Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Oshawa Generals forward Nando Eggenberger is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending February 17 with six points in three games including four goals and two assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-4.
Eggenberger scored in three straight games last week helping the Generals extend their winning-streak to six. His week began with first star honours on Wednesday picking up a goal and an assist as part of a 6-3 victory over division rivals the Peterborough Petes. The club then embarked on a two-game road trip through Michigan where Eggenberger scored a goal in Friday’s 5-4 win against the Flint Firebirds, then tallied twice including the game-winner plus an assist as first star of Saturday’s 5-1 triumph over the Saginaw Spirit for the team’s league-best 20th road victory. The Generals enter Family Day action holding down third place in the Eastern Conference standings on the verge of securing a berth in the 2019 OHL Playoffs with a 36-18-3-0 record ahead of a home date with the second place Sudbury Wolves.
A 19-year-old from Chur, Switzerland, Eggenberger is playing in his first OHL season with the Generals who chose him 33rd overall in the 2018 CHL Import Draft. So far this season the left winger’s scored 21 goals and 21 assists for 42 points in 48 games including 11 multi-point performances. Eggenberger captained Switzerland at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship leading the club to an impressive fourth place finish.
Watch video highlights of Eggenberger and the Generals against the Petes, Firebirds, and Spirit.
Also considered for the award this week was Alan Lyszczarczyk of the Mississauga Steelheads scoring five goals and one assist for six points in three games, and Calgary Flames prospect Adam Ruzicka of the Sudbury Wolves with four goals and two assists for six points in three games. In goal, Kai Edmonds of the Barrie Colts posted a 2-0-0-0 record with 51 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .944.
2018-19 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Nando Eggenberger (Oshawa Generals)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Riley Damiani (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Kyle Maksimovich (Erie Otters)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Andrew MacLean (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Brett Neumann (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Kevin Hancock (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Lucas Chiodo (Barrie Colts)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)