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Taylor Hall of the Windsor Spitfires named OHL rookie of the year

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TORONTO - Windsor Spitfires forward Taylor Hall was named winner of the Emms Family Award as the Ontario Hockey League's rookie of the year Wednesday.

The 16-year-old from Kingston, Ont., led all rookies with 45 goals. He also had 39 assists and finished second among OHL freshmen with 84 points in 63 games.

Hall also helped Canada win gold at the under-18 world championship last week in Russia.

He received 89 points in voting by OHL general managers, well ahead of Mikkel Boedker from the Kitchener Rangers who was second with 31. Casey Cizikas of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors was third with 28 points.

The trio was also named to the OHL all-rookie team, with Hall on the left wing, Cizikas at centre and Boedker on the right side.

Ryan Ellis of Windsor and Cameron Gaunce of Mississauga were named the defencemen while Josh Unice of Kitchener was chosen in goal.

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