The Ontario Hockey League announced today that Mathieu Henderson was named the OHL's Defenseman of the Month for October.
Henderson led all OHL defensemen with 17 points, including five goals and 12 assists over 13 October contests to go along with a plus/minus rating of plus-9. Henderson’s month was headlined by a four assist effort in a 7-4 win over the Sarnia Sting on October 1st. He recorded his first OHL multi-goal game, scoring twice in a 4-2 loss to the Peterborough Petes on October 27th and finished the month with a goal and two assists in an 8-6 win over the Ottawa 67’s on Sunday. Henderson strung together a seven game point streak from October 13th to 27th, helping the Firebirds finish the month with an 8-7-0-1 record.
A native of Brantford, Ont., Henderson leads OHL defensemen in scoring with six goals, 12 assists and 18 points over 16 contests. The fourth-year defenseman is a graduate of the Brantford 99’ers Minor Midget program and was Plymouth’s seventh round (124th overall) pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.
After playing three road games in four nights, the Firebirds will battle the Kitchener Rangers Friday evening, Nov. 4. Puck drop is set for 7:30 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium (capacity 7,131) in Kitchener, Ont. Flint will then return home to the Dort Federal Event Center Saturday night against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at 7 p.m.
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