OHL 20 in 20 Season Preview: London Knights
A franchise operating above the .500 mark for 15 straight seasons, the London Knights look to be a force in the Midwest Division once again as rising stars take on more responsibility in green and gold.
2016-17 Record: 46-15-3-4 (3rd Midwest Division)
Head Coach: Dale Hunter (17th season)
Key additions: Lucas Rowe, Jesper Bratt, Andrew Perrott, Alec Regula, Dalton Duhart, Ryan Bangs, Emmet Pierce, Riley Coome, Tim Fallowfield, Harrison Cottam
Notable graduates: Tyler Parsons, Mitchell Stephens, Mitchell Vande Sompel, Janne Kuokkanen, JJ Piccinich, Owen MacDonald, Dante Salituro
Leading scorer: Cliff Pu (63 GP, 35-51–86)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Victor Mete* (50 GP, 15-30–45)
Leading scorer (rookie): Alex Formenton (65 GP, 16-18–34)
Leading goaltender: Tyler Johnson* (26 GP, 12-6-0-0, 3.25 GAA, .900 SV%)
Quick Hit: The Knights power play has boasted one of the league’s top three percentages in each of the past five seasons
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 22 vs. WSR, Sat. Sept. 23 at SAG, Sun. Sept. 24 at SSM
* – 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.