NY Islanders prospect Matthew Maggio records rare Ontario Hockey League record
He can't stop scoring and he won't stop scoring.
NY Islanders prospect Matthew Maggio leads the Ontario Hockey League in points and goals scored. There are just four days left of the OHL regular season, and the race is tight, however, Maggio has been able to maintain, or remain close to the top of the scoring race all season long. The breakout started dating back to last season when the Islander prospect scored 38 goals and 47 assists for 85 points for the Windsor Spitfires last season, and serving as the captain this year he's shattered those numbers and is on pace for 53 goals and 59 assists for 112 points. This season, Maggio's impressive goal-scoring ability has helped place him in rare OHL history company.
Of Maggio's 51 goals, only three of them have come on the power play. Another three goals have come shorthanded. That makes Maggio one of four OHL players in the last decade to score at least 45 even-strength goals in a single season. He joins Justin Brazeau who scored 47 in the 2018-19 season, Tye Felhaber who scored 45 in the 2018-19, Alex Debrincat who scored 50 in the 2016-17 season, and Dane Fox who scored 45 in the 2013-14 season.
With three games left in the regular season for the Spitfires before the OHL playoffs begin, Maggio will have a chance to chase DeBrincat's record of 50 even-strength goals in a single season within the last decade.
Maggio also became the first 50-goal scorer in the last 20 years on the Spitfires. In the 2000-01 season, Steve Ott scored exactly 50.
It's another feather in Maggio's cap as he continues to collect accolades all season long. Following the remaining three games of the regular season, Maggio will lead the Spitfires in the OHL playoffs in their quest for the OHL championship.