Kyle Maksimovich has enjoyed a lot of success over his five-year OHL career. Now the overage winger is a member of the league’s 300-point club.
Maksimovich netted his fourth hat-trick of the season on Friday, helping the Ottawa 67’s trounce the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs 8-1 as he brought his career point total to 302 (114-188–302) over 308 regular season games.
The 20-year-old native of Hamilton, Ont. has 21 points (11-10–21) over 16 games since joining Ottawa in early January, contributing to a season total of 77 (34-43–77) over 55 games between Ottawa and Erie.
The former Erie Otters captain wrapped up his five-year tenure in the Flagship City fifth in franchise scoring with 281 points (103-178–281), just four shy of Connor McDavid on the list.
A graduate of the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget program, Maksimovich was originally a third round pick of the Otters in 2014. While he remains unsigned by an NHL club he did attend rookie camp with the Chicago Blackhawks in September.
Maksimovich joins recent names in former Erie Otters teammates Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome as well as other forwards in Spencer Watson, Michael Dal Colle and Mitch Marner in reaching the 300-point mark in his OHL career.
He becomes the first Ottawa 67’s player to breach the milestone since Tyler Toffoli did so during the 2011-12 season.