Greyhounds’ Raddysh competes in record 77th career playoff matchup
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Taylor Raddysh made OHL history on Friday as his 77th career playoff game set a new league record.
The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect had an assist as the Greyhounds fell to the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs by a score of 6-4 and now trail 3-2 in their Rogers OHL Championship Series matchup.
Raddysh surpassed former record holder Bryan Cameron (Belleville/Barrie, 76 GP) to top a list that also includes such names as Lance Galbraith (Ottawa, 75 GP), Marc Cantin (Belleville/Mississauga, 75 GP) and Wade Gibson (Ottawa/North Bay/Sault Ste. Marie, 74 GP).
Raddysh eyes record in #OHLChampionship run.
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Raddysh’s OHL playoff journey included a trip to the Rogers OHL Championship Series as a rookie in 2015 as an Erie Otters team led by star Connor McDavid fell to the eventual Mastercard Memorial Cup champion Oshawa Generals in five games. Raddysh reached the Western Conference Championship Series a year later as the Otters fell in four-straight games to the eventual OHL champion and Mastercard Memorial Cup champion London Knights. The Caledon, Ont. native wouldn’t be denied on his third attempt as Raddysh and the Otters hoisted the Robertson Cup as OHL champions last spring, eventually reaching the Mastercard Memorial Cup Final where they fell to the Windsor Spitfires by a score of 4-3.
Raddysh has played in 22 postseason matchups for the Western Conference champion Greyhounds in these playoffs, registering 13 goals, 18 assists and 31 points.
In addition to being a 292-point (120-172–292) scorer over his 241 career regular season contests, Raddysh has collected 79 points (32-47–78) in his 77 career playoff matchups.
Raddysh joined the Greyhounds midway through this past season after finishing his time in Erie as the seventh-highest scorer in Otters franchise history.
He was Tampa Bay’s second round (58th overall) pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.