Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Liam Foudy of the London Knights is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending January 27 recording eight points in three games with four goals and four assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-8.
Foudy extended his personal point-streak to 10 games helping the Knights to a trio of victories last week to stay atop the Western Conference standings with a 33-7-5-1 record. Beginning the week with a home-and-home series against the Windsor Spitfires, Foudy scored the game-winner in Thursday’s 7-3 victory in Windsor then returned to London for a career-high four-point performance on Friday scoring another game-winner plus three assists as first star of the 7-0 shutout win. His week wrapped up Sunday night in Oshawa with a pair of goals including a shorthanded highlight reel marker and one assist earning third star honours in the 5-3 triumph over the Generals. Foudy’s 10-game point-streak includes goals in nine-straight games which is one shy of the league’s longest such streak of the season. His two goals on Sunday also bring his season total to 25 which is a new career-high.
An 18-year-old from Scarborough, Ont., Foudy is playing in his third season with the Knights who chose him in the first round of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. He was picked 18th overall which is the same number his name was called in June at the 2018 NHL Draft when selected by the Blue Jackets. Foudy is currently third in team scoring with 49 points in 40 games and eclipsed the century mark for career points during last week’s play now holding 104 in 163 games as a member of the Knights.
Watch video highlights of Foudy and the Knights against the Spitfires on the road, at home, and against the Generals.
Also considered for the award this week was Kyle Maksimovich of the Ottawa 67’s with seven points including three goals with four assists across three games which included the 300th of his career on Sunday. Boston Bruins prospect Jack Studnicka of the Niagara IceDogs also produced seven points in three games scoring twice with five assists. In goal, 67’s netminder Cedrick Andree went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory stopping 71 shots in total for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .959.
2018-19 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Kyle Maksimovich (Erie Otters)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Andrew MacLean (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Brett Neumann (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Kevin Hancock (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Lucas Chiodo (Barrie Colts)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)