Video: 2013 Subway Super Series – Slater Koekkoek, Windsor Spitfires

By Ken McKenna
Slater Koekkoek - Team OHL

Photo: Windsor Spitfires defenseman and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Slater Koekkoek is currently among the top scoring defensemen in the OHL in 2013-14 (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)


The Windsor Spitfires have been on a roll of late, putting up a 9-1-0-0 record in their last 10 games. The hot streak has gotten the club into the thick of the OHL's Western Conference race, although they are still nine points behind the conference-leading Erie Otters.

One Spitfires' player that has stepped up his game this season is defenseman Slater Koekkoek. The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect came over to the Spitfires from the Peterborough Petes in a deal made back in January of this year.

Koekkoek is making the most of the change of scenery this season, as he finds himself as the top point-producing defender on the Spitfires' roster, along with sitting among the top five offensive defensemen in the OHL. In 21 games in 2013-14, Koekkoek has scored six goals and added 14 assists for 20 points, while his +20 rating is tied for first in the OHL.

Koekkoek's strong start has not gone unnoticed as he was chosen to take part in the first of the OHL's two games against Russia in the 2013 Subway Super Series. Koekkoek spoke with Hockey's Future prior to the game in Oshawa for this HF video.

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