Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Phoenix Coyotes prospect Max Domi of the London Knights is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 2 with six points in three games scoring twice with four assists along with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
Domi earns the award for a second time this season after helping the Knights pick up three wins on their Eastern Conference road trip extending the club’s winning-streak to five games. On Thursday night he had an assist as part of a 9-4 win over the North Bay Battalion, then earned first star honours on Friday night in Sudbury where the club honoured Dale Hunter by retiring his Wolves number 15 jersey. In that contest he scored a shorthanded goal plus an assist in the Knights’ 3-2 win. Domi and the Knights then rolled into Barrie on Saturday for their third game in three nights facing the Colts in a rematch of last year’s OHL Championship Series. The Knights emerged with a 5-4 win with Domi scoring the game-winner and adding two assists as second star of the victory.
Domi, an 18-year-old from Toronto, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the Knights. Selected by the Coyotes 12th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, he has 25 goals and 45 assists for 70 points in 44 games and is tied for seventh in OHL scoring with teammate Chris Tierney.
Also considered for the award this week was defenceman Jesse Graham of the Saginaw Spirit who scored three goals and two assists for five points in three games, and Washington Capitals prospect Andre Burakovsky of the Erie Otters who had four goals and two assists for six points in four games. In goal, Dalen Kuchmey of the Windsor Spitfires picked up two wins in two starts including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .982.
2013-14 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Jan. 27 – Feb. 2: Max Domi (London Knights)
Jan. 20 – Jan. 26: Josh Ho-Sang (Windsor Spitfires)
Jan. 13 – Jan. 19: Justin Nichols (Guelph Storm)
Jan. 6 – Jan. 12: Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Dec. 30 – Jan. 5: Franky Palazzese (Sudbury Wolves)
Dec. 16 – Dec. 29: Remi Elie (Belleville Bulls)
Dec. 9 – Dec. 15: Max Domi (London Knights)
Dec. 2 – Dec. 8: Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts)
Nov. 25 – Dec. 1: Dane Fox (Erie Otters)
Nov. 18 – Nov. 24: Zac Leslie (Guelph Storm)
Nov. 11 – Nov. 17: Alex Fotinos (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 4 – Nov. 10: Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Oct. 28 – Nov. 3: Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 21 – Oct. 27: Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Scott Kosmachuk (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)
Sept. 23 – Sept 29: Gemel Smith (Owen Sound Attack)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Generals)