Ottawa 67s center Sean Monahan arguably is the best 2013 NHL Draft-eligible player in the Ontario Hockey League. In case anyone was pondering an argument, Monahan had five points in two games and extended his point-scoring streak to seven games.
Monahan, a 6-foot-2, 186-pound center who received an A rating in NHL Central Scouting's preliminary rankings of players to watch for the 2013 NHL Draft, started his weekend with a pair of assists in a 6-1 win against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
A day later, he scored two goals and added an assist in a 4-3 shootout win against the Sudbury Wolves.
"He's a real smart play-making guy," NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards told NHL.com. "He gets pucks through traffic, has real good hands, real good play-making ability. He's got an excellent shot, gets it off real quick, gets himself involved in battles for pucks, crashes around. He hardly ever comes off the ice -- he's used in every situation, double- and triple-shifted at times."
Monahan now has 27 points, tied for fifth in the league. During his scoring streak, he has four goals and 11 assists.
Here is how a few other 2013 draft-eligible OHL players performed over the weekend:
* Kitchener Rangers left wing Brent Pederson scored two goals in a 5-1 win Friday against the Windsor Spitfires. Teammate Joshua Sterk had three assists and Justin Bailey -- an A-ranked skater in Central Scouting's preliminary rankings -- had a goal and an assist.
* Monahan's teammate, left wing Steven Janes, had a goal and two assists in Friday's win against Sault Ste. Marie, and added two assists in the shootout win Saturday against Sudbury.