Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Ryan Kujawinski of the Kingston Frontenacs is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending September 30 after recording five points in two games scoring twice with three assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
Kujawinski helped lift the Frontenacs to a pair of victories over the weekend beginning Friday night where he picked up three assists as second star when the club erased a 5-3 third period deficit to comeback and beat the Erie Otters 6-5 in overtime. On Sunday afternoon he received first star honours with two goals in a 5-4 win over the Niagara IceDogs giving the Frontenacs their best start to a season since 1997-98 with a perfect 3-0-0-0 record as the only undefeated team remaining in the OHL.
Kujawinski, a 17-year-old from Iroqouis Falls, ON, is playing in his second OHL season. Eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Kujawinski was a first round pick of the Sarnia Sting in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection but finished his rookie campaign with the Frontenacs where he scored 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points in 30 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Boone Jenner of the Oshawa Generals who scored four goals and four assists for eight points in three games, and Montreal Canadiens prospect Brady Vail of the Windsor Spitfires who picked up three goals and four assists for seven points in three games. In goal, Detroit Red Wings prospect Jake Paterson of the Saginaw Spirit posted a 1-0-1-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.46 and save percentage of .955.
2012-13 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ryan Kujawinski, Kingston Frontenacs
Sept. 20 –Sept. 23: Seth Griffith, London Knights