Friday, May 10, 2013
Prospect could help weak-scoring FLA
By Tom Carpenter
Florida Panthers prospect Vincent Trocheck led the OHL in scoring this season with 109 points (50 goals) in 63 games, earning the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy in the process. Trocheck added another piece of hardware on Thursday, when he was awarded the Red Tilson Trophy as the leagues most outstanding player, according to Panthers.com.
“We are extremely proud that Vincent has been selected as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year,” said Florida Panthers Executive VP/GM Dale Tallon. “Vincent had an exceptional season this year capturing the OHL scoring title, while leading Plymouth in scoring during the playoffs. He is one of our prospects who has matured and developed through hard work and dedication since being drafted. We are excited about his continued growth and development within our organization.”
Trocheck finished the OHL regular season with a 21-game point scoring streak, and he led Plymouth in the playoffs with 24 points (10 goals) in 15 games before they were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals. No NHL team scored fewer goals this season than the Panthers (109), so Trocheck should be given every opportunity to make their roster this fall.