Dane Fox Named OHL Overage Player of the Year

Dane Fox of the Erie Otters - Photo by Terry Wilson/ OHL Images

Dane Fox of the Erie Otters – Photo by Terry Wilson/ OHL Images

Thamesville’s Dane Fox racked up another major honour this week, as the Erie Otters sniper was named the Ontario Hockey League’s overage player of the year.

“I’m pretty overwhelmed and honored to receive this award,” Fox said in an OHL news release. “There were a lot of great players up for this. I am pretty excited to be taking this home, but I am still focused on the main goal. I want to win a championship in my final OHL season, that’s the trophy I want.”

Winning the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy, which annually honours the league’s best overage player, came after a 107-points this season, including 64 goals in only 67 games. Fox also signed an entry level contract midway through the OHL season with the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks.

Fox, who was almost a unanimous choice for the award, is finishing his final OHL campaign, after spending five seasons in the league, with both the London Knights who drafted Fox in 2009, and the Otters.

“When we traded for Dane Fox, there were a lot of people who questioned the move,” Otters’ general manager Sherry Bassin said in the league release. “I think Dane more than proved what we were doing. This award is a great credit to him and this organization. Seeing what he’s accomplished, we are thrilled for him. This is another example of players never giving up.”

Fox will now try to help the Erie Otters win an OHL title and advance to the Memorial Cup, which will take place in London, Ontario. Following this season, Fox will compete for a roster spot in the Vancouver Canucks’ organization.

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