LA Kings prospect Arthur Kaliyev was awarded the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the highest-scoring right winger in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The New York native finished fifth overall in scoring with 98 points, 44 goals and 54 assists, in 57 games.
In his third season with the team, Kaliyev set a new single-season record for assists, while also becoming the Bulldogs' all-time leader in both career points (248) and goals (126).
Kaliyev was the OHL's Player of the Month for October. His season was highlighted by 29 different multi-point performances including a career-high five-point effort on January 9th in Niagara.
The former second-round pick of the Bulldogs in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection finished with the League's second-highest total of 288 shots on goal as he becomes the first Hamilton player in OHL history to earn the award.
The Kings selected Kaliyev in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft. He follows in the footsteps of former Kings forward Jim Fox as well as recent Kings winger Tyler Toffoli in winning the award.
Video: Kings draft F Arthur Kaliyev No. 33
The Jim Mahon Trophy was first presented following the 1971-72 season by the players and management of the Peterborough Petes in memory of their right winger Jim Mahon who was accidentally killed that summer.
Justin Brazeau of the North Bay Battalion was last year's recipient with 113 points in 68 games scoring 61 goals with 52 assists. Recent winners also include Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting in 2018, Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters in 2017, Kevin Labanc of the Barrie Colts in 2016, and Mitch Marner of the London Knights in 2015.