The Canadian Hockey League is made up of three regional leagues: the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. And the Nashville Predators just so happen to have drafted the guy who led all three in scoring this year.
Portland Winterhawks winger Brandon Leipsic (pronounced LIPE-sick) blew up the WHL in 2012-13, tallying 49 goals and 71 assists en route to a monster 120 point season. The leader in the OHL was Florida Panthers prospect Vincent Trocheck of the Plymouth Whalers (109 points) and the QMJHL’s leading scorer was undrafted Ben Duffy (110, a new Prince Edward Island Rocket franchise record) but nobody in all of major junior found the scoresheet more than Leipsic.
“Coming into this year, I didn’t really know what to expect,” Leipsic said. “I didn’t think I’d be tied for the league lead in scoring but it ended up like that. I’m pretty happy with how things went this year.”
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