Three returning first round picks from the 2017 OHL Priority Selection join highly skilled forwards Will Cuylle and Jean-Luc Foudy in front of franchise cornerstone Michael DiPietro as the Spitfires look to build off last year’s progress.
2017-18 Record: 32-30-4-2, 70 points (3rd West Division)
Head Coach: Trevor Letowski (2nd season/5th OHL season)
Key additions: Will Cuylle, Jean-Luc Foudy, Kyle McDonald, Kari Piiroinen
Notable graduates: Jake Smith, Zach Shankar, Cedric Schiemenz
Leading scorer: Cole Purboo (68 GP, 21-28–49)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Connor Corcoran (63 GP, 3-21–24)
Leading scorer (rookie): Mathew MacDougall (66 GP, 17-15–32)
Leading goaltender: Michael DiPietro (56 GP, 29-21-3-1, 2.79 GAA, .910 SV%, 7 SO)
Quick Hit: Michael DiPietro became the first Spitfires netminder to ever claim OHL Goaltender of the Year honours last season
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Thurs. Sept. 20 vs. GUE, Fri. Sept. 21 at LDN
This month ontariohockeyleague.com will feature one team each day in advance of the 2018-19 season which begins Wednesday September 19th. See more from the OHL 20 in 20 series.