Fresh off their first Eastern Division title since 2006, the Peterborough Petes are back with a well-rounded, veteran squad under head coach Jody Hull.
2016-17 Record: 42-21-2-3 (1st East Division)
Head Coach: Jody Hull (6th season)
Key additions: Nick Robertson, Bobby Dow, Gleb Babintsev, Chad Denault, John Parker-Jones, Adrien Beraldo, Cameron Supryka
Notable graduates: Steven Lorentz, Brandon Prophet, Kyle Jenkins, Matt Spencer, Josh Coyle, Scott Smith
Leading scorer: Nikita Korostelev (55 GP, 29-35–64)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Matthew Timms (68 GP, 11-52–63)
Leading scorer (rookie): Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (63 GP, 8-21–29)
Leading goaltender: Dylan Wells (52 GP, 33-15-2-2, 3.07 GAA, .916 SV%, 1 SO)
Quick Hit: Matthew Timms’ 63 points last season were the most by a Petes defenceman since Chris Pronger (77) in 1993.
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Thurs. Sept. 21 vs. ER
* – 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.