St. Louis Blues center Jordan Kyrou

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Blues Prospect Jordan Kyrou Named Most Outstanding Player In OHL

Kyrou scored 39 goals while tying for the league lead with 70 assists.

May 10, 2018 - 12:39 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis Blues prospect Jordan Kyrou has been named the Most Outstanding Player of the Year in the Ontario Hockey League announced. His 109 points in 56 games for the Sarnia Sting earned him the Red Tilson Trophy, as voted by the writers and broadcasters that cover the league.

Kyrou is the Sting’s first Red Tilson Trophy recipient after scoring 39 goals while tying for the league lead with 70 assists.  His 1.95 points-per-game led all OHL skaters and helped the Sting to their best regular season in franchise history with 46 wins and 97 points.

He was drafted by the Blues in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft. He participated in four preseason games with St. Louis last year, scoring once and adding three assists. This season Kyrou also represented the Blues 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, winning gold with Canada.

"I think this past season I developed my game a lot in more than one aspect," Kyrou says. "I think I improved a lot and I think that's one thing I can take to the next level and show that I really want to earn a roster spot next season."

He mentioned specifically his abilities to win battles, stronger on the puck and being better defensively. 

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"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.

"I would also like to thank my coaches, billets, family and friends who have supported me throughout my junior hockey career, as well as the entire Sarnia Sting Organization for providing me such a great place to develop my hockey career. I am truly humbled to receive this honour and cannot thank everyone enough."

Kyrou, 20, was the league’s first player to reach 100 points this season and was twice recognized as OHL Player of the Month“On behalf of the entire Sarnia Sting organization we would like to congratulate Jordan on this tremendous accomplishment,” said Sting General Manager Nick Sinclair. “Having the opportunity to draft him four years ago and being able to watch him evolve as a player on the ice and a young man off the ice, has been extremely rewarding.

“Jordan has provided our organization and the Sarnia Sting fan base with countless special moments over the last four seasons, with todays’ recognition being the icing on the cake to his exceptional junior career. He has had a phenomenal year and is truly deserving of this honour.”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.