Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves put together an incredible freshman campaign that saw him produce at nearly a point-per-game pace as he notched 29 goals and 32 assists across 64 appearances to finish third in scoring among OHL freshmen. He was equally impressive in the postseason as he put up eight points in eight games to help the Wolves win their first playoff series since 2013.
Byfield was originally drafted first overall by the Wolves in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection.
The 16-year-old native of Newmarket, Ont., is a projected top selection in the 2020 NHL Draft alongside QMJHL counterpart Alexis Lafreniere.
Byfield follows in the footsteps of Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads), who was the last OHL skater to win the Wawanesa Rookie of the Year Award in 2016. He’s also just the second member of the Wolves to win following Benoit Pouliot in 2005. Finalists this year included Brayden Tracey of the Moose Jaw Warriors and Jordan Spence of the Moncton Wildcats.