OHL 20 in 20 Season Preview: Erie Otters

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After consecutive seasons outside of the Western Conference playoff picture, the Erie Otters have come of age and look to get back in the thick of things in the Midwest Division.

2018-19 Record: 26-38-3-1, 56 points (5th Midwest Division)
Head Coach: Chris Hartsburg (3rd season)
Key additions: Connor Lockhart, Austen Swankler, Aidan Campbell, Brett Bressette, Christian Kyrou, Cameron Morton
Notable graduates: Gera Poddubnyi, Petr Cajka, Cole Ceci
Leading scorer: Chad Yetman* (68 GP, 21-36–57)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Jamie Drysdale (63 GP, 7-33–40)
Leading scorer (rookie): Jamie Drysdale (63 GP, 7-33–40)
Leading goaltender: Daniel Murphy (45 GP, 20-20-1-1, 3.71 GAA, .880 SV%)
Quick Hit: The Otters won an OHL record 14 games beyond regulation in 2018-19, going 9-3 in overtime and 5-1 in shootouts
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 20 vs. SBY, Sat. Sept. 21 at HAM

*-among returning players

Who will win the OHL's Midwest Division in 2019-20?

This month will feature one team each day in advance of the 2019-20 season which begins Thursday September 19th.  See more from the OHL 20 in 20 series.

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