OHL 20 in 20 Season Preview: Flint Firebirds
The Flint Firebirds took big steps in 2016-17. With a roster full of young talent acquired through the OHL Priority Selection, Ryan Oulahen’s Firebirds look to keep their momentum moving in the right direction.
2016-17 Record: 32-28-3-5 (3rd West Division)
Head Coach: Ryan Oulahen (2nd season)
Key additions: Ethan Keppen, Nikita Alexandrov, Marcus Gretz, Luke Cavallin, Jack Wismer, Zack Pilon, Kyle Harris
Notable graduates: Alex Peters, Mathieu Henderson, Everett Clark, Jalen Smereck, Kole Sherwood
Leading scorer: Ryan Moore (68 GP, 39-51–90)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Dennis Busby* (62 GP, 2-14–16)
Leading scorer (rookie): Ty Dellandrea (57 GP, 13-11–24)
Leading goaltender: Garrett Forrest (32 GP, 13-14-2-2, 3.51 GAA, .889 SV%, 1 SO)
Quick Hit: The Firebirds improved by 26 points in the regular season standings last year
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 22 at KIT, Sat. Sept. 23 at OS
* – among returning players
This month ontariohockeyleague.com will feature one team each day in advance of the 2017-18 season which begins Thursday September 21. See more from the OHL 20 in 20 series.