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2019-20 OHL Coaches Poll Winners

The OHL today announced the results of the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches Polls for the 2019-20 OHL regular season. The Coaches Poll provides member club coaches with the opportunity to recognize the top three players in 20 different skill categories within their own conference.

“In the Eastern Conference, the first place Ottawa 67’s led the way with eight players spread out over an impressive 17 different categories. Top 2020 NHL Draft prospect and OHL scoring champion Marco Rossi was included in six different fields, being voted the Conference’s Smartest Player, Best Playmaker and Best Shootout Shooter. Teammate Noel Hoefenmayer was a two-time first place finisher, being recognized with the East’s Hardest Shot and as the Top Offensive Defenceman” (OHL.com).

Below are the categories that the Ottawa 67’s were included in;

Most Underrated Player:
Eastern Conference:
1. Luke Moncada, North Bay Battalion (28)

2. James Hardie, Mississauga Steelheads (22)

T-3. Austen Keating, Ottawa 67’s (15)

T-3. Kyle MacLean, Oshawa Generals (15)
Most Improved Player:
Eastern Conference:
1. Jack Quinn, Ottawa 67’s (29)

2. Tyson Foerster, Barrie Colts (28)

3. Zayde Wisdom, Kingston Frontenacs (16)
Smartest Player:
Eastern Conference:
1. Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67’s (41) – 
finished first in 2018-19
2. Shane Wright, Kingston Frontenacs (17)

3. Akil Thomas, Peterborough Petes (10)
Best Playmaker:
Eastern Conference:
1. Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67’s (45)

2. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Peterborough Petes (17)

3. Philip Tomasino, Oshawa Generals (16)
Most Dangerous in Goal Area:
Eastern Conference:
1. Nick Robertson, Peterborough Petes (36)

2. Arthur Kaliyev, Hamilton Bulldogs (27) 
– finished second in 2018-19
3. Jack Quinn, Ottawa 67’s (21)
Best Shot:
Eastern Conference:
1. Nick Robertson, Peterborough Petes (38)

2. Arthur Kaliyev, Hamilton Bulldogs (25) – 
finished first in 2018-19
3. Jack Quinn, Ottawa 67’s (18)
Hardest Shot:
Eastern Conference:
1. Noel Hoefenmayer, Ottawa 67’s (41)

2. Arthur Kaliyev, Hamilton Bulldogs (24) – 
finished first in 2018-19
3. Nick Robertson, Peterborough Petes (13)
Best Stickhandler:
Eastern Conference:
1. Joseph Garreffa, Ottawa 67’s (35) – 
finished second in Western Conference in 2018-19
2. Nick Robertson, Peterborough Petes (17) – 
finished first in 2018-19
3. Philip Tomasino, Oshawa Generals (16)
Best on Face-Offs:
Eastern Conference:
1. Zach Gallant, Peterborough Petes (36) – 
finished second in 2018-19, second in 2017-18 and first in 2016-17
2. Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67’s (23)

3. Cole Schwindt, Mississauga Steelheads (12)
Best Body Checker:
Eastern Conference:
1. Navrin Mutter, Hamilton Bulldogs (29) – 
finished second in 2018-19
2. Macauley Carson, Sudbury Wolves (18)

3. Kevin Bahl, Ottawa 67’s (14)
Best Shot Blocker:
Eastern Conference:
T-1. Nikita Okhotyuk, Ottawa 67’s (21) – 
finished third in 2018-19
T-1. Jacob Paquette, Peterborough Petes (21)

2. Macauley Carson, Sudbury Wolves (18) – 
finished tied for first in 2018-19
3. Mason Howard, Niagara IceDogs (10)
Best Defensive Forward:
Eastern Conference:
1. Kyle MacLean, Oshawa Generals (24) – 
finished first in 2018-19
2. Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67’s (21)

3. Macauley Carson, Sudbury Wolves (19)
Best Penalty Killer:
Eastern Conference:
1. Kyle MacLean, Oshawa Generals (24)

2. Jacob Paquette, Peterborough Petes (16)

3. Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67’s (15)
Best Offensive Defenceman:
Eastern Conference:
1. Noel Hoefenmayer, Ottawa 67’s (45) – 
finished third in 2018-19
2. Thomas Harley, Mississauga Steelheads (22) – 
finished first in 2018-19
3. Declan Chisholm (Peterborough Petes (18)
Best Defensive Defenceman:
Eastern Conference:
1. Kevin Bahl, Ottawa 67’s (45)

2. Nico Gross, Oshawa Generals (19)

3. Jacob Paquette, Peterborough Petes (17) – 
finished first in 2018-19
Best Shootout Shooter:
Eastern Conference:
1. Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67’s (29)

2. Nick Robertson, Peterborough Petes (23)

3. Philip Tomasino, Oshawa Generals (12)
Best Shootout Goaltender:
Eastern Conference:
1. Cedrick Andree, Ottawa 67’s (32)

2. Hunter Jones, Peterborough Petes (23)

3. Marco Costantini, Hamilton Bulldogs (14)

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