Matthew Maggio is named the OHL's Most Outstanding Player
New York Islanders prospect Matthew Maggio's outstanding season was recognized for his outstanding regular season by being awarded the Red Tilson Trophy, as the Ontario Hockey League's (OHL) Most Outstanding Player earlier this month.
"I am incredibly honored and humbled to receive the Red Tilson Trophy," Maggio said via BridgeportIslander.com. "I would like to acknowledge the support and contributions of my family, friends, teammates, coaches, management, and ownership with the Windsor Spitfires. I am grateful for their guidance, motivation, and unwavering support throughout the season. I am also honored to join the esteemed group of past winners and their legacy of excellence in the OHL and the sport of hockey.
The 20-year-old forward led the OHL in goals scoring 54 and registered 111 points in 66 games, which also led the OHL. The Windsor Spitfires captain also tallied an OHL career-best 57 assists this season.
A 2022 fifth-round draft selection (142nd overall), Maggio signed an ATO with the Bridgeport Islanders, the team's AHL affiliate, after the Spitfires were eliminated from the postseason and appeared in three games, picking up a pair of assists.
The Red Tilson Trophy was the latest award for the trophy case the talented goal-scorer earned this off-season. Maggio was named the winner of the 2022-23 Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy, which is presented to the Ontario Hockey League's (OHL) Overage Player of the Year as voted on by the league's General Managers. He joined Windsor's current GM, Bill Bowler, as the only players in franchise history to win the award.
There's one more award Maggio can pick up before the off-season is done. He is the OHL’s nominee for the Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year Award, presented at the CHL Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 3.