Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Semyon Der-Arguchintsev of the Peterborough Petes is the OHL “On the Run” Player of the Week for the opening week of regular season.
He had seven assists in a pair of games, helping the Petes to a 1-1 record.
Der-Arguchintsev delivered a pair of multi-point performances, starting his season with three assists in a 6-4 road win over the London Knights on Friday. Der-Arguchintsev was dynamic on a line alongside Nick Robertson and Liam Kirk, following-up his three-point effort with four assists in Saturday’s 9-6 road loss to the Windsor Spitfires. He earned second star of the game honours in both outings.
A 19-year-old from Moscow, Russia, Der-Arguchintsev receives Player of the Week honours for the first time in his OHL career. The third round pick of the Maple Leafs in 2018 comes off a 46-point (6-40–46) season with the Petes.
Also considered for the award this week was Buffalo Sabres prospect Matej Pekar of the Barrie Colts who finished tied for the league-lead with five goals while adding an assist as the Colts got out of the gate 2-0. Draft eligible Soo Greyhounds forward Jaromir Pytlik was also given consideration after he recorded two goals, three assists and five points, being named first star of the game in a pair of victories.