Otters’ Darren Raddysh named OHL’s most outstanding defenceman


Defenceman Darren Raddysh of the Erie Otters. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

TORONTO — Darren Raddysh of the Erie Otters has been named the Ontario Hockey League’s most outstanding defenceman for the 2016-17 season.

Raddysh led all OHL defencemen in scoring with 81 points (16 goals, 65 assists) in 62 games, and finished the season with a plus-62 defensive rating.

The 21-year-old from Caledon, Ont., is the first Otter to win the Max Kaminsky Trophy as top defenceman, and the first OHL player to also win the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy as overage player of the year in the same season.

"It’s a huge honour," Raddysh said in a statement. "There were a lot of great defencemen this year and to be recognized as the top defenceman…I’m speechless. I can’t find the words to express how truly honoured I am to accept this award."


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