3 Players to Watch | Mississauga at Ottawa
The Ottawa 67’s host a rare mid-week matchup against Mississauga on Wednesday. The boys are looking to bounce back after a pair of losses last weekend and get back in the win column against the Steelheads.
The younger brother of Montreal Canadiens draft pick Will Bitten, Sam has been playing well as of late. The 67’s rookie centers the Barber Poles third line and picked up three goals this past weekend, including his first career multi-goal game against Gatineau. Keep your eye on this local product (Gloucester native) as he looks to carry his big weekend into Wednesday.
Hudson Wilson has silently been playing well on the Barber Poles backend lately. The 6’3”, 200 lbs defenceman is a +5 over the last seven games, which has elevated Hudson into a first place tie amongst 67’s blueliners.
In his third season in Ottawa, Wilson has not been well-known for his offensive efforts, but set a career high in points and assists this season. Don’t expect a lights out offensive performance from him, but this defensive defenceman may chip in while playing some shutdown D on Wednesday night.
Owen Tippett has been ripping it up in Mississauga since being sent down by the Florida Panthers. Tippett, who was selected 10th overall in last year’s NHL draft, although eligible was not invited to Canada’s World Junior Selection camp this year.
Tippett has since proved that may have been a mistake. In his past eight games, the power forward has racked up 20 points (12G, 8A), including five multi-goal efforts. Tippett shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon and is certainly going to be a factor in Wednesday’s game.
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