KNIGHTS’ CENTURY MAN
As taken from the OHL website.
Mitchell Marner of the London Knights became the first Ontario Hockey League player to reach the 100-point milestone scoring a goal and one assist as part of a 4-1 home win over the Saginaw Spirit on Family Day.
Marner opened the scoring for the Knights with his 38th goal of the season at the 16:43 mark of the first period, and later set-up Matt Rupert on the powerplay at 12:01 of the third period for his 62nd helper of the season. See his 100th point here.
The sophomore forward enters the Knights’ record books with the 46th 100-point season in franchise history and the first since John Tavares in 2008-09. Tavares is the last of six Knights who captured the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as OHL scoring champion following Patrick Kane in 2007, Rob Schremp in 2006, Corey Perry in 2005, Jason Allison in 1994, and Dave Simpson in 1982.
The 17-year-old from Thornhill, ON, is a top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft and was listed seventh among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in their Midterm Rankings. Marner, who turns 18-years-old on May 5, becomes the third youngest Knight to reach the milestone following Sam Gagner in 2006-07 and Jason Allison in 1992-93 who were also NHL Draft prospects during their respective 100-point seasons.
Marner is also the first 17-year-old to reach 100-points since 2011 when Ryan Strome of the Niagara IceDogs and Nail Yakupov of the Sarnia Sting hit the century mark.
Last season there were three 100-point scorers in the OHL including the Erie Otters tandem of Connor Brown and Dane Fox, along with Guelph Storm forward Scott Kosmachuk. Coming into this season, a total of 42 players have scored 100-points since the start of the 2004-05 campaign.
The Otters’ Dylan Strome currently sits second in OHL scoring with 98 points in 54 games, while Marner’s teammate Christian Dvorak is third with 96 points in 53 games played.
Knights All-Time 100-Point Seasons:
Bold names indicate OHL scoring leaders
2008-09: John Tavares 104PTS (58G 46A) 56GP
2006-07: Patrick Kane 145PTS (62G 83A) 58GP
2006-07: Sergei Kostitsyn 131PTS (40G 91A) 59GP
2006-07: Sam Gagner 118PTS (35G 83A) 53GP
2005-06: Rob Schremp 145PTS (57G 88A) 57GP
2005-06: David Bolland 130PTS (57G 73A) 59GP
2005-06: Dylan Hunter 117PTS (32G 85A) 62GP
2004-05: Corey Perry 130PTS (47G 83A) 60GP
2004-05: Dylan Hunter 104PTS (31G 73A) 67GP
2003-04: Corey Perry 113PTS (40G 73A) 66GP
1993-94: Jason Allison 142PTS (55G 87A) 56GP
1993-94: Dave Gilmore 117PTS (48G 69A) 61GP
1992-93: Jason Allison 118PTS (42G 76A) 66GP
1992-93: Brad Smyth 109PTS (54G 55A) 66GP
1991-92: Chris Taylor 122PTS (48G 74A) 66GP
1991-92: Chris Crombie 100PTS (45G 55A) 66GP
1990-91: Chris Taylor 128PTS (50G 78A) 65GP
1989-90: Chris Taylor 105PTS (45G 60A) 66GP
1988-89: Tim Taylor 114PTS (34G 80A) 61GP
1986-87: Jean-Marc MacKenzie 105PTS (49G 56A) 63GP
1985-86: Greg Puhalski 101PTS (38G 63A) 58GP
1984-85: Dave Lowry 120PTS (60G 60A) 61GP
1983-84: Scott Morrison 120PTS (47G 73A) 70GP
1983-84: Brian Bradley 100PTS (40G 60A) 49GP
1982-83: Scott Morrison 119PTS (44G 75A) 65GP
1982-83: Brian Bradley 119PTS (37G 82A) 67GP
1981-82: Dave Simpson 155PTS (67G 88A) 68GP
1981-82: Chris McCauley 114PTS (47G 67A) 66GP
1979-80: Wayne Thompson 121PTS (47G 74A) 68GP
1979-80: Dino Ciccarelli 103PTS (50G 53A) 62GP
1977-78: Dino Ciccarelli 142PTS (72G 70A) 68GP
1977-78: Jim MacRae 112PTS (50G 62A) 68GP
1976-77: Jim MacRae 109PTS (50G 59A) 66GP
1976-77: Steve Stockman 108PTS (59G 49A) 66GP
1976-77: Dan Eastman 104PTS (31G 73A) 66GP
1975-76: Vern Stenlund 119PTS (44G 75A) 64GP
1974-75: Dennis Maruk 145PTS (66G 79A) 65GP
1973-74: Dennis Maruk 112PTS (47G 65A) 69GP
1972-73: Dennis Ververgaert 147PTS (58G 89A) 63GP
1972-73: Reg Thomas 135PTS (52G 83A) 61GP
1972-73: Dennis Maruk 113PTS (46G 67A) 59GP
1972-73: Andy Spruce 103PTS (34G 69A) 63GP
1971-72: Dennis Ververgaert 117PTS (44G 73A) 62GP
1971-72: Reg Thomas 104PTS (49G 55A) 61GP
1971-72: Randy Osburn 100PTS (43G 57A) 63GP