Paradise Valley’s Lemieux takes home monthly OHL honors
Winnipeg Jets prospect Brendan Lemieux of the Windsor Spitfires is the Ontario Hockey League Player of the Month after recording 12 goals, six assists and 18 points in nine games between Windsor and the Barrie Colts.
Lemieux recorded points in all nine of his December contests, helping Windsor play to a 5-1-1-0 record following his Spitfires debut on Dec. 10 against Mississauga. Lemieux registered a pair of hat tricks, with one coming in a 3-0 win over Sarnia on Dec. 11 and the second in a 6-3 win over Saginaw on Dec. 19. He earned star of the game recognition six times, being named the first star of the game on four different occasions.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound winger is currently in the midst of a 16-game point streak that dates back to Nov. 15.
A native of Paradise Valley, Lemieux was Buffalo’s second-round pick (31st overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft before being dealt to Winnipeg in February of 2015 in a deal that saw Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford also go to the Jets for Zach Bogosian and Evander Kane.
The son of former NHL forward Claude Lemieux, Brendan is in his fourth OHL season, having amassed 94 goals, 62 assists and 156 points in 183 career regular season games to this point. He currently has 20 goals, nine assists and 29 points in 19 games this season.