A number of graduated veterans have made way for a new wave of young talent in Mississauga as the Steelheads start the 2018-19 season with more questions than answers.
2017-18 Record: 33-32-1-2, 69 points (4th Central Division)
Head Coach: James Richmond (3rd season)
Key additions: Filip Reisnecker, Nikita Zuyev, James Hardie, William Portokalis
Notable graduates: Michael McLeod, Nicolas Hague, Jacob Moverare, Mathieu Foget, Trent Fox, Stephen Gibson
Leading scorer: Owen Tippett^ (51 GP, 36-39–75), Ryan McLeod (68 GP, 26-44–70)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Reagan O’Grady* (55 GP, 6-13–19)
Leading scorer (rookie): Cole Schwindt (66 GP, 8-10–18)
Leading goaltender: Jacob Ingham* (43 GP, 16-22-0-2, 3.65 GAA, .880 SV%)
Quick Hit: After three straight seasons (2013-15) below the 30-win plateau, the Steelheads have surpassed that mark in each of the past three years (2016-18).
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 21 at OTT, Sun. Sept. 23 vs. NIAG
^ – eligible to return from Florida (NHL)
* – among returning players
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This month ontariohockeyleague.com will feature one team each day in advance of the 2018-19 season which begins Wednesday September 19th. See more from the OHL 20 in 20 series.