Blues Prospect Named OHL Player Of The Year

Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting is the recipient of the Red Tilson Trophy awarded to the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year.

The St Louis Blues prospect becomes the Sting’s first Red Tilson Trophy recipient after finishing third in OHL scoring with 109 points in 56 games including 39 goals while tying for the league lead with 70 assists.  

His offensive production delivered an impressive 1.95 points-per-game to lead all skaters while captaining the Sting to their best regular season in franchise history with 46 wins and 97 points.

“I am truly honoured to receive this award, there are many great players in our league who had great seasons and deserve similar recognition,” Kyrou said. “The last four years with the Sting have been an unbelievable experience with some amazing people. This past season was extra special for me, and I want to thank all of my teammates who stood with me day in and day out, I would not have the success I did without each-and-every one of them.

The 20-year-old from Toronto, was the league’s first player to reach the century mark for points this season achieving the milestone mark in his 50th game on February 27.  

The Red Tilson Trophy winner is the OHL’s nominee for Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year presented at the CHL Awards Ceremony on Saturday May 26 during the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup in Regina.  

Kyrou will also be formally presented with the Red Tilson Trophy at the OHL’s Awards Ceremony on Wednesday June 6 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.