Justin Shugg Named OHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Justin Shugg of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors is the OHL Player of the Week with a league-high six points scoring three goals and three assists in the first four games of the Rogers OHL Championship Series against the Owen Sound Attack.

Shugg has recorded a point for the Majors in all four games of the Rogers OHL Championship Series against the Attack beginning with an assist as part of a 5-2 win in Game one last Tuesday night.  He followed that with his best performance of the series scoring two goals as first star of a 6-2 win last Thursday night in Game two.  He also picked up a pair of assists despite a 6-5 overtime loss on Friday, and scored the lone goal for the Majors in a 2-1 overtime loss on Sunday.  With the series tied 2-2 the Majors host the Attack in Game five on Tuesday night.

Shugg, a 19-year-old from Niagara Falls, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season and is a Carolina Hurricanes prospect selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.  Shugg led the Majors in regular season scoring with 87 points in 66 games and has 16 points in 17 playoff games.  He will be competing for this third straight MasterCard Memorial Cup title after winning back-to-back championships as a member of the Windsor Spitfires.

Also considered for the award this week was Robby Mignardi of the Owen Sound Attack who scored five goals in four games, and Majors’ forward Devante Smith-Pelly who scored four goals and one assist for five points in four games.  In goal, Michael Zador of the Attack went 2-0 with a pair of overtime victories with a goals-against-average of 2.63 and save percentage of .924.

2010-11 OHL Playoff Players of the Week:

May 2 – May 8: Justin Shugg, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Apr. 25 – May 1: Matt Petgrave, Owen Sound Attack

Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Garrett Wilson, Owen Sound Attack

Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Darren Archibald, Niagara IceDogs

Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Tom Kuhnhackl, Windsor Spitfires

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