Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Anthony Luciani of the Erie Otters is the OHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 3 scoring six goals and three assists for nine points in four games.
With the Otters facing elimination down 3-1 to the Windsor Spitfires in their first round best-of-seven playoff series, Luciani recorded back-to-back four-point games including a career-high four-goal game on Friday night in Game five. His fourth goal of the game counted as the overtime winner claiming first star honours in the 6-5 victory. Another 6-5 overtime score was the result in Game six on Sunday where Luciani scored twice and added two assists including one on Brett Thompson’s game-winner as third star of the game. His week also included an assist in Wednesday’s 7-4 Game four loss, while being held pointless in Monday’s 6-2 loss to the Spitfires in Game three. The Otters will visit the Spitfires for Game seven of the series on Tuesday night at the WFCU Centre.
Luciani, a 20-year-old from Maple, ON, is playing in his third and final OHL season with the Otters. This season he set a career-high for points with 78 in 54 games played scoring 29 goals and 49 assists.
Also considered for the award this week was Luciani’s teammate Phil Varone who led the league with 10 points in four games scoring two goals and eight assists. Adrian Robertson of the Windsor Spitfires produced eight points in four games scoring twice and adding six assists. In goal, Michael Zador of the Owen Sound Attack was perfect stopping all 48 shots faced in 123 minutes of action to earn two wins including one shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000.
2010-11 OHL Playoff Players of the Week:
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Anthony Luciani, Erie Otters
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
2010-11 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
Feb. 28 – Mar. 6: JP Anderson, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Feb. 21 – Feb. 27: Taylor Beck, Guelph Storm
Feb. 14 – Feb. 20: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters
Feb. 7 – Feb. 13: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Brett Thompson, Erie Otters
Jan. 24 – Jan. 30: Cody Lindsay, Ottawa 67’s
Jan. 17 – Jan. 23: Seth Griffith, London Knights
Jan. 10 – Jan. 16: Nicklas Jensen, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 3 – Jan. 9: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Dec. 27 – Jan. 2: Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack
Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Colin Behenna, Barrie Colts
Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Nick Ebert, Windsor Spitfires
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Ryan Strome, Niagara IceDogs
Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
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