Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Performers of the Month for October, 2009.
All Weather Windows OHL Player of the Month – Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires
Taylor Hall led the OHL in scoring during the month of October with 27 points including 11 goals and 16 assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-11 in 14 games for the Windsor Spitfires. He recorded points in 11 of his 14 games played including seven multi-point games. His month was highlighted by a five-point game on October 4 in a 6-3 win over the Kingston Frontenacs as first star of the game. Hall was also named the Boston Pizza OHL and CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 25 after registering back-to-back four-point games including first star performances October 22 in a 5-2 win over the London Knights and October 23 in an 8-4 win over the Owen Sound Attack.
Hall, a 17-year-old from Kingston, ON, is in his third OHL season with the Spitfires and will represent the club on Team OHL in the 2009 Subway Super Series against Team Russia. He currently leads the OHL in scoring with 17 goals and 21 assists for 38 points in 19 games played. Hall is eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
OHL Rookie of the Month – Ivan Telegin, Saginaw Spirit
Ivan Telegin led all OHL rookies in October scoring with 16 points for the Saginaw Spirit including seven goals and nine assists in 12 games with a plus-minus rating of plus-7. He opened the month with points in six straight games forming a nine-game scoring streak that began September 19 in just his second career OHL game. He was held scoreless in just two games and finished October with two straight three-point games including October 30 with a goal and two assists in a 6-1 win over the Sarnia Sting, and on October 31 with two goals and one assist as second star of the 5-4 shootout win over the Windsor Spitfires.
Telegin, a 17-year-old from Novokuznetsk, Russia, currently leads all OHL rookies in scoring with a rookie-best 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points in 16 games played. Eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Telegin was selected by the Spirit in the first round, 42 overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft.
OHL Defenceman of the Month – Cam Fowler, Windsor Spitfires
Cam Fowler led all OHL defencemen in scoring during October with 17 points in 14 games for the Windsor Spitfires. He scored three goals and collected 14 assists and just four penalty minutes with a league-leading plus-minus rating of plus-22 in a month where the Spitfires produced a record of 10-2-0-2. In 14 games Fowler never finished with a negative plus-minus rating and finished a career-best plus-5 on October 23 in an 8-4 win over the Owen Sound Attack where he registered one assist. In addition to being named third star of the game twice this month, he was named first star of the October 12 game against the Sudbury Wolves scoring a goal and two assists in the 7-0 win.
Fowler, a 17-year-old from Farmington Hills, Michigan, is playing in his first OHL season and currently leads all defencemen in scoring with 25 points in 19 games with three goals and is tied for the league-lead with 22 assists. Fowler is eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
OHL Goaltender of the Month – Chris Carrozzi, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Chris Carrozzi finished October with a 6-1-0-0 record with a league-low goals-against-average of 1.76 and a save percentage of .935 with two shutouts in goal for the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors. He faced a total of 200 shots making 187 saves including three games with more than 30 saves. His two shutout victories included October 9 where he made 19 saves as second star of a 2-0 win over the Peterborough Petes, and on October 16 where his 22 saves earned him second star honours in a 4-0 win over the Niagara IceDogs.
Carrozzi, a 19-year-old from Nepean, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season with the Majors. He is the only goaltender with a goals-against-average below 2.00 with a mark of 1.81 in 10 games with a save percentage of .933. His two shutouts are tied for second-best in the league. Carrozzi is an Atlanta Thrashers prospect chosen in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.