MARNER WINS JIM MAHON MEMORIAL TROPHY
Mitch Marner was awarded the Jim Mahon Memorial trophy as the Ontario Hockey League’s top scoring right-winger on Monday. In his sophomore year with London, Marner tallied 126 points with 44 goals and 82 assists respectively in 63 games. The Thornhill, Ontario native ended the season with a plus/minus of +36 accomplishing an amazing 35 multi-point and 3 six-point games. The Knights assistant captain captured the Pioneer OHL player of the week on three separate occasions helping the team lock in third place in the Western Conference with a 40-24-1 record.
Marner is the ninth London Knight recipient of the award following Seth Griffith (2013), Patrick Kane (2007), David Bolland (2006), Corey Perry (2005, 2004), Maxim Spiridonov (1998), Dino Ciccarelli (1978), and Dennis Ververgaert (1973). The 17-year-old will be entering the upcoming NHL Entry Draft at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida with hopes of hearing his name called by one of the 30 NHL general managers. In January, Marner was ranked 7th overall among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings.