• In 2011-12, Harper finished third on the Otters, and second among rookies, with 35 points in 63 games (24-11--35). His 24 goals also led all 16-year-old players in the OHL. Harper was selected as Erie’s Rookie of the Year for his efforts.
• He won a bronze medal with Team Ontario at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring two goals in five games.
• A Burlington minor hockey product, Harper recorded a team-leading 38 goals and 24 assists in 55 games with the Eagles minor midget team in 2010-11.
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round