2017-18 OHL All-Star Teams Include 3 Frontenacs
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the All-Star teams for the 2017-18 OHL regular season.
Red Tilson Trophy winner Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting headlines the First Team All-Stars at right wing after leading the league with a 1.95 points-per-game mark to finish the year with 39 goals and 70 assists for 109 points in 56 games. A pair of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds join the St. Louis Blues prospect at forward including centre Morgan Frost and left winger Boris Katchouk. Frost, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect, finished second in league scoring just ahead of Kyrou recording 112 points in 67 games. Katchouk, a Tampa Bay Lightning prospect, was tenth in league scoring with 85 points in 58 games but led all left side skaters with 42 goals. Defenceman of the Year and Vegas Golden Knights prospect Nicolas Hague of the Mississauga Steelheads occupies the first team blue line with 2018 NHL Draft prospect Evan Bouchard of the London Knights. Both players led their respective teams in scoring with Bouchard tallying 87 points in 67 games including 25 goals, and Hague producing 78 points in 67 games including 35 goals to lead the position. Goaltender of the Year and Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires is this year’s First Team netminder with a league-high seven shutout victories. Coach of the Year Drew Bannister retains First Team honours following a record season of 55 wins and 116 points for the Greyhounds.
The regular season champion Greyhounds lead the way with a total of six representatives including Second Team honourees Taylor Raddysh (Tampa Bay Lightning) at left wing and Conor Timmins (Colorado Avalanche) on defence, along with Matthew Villalta (Los Angeles Kings) in goal for the Third Team. The Barrie Colts had a pair of Second Team representatives including top scorer and Ottawa Senators prospect Aaron Luchuk at centre, coach Dale Hawerchuk, and had defenceman Joey Keane listed on the Third Team. The Kingston Frontenacs also had three representatives voted at their positions including Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jeremy Helvig in goal for the Second Team, Los Angeles Kings prospect Gabe Vilardi at centre on the Third Team, and Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson at right wing on the Third Team. Both the Sarnia Sting and Windsor Spitfires had Third Team reps including defenceman Cam Dineen (Arizona Coyotes) and coach Trevor Letowski respectively bringing both team’s totals to two honourees.
The OHL All-Star Teams were selected by the OHL’s General Managers upon completion of the regular season schedule. Players were voted on by position and received five points for a first place vote, three for a second place vote, and one for a third place vote. In the case of defencemen, the top two selections received five points, the third and fourth selections received three points, and the fifth and sixth selections each received a single point.
2017-18 OHL All-Star Teams (voting points listed following team):
First Team All-Stars:
C – Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 56
LW – Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 76
RW – Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting) 80
D – Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads) 83
D – Evan Bouchard (London Knights) 81
G – Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires) 70 – voted 3rd team in 2016-17
Coach – Drew Bannister (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 79 – voted 3rd team in 2016-17
Second Team All-Stars:
C – Aaron Luchuk (Barrie Colts) 55
LW – Sam Miletic (Niagara IceDogs) 59
RW – Taylor Raddysh (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 31 – voted 3rd team in 2016-17
D – Sean Durzi (Owen Sound Attack) 53
D – Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 43
G – Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs) 65
Coach – Dale Hawerchuk (Barrie Colts) 32
Third Team All-Stars:
C – Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs) 30
LW – Adam Mascherin (Kitchener Rangers) 17 – voted 1st team in 2016-17
RW – Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs) 28
D – Cam Dineen (Sarnia Sting) 32
D – Joey Keane (Barrie Colts) 20
G – Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 21
Coach – Trevor Letowski (Windsor Spitfires) 26