No. 1 – LW Jonah Gadjovich (Owen Sound, OHL)
The second OHL player on this week’s list and at the top is forward Jonah Gadjovich, who continues to generate points by doing what he does best – being hungry for rebounds and wreaking havoc in front of the opposition netminder.
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In three games this past week, Gadjovich had three goals and six points. In the game against the Guelph Storm, he had a season-high 13 shots on goal, scoring two and assisting on another.
He is now on a nine-game points streak with 14 points in that span. He still has yet to go more than two games in a row without a point. In fact, he has only been held off the scoresheet four games this season.
The latest point streak now has Gadjovich had 14 goals and 25 points in 19 games. Most impressive, perhaps, is his 102 shots on net. He is the only OHL player averaging more than 5 shots per game.
Gadjovich is likely set to join DiPietro on Team Canada for the World Juniors. His ability to battle in front of the net, screen goaltenders, tip shots and bury rebounds is unique in this year’s class of CHL players, from what the Canada-Russia series showed.
Kole Lind makes a triumphant return
Speaking of the Canada-Russia series and the World Juniors, WHL’s Kole Lind is also vying for a spot on Team Canada. He returned to the Kelowna Rockets lineup after missing nearly three weeks with mono, scoring a goal and an assist on his first game back. He is maintaining a 1.71pt/g pace, good for eight in the WHL and the best among WHL right wingers.
The World Juniors are coming up, with the roster decisions coming in the coming weeks. How many Canucks prospects will we see make the World Juniors and who will make the Olympics in South Korea?
The list does not start and end with Elias Pettersson, that’s for sure.