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Calgary Flames prospect Hunter Brzustewicz named OHL second-team all-star

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Ryan Pike
16 days ago
The season may be largely complete – aside from the Stanley Cup and Memorial Cup tournaments – but award announcements continue throughout the hockey world. On Tuesday, the Ontario Hockey League announced their year-end all-star teams.
Calgary Flames prospect Hunter Brzustewicz was named an OHL second-team all-star.
The 19-year-old Brzustewicz is a right shot winger from Washington Township, Michigan. He was a third-round selection of the Vancouver Canucks, 75th overall, in the 2023 NHL Draft. He was acquired by the Flames – along with Joni Jurmo, Andrei Kuzmenko, a 2024 first-round pick and a 2024 fourth-round pick – in late January in exchange for Elias Lindholm.
Brzustewicz had a monster 2023-24 season for the Kitchener Rangers. He had 13 goals and 79 points for 92 points in 67 games. (He added one goal and eight assists for nine points over 10 playoff games.) He was 10th in the OHL in points (second among blueliners, trailing only Saginaw’s Zayne Parekh). He led the entire OHL in assists. He was tied fro 11th among OHL defencemen in goals. Simply put: he had a tremendous season.
Brzustewicz signed his entry-level deal with the Flames in mid-March. While he’s eligible to return to the OHL for the 2024-25 season as an overager… he just rattled off a 90-point season from the blueline. There’s not much left for him to accomplish in major junior, and the current expectation is for him to be heading to the professional ranks next season – potentially with the American Hockey League’s Calgary Wranglers.
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