Kyrou becomes first OHL player to reach 100 points this seasonby Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues
Blues prospect Jordan Kyrou recorded a career-high seven-point performance Sunday to guide his Sarnia Sting to a 9-0 win against the Flint Firebirds.
Kyrou had four goals in the game, which was also a career high, and added three assists to move into a tie with Ottawa Senators prospect Aaron Luchuk for first in the OHL in scoring with 99 points.
So how did Kyrou follow up that performance?
Just with another assist Tuesday, giving him sole possession of No. 1 overall in the League in points (100) and assists (65). A second-round pick of the Blues (No. 35 overall) in 2016, Kyrou is the first player in the OHL this season to reach the 100-point mark.
Kyrou was also named the OHL Player of the Week for the third time this season.
"I don't really focus on it too much," he told the Sarnia Observer about his jaw-dropping stats. "I just go out there and play and try to help my team win, and whatever happens, happens."
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Perhaps even more impressive is that Kyrou reached the 100-point mark first despite missing nine games this season to represent Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championships in December / January.
It's no wonder teams at the trade deadline were calling GM Doug Armstrong to inquire about Kyrou and the Blues other top forward prospects. But according to Armstrong, that's where the trade conversations ended.
"We got a lot of phone calls about our four top forward prospects in (Klim) Kostin, (Tage) Thompson, (Robert) Thomas and (Jordan Kyrou)," Armstrong said after the deadline. "(That's) something we didn't want to entertain at this point where our team is at."