Though the situation with star defenceman Ryan Merkley remains up in the air to start the season, the Peterborough Petes head out for nine straight on the road with a good mix of established veterans and promising young talent poised to contend in the East Division.
2018-19 Record: 33-31-2-2, 70 points (3rd East Division)
Head Coach: Rob Wilson (2nd season)
Key additions: David Maier, Mason McTavish, J.R. Avon, Artem Guryev, Tucker Robertson, Josh Kavanagh, Cole Patey, Curtis Trolley, Keegan McMullen, Michael Simpson
Notable graduates: Cole Fraser, Adam Timleck, Chris Paquette, Austin Osmanski
Leading scorer: Ryan Merkley (63 GP, 14-57–71)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Ryan Merkley (63 GP, 14-57–71)
Leading scorer (rookie): Cameron Butler (64 GP, 18-8–26)
Leading goaltender: Hunter Jones (57 GP, 28-24-2-2, 3.31 GAA, .902 SV%, 3 SO)
Quick Hit: The selections of Hunter Jones (Minnesota) and Nick Robertson (Toronto) gave the Petes two second round picks in the same NHL Draft for the first time since 1997
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 20 at LDN, Sat. Sept. 21 at WSR
This month ontariohockeyleague.com 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.