• In 2011-12, Koekkoek recorded 18 points (5-13--18) in 26 games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in November.
• He was recognized by the OHL as the East Division Academic Player of the Month in October 2011.
• In 2010-11, his first season with Peterborough, he tallied 23 points (7-16--23) in 65 games to rank second among Petes defensemen in scoring.
• Koekkoek represented Canada at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Tournament and led the team in defensive scoring with five points in five games. Fellow 2012 NHL Draft prospects and defensemen Matthew Dumba, Griffin Reinhart, Morgan Rielly and Derrick Pouliot also participated in the tournament for Team Canada.
• Koekkoek also played for Team Canada at the 2011 Under-18 World Championship, where he scored two points in seven games and helped lead his country to a bronze medal.
• He won a gold medal playing for Team Ontario at the 2011 Under-17 World Championship, skating with fellow 2012 NHL Draft prospects Matthew Campagna and Brendan Gaunce.
• Koekkoek helped Notre Dame capture a midget AAA National Championship, recording seven points (4-3--7) in seven games. He earned MVP honors despite being two years younger than some of the players in the tournament.
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday