 or more points.
Finally, this season marks the first time that the top-three OHL scorers (Strome, London’s Mitch Marner and McDavid) are all just 17 years old—the NHL draft looks promising, indeed.
2014-15 OHL SCORING LEADERS
|Dylan Strome||Erie Otters||68||45||84||129|
|Mitchell Marner||London Knights||63||44||82||126|
|Connor McDavid||Erie Otters||47||44||76||120|
|Joseph Blandisi||Barrie Colts||68||52||60||112|
|Christian Dvorak||London Knights||66||41||68||109|
|Kevin Labanc||Barrie Colts||68||31||76||107|
|Alex DeBrincat||Erie Otters||68||51||53||104|
|Andrew Mangiapane||Barrie Colts||68||43||61||104|
|Max Domi||London Knights||57||32||70||102|
|Tyler Bertuzzi||Guelph Storm||68||43||55||98|