Marco Rossi of Ottawa 67's Terry Wilson

What we Know Now: Marco Rossi Favored To Win Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy

We Want To Know…What You Want To Know 2019/20

(Edition #1)

With the OHL season winding down and many playoff races still to be decided, teams are in a fight to finish strong heading into the post-season. There are some other races left to be decided, however, with the ever popular scoring-title looking like it’ll come down to the final game to decide who wins the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy.

Jason Robertson of the Kingston Frontenacs/Niagara IceDogs won the title in 2018/19 with 117 points.

With a goal of 100 voters we came in with 72 votes. Awesome! Thanks for your time and we appreciate your thoughts as we are just fans just like you!!

 

Results

Your Winner:

Ontario Hockey League Leading Scorer Marco Rossi Of Ottawa 67’s (Photo By Terry Wilson/OHLImages)

Ottawa 67’s centre Marco Rossi was chosen by 49 percent of the vote as most likely to win the scoring title.

The 2020 NHL draft-eligible has had an outstanding season so far. In 50 games, as of Feb27, he’s collected 34 goals and 71 assists for an outstanding 105 points, helping guide the 67’s to an impressive 44-11-0-1 record and a lead in overall OHL standings.

The 5-foot-nine, 187 pound native of Austria was selected in the first round of the 2018 CHL Import Draft rocketing up the draft rankings ever since. During his 2018/19 rookie campaign he notched 29 goals and 36 assists in 53 games. This season he played his 100th career game Feb 20 in North Bay.

The accurate shooter has shown off the ability to utilize his shot in high percentage areas sitting 39th in shots-on-goal, yet, his 34 goals have him 14th amongst league-leaders. Shooting an average of 3.52 shots-per-game he’s had a season-high 12 shot output (PBO at OTT- Dec 29) with 11 games of five-plus shots. He has eight multi-goal games and two hattricks with a three-goal performance versus Kingston on Nov 27 coming on personal season-high six point night. He doesn’t need many shots to light the lamp requiring only six shots for six goals over a three-game span versus Kingston including that game on the 27th.

It’s his ability to help set-up teammates that really makes Rossi’s talents’ shine. The highly-intelligent centre has eight games where he’s assisted at least three times including a season-high five assist night versus Hamilton on Oct 20. The 71 total assists lead the league, and when combined with his goal total, he has top-spot in the race for the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy with 105 points and a three-point cushion on second place Cole Perfetti.

A sound two-way player, Rossi also leads the OHL in plus/minus with a +61 rating as of publishing.

2nd Place:

Favored First Round Pick at the 2020 NHL Draft Cole Perfetti of the Saginaw Spirit. (Photo By Terry Wilson/OHLImages)

Cole Perfetti of the Saginaw Spirit garnered 26 percent of votes finishing second. He has 34 goals and 67 assists for 102 points sitting three back of Rossi. Also a 2020 NHL Draft eligible player, the ever-dangerous Perfetti has more shots-on-goal than Rossi, but he only sits four back of the Ottawa leader in assists. The creative native of Whitby, ON has 67 assists placing him second in the OHL behind Rossi in both points (102) and assists. On Feb 12 in Sault Ste. Marie, Perfetti ha five helpers becoming the fastest player in Saginaw’s history to record 100 assists.

Third Place:

Nashville Predators 2019 first pick and 24th overall selection Philip Tomasino In Action With Oshawa Generals. (Photo By Terry Wilson/OHLImages)

Just behind Perfetti with 25 percent of votes is Oshawa Generals forward Phil Tomosino. The Mississauga, ON native has been on fire for the Generals with 39 points in 21 games since arriving in Oshawa after an early January trade from the Niagara IceDogs. The Nashville Predators 2019 first-round pick has teamed up with Brett Neumann to form a deadly-duo as both sit in top-six in OHL goal scoring. He scored two goals in each of his first three games for Oshawa with a two-goal, five-point debut on Jan 9 in Windsor. His 39 goals are more than both Rossi and Perfetti and sits just eight points shy of 200 for his career.

 

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Watch for the results next week of our latest poll out Feb 28 at @Network_OHL. You can vote until Monday, Mar 2 on….the best goaltender in the OHL??.