Luukkonen Voted OHL's Most Outstanding Player
The Sudbury Wolves, in conjunction with the Ontario Hockey League, are pleased to announce that Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has been voted the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year.
The Finnish goaltender was also voted the OHL Goaltender of the Year last month.
"Ukko had a remarkable and memorable season for the Sudbury Wolves in so many different ways," said Sudbury Wolves VP Hockey Operations and General Manager, Rob Papineau. "To be recognized by the OHL writers and media as the winner of the prestigious Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s most outstanding player is so deserving and outstanding for him. As the season went on, so many people would talk about how great of a goalie Ukko is, but this award is really special as it recognizes that he is in fact the most outstanding player in the OHL at any position. When you get to know him, Ukko really is the most outstanding player, goalie and person and he truly does deserve this great award," he added.
The last Wolves player to win the Red Tilson award was Mike Foligno in 1978-79.
In 53 games, Ukko-Pekka had 38 wins in net and achieved a 2.50 Goals Against Average and a 0.920 save percentage.