Results from the 2018-19 OHL Coaches Poll were released on Wednesday afternoon, with five Petes players earning recognition from Eastern Conference coaches. Zach Gallant and Ryan Merkley were two of eight players to appear in two categories.
Peterborough players were recognized in the Eastern Conference as follows:
- Hunter Jones, Most Improved Player (3rd)
- Ryan Merkley, Best Playmaker (3rd) and Best Offensive Defenceman (2nd)
- Nick Robertson, Best Stickhandler (1st)
- Zach Gallant, Best on Face-Offs (2nd; finished 2nd in 2017-18 and 1st in 2016-17) and Best Defensive Forward (2nd)
- Chris Paquette, Best Penalty Killer (3rd)
The Coaches Poll is tabulated when each team submits one nominee per category, and coaches then vote for the top three players for each category within their conference. Players receive five points for a first place vote, three points for a second place vote, and one point for a third place vote. Clubs are not permitted to vote for players from their own team allowing for a maximum of 45 possible points for each winner.
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