Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that overage forward Joseph Garreffa of the Ottawa 67’s is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week of games spanning December 18-29 with a goal, nine assists and 10 points over three contests.
Garreffa continued a current 15-game point streak, helping the 67’s stretch their winning streak to 13 and claim first place in the OHL standings. The 5-foot-7, 176Ib. winger racked up three assists in a 5-4 overtime win in Oshawa on Dec. 20th. He returned from the break to score his 18th goal of the season and tack on two assists in a 7-2 win in Kingston Dec. 28th, earning third star honours. Garreffa recorded his sixth multi-point performance in seven games on Sunday, collecting four assists for second star recognition in a 6-1 win over visiting Peterborough. It was Garreffa’s fourth four-point effort of the season.
A 20-year-old from Toronto, Ont., Garreffa has 46 points (18-28–46) over 22 games in his fifth OHL season. He joined the 67’s in mid-October following four seasons with the Kitchener Rangers who drafted him in the third round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. The versatile forward has amassed 271 points (90-181–271) over 267 career regular season games. Garreffa attended rookie camp with the Los Angeles Kings in September. This marks the third time in his career that Garreffa has received OHL Player of the Week recognition.
Also considered for the award this week was Florida Panthers prospect Cole Schwindt of the Mississauga Steelheads who had six goals, three assists and nine points over four contests. Oshawa Generals overage forward Brett Neumann was also in the running having recorded five goals, four assists and nine points over four outings.
2019-20 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Dec. 18 – Dec. 29: Joseph Garreffa (Ottawa 67’s)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 15: Jacob Ingham (Kitchener Rangers)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 8: Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1: Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 24: Riley McCourt (Flint Firebirds)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 17: Jan Jenik (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 10: Cam Hillis (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 3: Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 27: Nico Daws (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 13: Mack Guzda (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 6: Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs)
Sept. 26 – Sept. 29: Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (Peterborough Petes)