Toronto–On Thursday Cory Pecker of the Erie Otters was named the recipient of the Leo Lalonde Trophy as the Ontario Hockey League’s Overage Player of the Year.
Pecker, 20, finished 2nd in the OHL in goals with 53 and picked up 99 points in 56 games. Pecker also leads all active OHL players in goals with 155 over his 5 year OHL career.
The Montreal, Quebec native missed 6 weeks of action after suffering a broken arm near the end of October. Pecker led the Otters in scoring and was named the right winger of the OHL’s 1st All-Star team.
Nathan Robinson of the Belleville Bulls and David Chant of the Barrie Colts finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the voting.
Pecker was the first Otter to win the awards and the 2nd player in franchise history to do so. Stan Drulia won the award while playing with the Niagra Falls Thunder in 1988-89.
The Leo Lalonde Trophy was donated by the trainers of the Ontario Hockey League in memory of the late Leo Lalonde, former cheif scout of NHL Central Scouting.