• 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 challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers