Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Vancouver Canucks prospect Frank Corrado of the Sudbury Wolves is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 28 after scoring one goal and six assists for seven points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.
Corrado becomes the first defenceman to claim the award this season in a week highlighted by a career-best five assist performance on Friday night as first star of a 7-2 win over the Niagara IceDogs. On Saturday the Wolves captain recorded one assist despite a 3-1 loss to the Owen Sound Attack, then scored his first goal of the season on Sunday in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Mississauga Steelheads.
Corrado, a 19-year-old from Woodbridge, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season with the Wolves. Selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks, Corrado has 16 points in 16 games so far this season and will compete for Team OHL at the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series Monday November 12 in Sarnia, ON.
Also considered for the award this week was Montreal Canadiens prospect Alex Galchenyuk of the Sarnia Sting who scored three goals and three assists for six points in three games. Minnesota Wild prospect Tyler Graovac of the Ottawa 67’s played two games including a five-point performance with a hat-trick and two assists. In goal, Peterborough Petes rookie Michael Giugovaz made 80 saves in two games with a goals-against-average of 1.44 and save percentage of .964.
2012-13 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Frank Corrado, Sudbury Wolves
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Hunter Garlent, Guelph Storm
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Dylan Smoskowitz, Mississauga Steelheads
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Joshua Leivo, Sudbury Wolves
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ryan Kujawinski, Kingston Frontenacs
Sept. 20 –Sept. 23: Seth Griffith, London Knights