Otters’ Strome, DeBrincat lead record day in OHL

The Erie Otters entered their final game of the season with two goals in mind: to earn their 50th win and to secure the OHL scoring title for Dylan Strome. It was mission accomplished on Sunday.

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.


Name Team GP G A PTS
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

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