Michael Sgarbossa (Aaron Bell, OHL Images)
The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) announced earlier this week its top performers for the month of February. Michael Sgarbossa received one of those honors as he was tabbed as the OHL Player of the Month. In addition to Sgarbossa, Boston Bruins prospect Dougie Hamilton (Niagara) was named OHL Defenseman of the Month. Kingston's Ryan Kujawinski took home rookie of the month honors. Lastly, Phoenix Coyotes prospect Mark Visentin (Niagara) was named as the league's top netminder for the month of February.
From the OntarioHockeyLeague.com
Michael Sgarbossa of the Sudbury Wolves led the OHL with 25 points in 13 February games tying for the league-lead with 13 goals while adding 12 assists. He recorded a point in all 13 games last month including six multi-point games and is currently on a 16-game point streak which is tied for third longest in the OHL this season. He was named the OHL Player of the Week after matching a season-high with four points including his second hat-trick of the season as first star despite a 5-4 overtime loss to the Brampton Battalion on February 19. In total, Sgarbossa was recognized as a star of the game eight times including three first star honours, two seconds, and three third star awards.
Sgarbossa, a 19-year-old from Campbellville, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season. Now a Colorado Avalanche prospect, Sgarbossa has a career-high 84 points in 57 games with 41 goals and 43 assists which has him currently ranked second in OHL scoring.
After a five point outing against the Kitchener Rangers on Friday, and three points on Saturday against the Peterborough Petes, Sgarbossa is now the leading scorer in the OHL. He is one point ahead of Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa). With 92 points under his belt, Sgarbossa has an outside chance for 50 goals (currently has 44) and 100 points this season. His club has seven games remaining in the regular season.