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McDavid named OHL Rookie of the Month

Thursday, 11.01.2012 / 5:37 PM / Prospects

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McDavid named OHL Rookie of the Month
Erie Otters center Connor McDavid is off to quite a start in the Ontario Hockey League.

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid is off to quite a start in the Ontario Hockey League.

Just one day after being added to the Subway Super Series, McDavid was named the OHL's Rookie of the Month for October on Thursday. The Toronto native had six goals and six assists in 10 games.

The third player to receive "exceptional player" status by Hockey Canada for early entry into the OHL, McDavid has a league-leading 14-game point-scoring streak and leads all OHL rookies with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists). He notched at least a point in each of the 10 games he played in October.

Wednesday, McDavid was selected to represent the OHL at the 2012 Subway Super Series, which will take place next Thursday against Team Russia in Guelph, Ontario. McDavid will be the youngest to play in that event, which helps determine Team Canada's roster at the World Junior Championships.

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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday