Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Kitchener Rangers’ forward Jason Akeson is the OHL Player of the Week after scoring an incredible 15 points in three games for the week ending November 7. Akeson recorded three goals and 12 assists along with an impressive plus-minus rating of plus-7.
Akeson led the Rangers to three wins including two against Midwest Division rivals the London Knights and recorded four assists in all three contests providing the set-up of all three game-winning goals. His best game was played Friday night at home in an 8-0 win over the Belleville Bulls. He recorded his first career six-point game with two goals and four assists as first star of the game. Against the Knights, Akeson was twice named second star of the game including Thursday night with a goal and four assists in the 8-2 win on the road, and then at home on Sunday with four assists as part of the 5-4 win.
Akeson, a 20-year-old from Orleans, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season with the Rangers. A free agent invite to the Anaheim Ducks Training Camp this season, Akeson currently leads the OHL in scoring with 34 points in 17 games.
Fellow Rangers Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan Murphy receive honourable mention for the award this week after each recording nine points in three games. Landeskog scored five goals and four assists also matching Akeson’s plus-minus rating of plus-7, while Murphy led all defencemen with a goal and eight assists. In goal, JP Anderson of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors won three games including a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 0.67 and save percentage of .973.
2010-11 OHL Players of the Week:
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Justin Shugg, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack
Oct. 11 – 17: Garrett Wilson, Owen Sound Attack
Oct. 4 – 10: Nathan Moon, Kingston Frontenacs
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters
Sept. 23 – Sept. 26: Alex Aleardi, Plymouth Whalers