Otters’ DeBrincat the leading American goal-scorer in OHL history

The record-shattering antics of Erie Otters winger Alex DeBrincat continued on Saturday night in Barrie as the Chicago Blackhawks prospect had two goals and two assists in a 7-3 Otters win over the Colts.

The 155th and 156th goals of DeBrincat’s OHL career placed him ahead of former Mississauga IceDogs and London Knights winger Rob Schremp (2002-06) as the leading American goal-scorer in OHL history. DeBrincat has now scored in 14 consecutive games as of Sunday, five games shy of Mike Ricci’s OHL record of 19 set during the 1988-89 season.

The 19-year-old native of Farmington Hills, Mich. recently became just the second player in OHL history to record three-straight 50-goal seasons and the eighth in the league’s modern era to register three consecutive 100-point campaigns.

The leading goal scorer in Erie Otters franchise history, DeBrincat leads the OHL with 113 points including 55 goals and 58 assists in 54 games this season as the Otters sit atop the Western Conference with a record of 44-12-2-1.

The 5-foot-7, 170Ib. winger was originally signed by the Otters as a free agent during the summer of 2014 after going undrafted. He’s currently fifth in career points by an American in OHL history, trailing Schremp (384), Patrick O’Sullivan (345, MISS, 2001-05), Bobby Ryan (325, OS, 2003-07) and Pat Peake (319, DET, 1990-93).

A former CHL and OHL Rookie of the Year in 2015, DeBrincat was Chicago’s second round (39th overall) pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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