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The 2014–15 OHL season was the 35th season of the Ontario Hockey League, in which twenty teams played 68 games each according to the regular season schedule, from September 24, 2014 to March 22, 2015. The Niagara IceDogs began play at their new arena, the Meridian Centre. The Ottawa 67's returned to TD Place Arena after a two-year hiatus due to a renovation. Brian Kilrea returned to coach the Ottawa 67's for one game on October 17, becoming the oldest coach in league history.

2014–15 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationPreseason
August–September 2014
Regular season
September 24, 2014 – March 22, 2015
Playoffs
March 26, 2015 – May 15, 2015
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, TVCogeco, Shaw TV
Finals championsOshawa Generals (13)
OHL seasons
2014–15 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 24, 2014 – March 22, 2015
QMJHL
September 2014 – March 2015
WHL
September 2014 – March 2015
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV
Finals championsOshawa Generals

The Oshawa Generals won the J. Ross Robertson Cup for the 13th time in franchise history, as they defeated the Erie Otters in five games in the final round of the playoffs. The Generals qualified for the 2015 Memorial Cup held at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City. Oshawa defeated the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 in overtime in the final game, winning the Memorial Cup for the fifth time in franchise history.

Near the end of the regular season, the Plymouth Whalers were sold, and the franchise moved to Flint, Michigan becoming the Flint Firebirds. Also near the end of the regular season, the Belleville Bulls were sold and the franchise moved to Hamilton, Ontario, becoming the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched conference title

Eastern conferenceEdit

East division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Oshawa Generals 68 51 11 2 4 108 292 157 1
x-Ottawa 67's 68 38 25 4 1 81 239 220 4
x-Kingston Frontenacs 68 32 28 5 3 72 196 197 6
x-Belleville Bulls 68 27 33 3 5 62 203 246 7
x-Peterborough Petes 68 26 36 1 5 58 203 268 8
Central division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Barrie Colts 68 41 24 1 2 85 278 227 2
x-North Bay Battalion 68 37 20 6 5 85 237 195 3
x-Niagara IceDogs 68 37 27 2 2 78 274 237 5
Mississauga Steelheads 68 25 40 2 1 53 178 265 9
Sudbury Wolves 68 12 54 1 1 26 149 323 10

Western conferenceEdit

Midwest division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Erie Otters 68 50 14 2 2 104 331 212 2
x-London Knights 68 40 24 1 3 84 289 260 3
x-Guelph Storm 68 38 26 2 2 80 237 237 4
x-Owen Sound Attack 68 35 24 2 7 79 240 211 5
x-Kitchener Rangers 68 32 26 3 7 74 216 221 6
West division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 54 12 0 2 110 342 196 1
x-Sarnia Sting 68 29 32 4 3 65 232 263 7
x-Saginaw Spirit 68 29 36 2 1 61 212 271 8
Plymouth Whalers 68 23 38 5 2 53 195 255 9
Windsor Spitfires 68 24 40 2 2 52 223 305 10

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Dylan Strome Erie Otters 68 45 84 129 32
Mitch Marner London Knights 63 44 82 126 53
Connor McDavid Erie Otters 47 44 76 120 48
Joseph Blandisi Barrie Colts 68 52 60 112 126
Christian Dvorak London Knights 66 41 68 109 24
Kevin Labanc Barrie Colts 68 31 76 107 55
Alex DeBrincat Erie Otters 68 51 53 104 73
Andrew Mangiapane Barrie Colts 68 43 61 104 54
Max Domi London Knights 57 32 70 102 66
Tyler Bertuzzi Guelph Storm 68 43 55 98 91

Leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SL GA SO Sv% GAA
Ken Appleby Oshawa Generals 50 2935 38 7 0 4 102 6 0.924 2.08
Lucas Peressini Kingston Frontenacs 59 3413 30 20 3 3 132 5 0.922 2.32
Brandon Halverson Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 50 2784 40 5 0 2 122 6 0.913 2.63
Liam Herbst Ottawa 67's 39 2170 24 8 3 1 100 3 0.901 2.76
Jake Smith North Bay Battalion 56 3305 28 18 5 5 153 4 0.896 2.78

PlayoffsEdit

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
                                     
1 Oshawa 4  
8 Peterborough 1  
  1 Oshawa 4  
 
  5 Niagara 1  
2 Barrie 4
7 Belleville 0  
  1 Oshawa 4  
Eastern conference
  3 North Bay 2  
3 North Bay 4  
6 Kingston 0  
  2 Barrie 1
 
  3 North Bay 4  
4 Ottawa 2
5 Niagara 4  
  E1 Oshawa 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W2 Erie 1
1 Sault Ste. Marie 4  
8 Saginaw 0  
  1 Sault Ste. Marie 4
 
  4 Guelph 0  
2 Erie 4
7 Sarnia 1  
  1 Sault Ste. Marie 2
Western conference
  2 Erie 4  
3 London 4  
6 Kitchener 2  
  2 Erie 4
 
  3 London 0  
4 Guelph 4
5 Owen Sound 1  

Conference quarterfinalsEdit

Eastern conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (8) Peterborough PetesEdit
Oshawa wins series 4 – 1


(2) Barrie Colts vs. (7) Belleville BullsEdit
Barrie wins series 4 – 0


(3) North Bay Battalion vs. (6) Kingston FrontenacsEdit
North Bay wins series 4 – 0


(4) Ottawa 67's vs. (5) Niagara IceDogsEdit
Niagara wins series 4 – 2


Western Conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (8) Saginaw SpiritEdit
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 0


(2) Erie Otters vs. (7) Sarnia StingEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 1


(3) London Knights vs. (6) Kitchener RangersEdit
London wins series 4 – 2


(4) Guelph Storm vs. (5) Owen Sound AttackEdit
Guelph wins series 4 – 1


Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (5) Niagara IceDogsEdit
Oshawa wins series 4 – 1


(2) Barrie Colts vs. (3) North Bay BattalionEdit
North Bay wins series 4 – 1


Western conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (4) Guelph StormEdit
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 0


(2) Erie Otters vs. (3) London KnightsEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 0


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern conference finalsEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (3) North Bay BattalionEdit
Oshawa wins series 4 – 2


Western conference finalsEdit

(1) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (2) Erie OttersEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 2


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

(E1) Oshawa Generals vs. (W2) Erie OttersEdit

Oshawa wins series 4 – 1


Playoff scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Connor McDavid Erie Otters 20 21 28 49 12
Cole Cassels Oshawa Generals 21 10 21 31 14
Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals 21 8 23 31 2
Nick Ritchie Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 14 13 13 26 28
Remi Elie Erie Otters 20 4 20 24 20
Nicholas Baptiste Erie Otters 20 12 11 23 10
Dylan Strome Erie Otters 20 10 12 22 12
Tobias Lindberg Oshawa Generals 21 7 12 19 8
Michael McCarron Oshawa Generals 21 9 9 18 33
Hunter Smith Oshawa Generals 21 9 9 18 38

Playoff leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Jake Smith North Bay Battalion 15 931 10 5 31 1 0.927 2.00
Ken Appleby Oshawa Generals 21 1259 16 5 47 2 0.922 2.24
Jack Flinn Owen Sound Attack 5 305 1 4 13 0 0.915 2.56
Mackenzie Blackwood Barrie Colts 9 562 5 4 27 0 0.922 2.88
Brandon Halverson Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 14 796 10 4 39 1 0.893 2.94

AwardsEdit

J. Ross Robertson Cup (OHL Champions): Oshawa Generals
Hamilton Spectator Trophy(best regualer season record): Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Bobby Orr Trophy (Eastern conference playoffs champion ): Oshawa Generals
Wayne Gretzky Trophy (Western conference playoffs champion): Erie Otters
Emms Trophy (regular season champion Central division): Barrie Colts
Leyden Trophy (regular season champion East division): Oshawa Generals
Holody Trophy (regular season champion MidWest division): Erie Otters
Bumbacco Trophy (regular season champion West division): Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Red Tilson Trophy (MVP): Connor McDavid, Erie Otters
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy(most points): Dylan Strome, Erie Otters
Matt Leyden Trophy(coach of the year): Sheldon Keefe, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy(Right Winger with the most points): Mitch Marner, London Knights
Max Kaminsky Trophy(most outstanding defenceman): Tony DeAngelo, Sarnia Sting & Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Lucas Peressini, Kingston Frontenacs
Jack Ferguson Award(number 1 pick in OHL draft): David Levin, Sudbury Wolves
Dave Pinkney Trophy (goaltenders with lowest goals against average): Ken Appleby & Jeremy Brodeur, Oshawa Generals
OHL Executive of the Year:
Emms Family Award (Rookie of the Year): Alex DeBrincat, Erie Otters
F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy ( first-year goaltender with the best goals against average): Michael McNiven, Owen Sound Attack
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy ( positive role model): Nick Paul, North Bay Battalion
William Hanley Trophy (most sportsmanlike player): Dylan Strome, Erie Otters
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy (best overage player): Joseph Blandisi, Barrie Colts
Bobby Smith Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year): Connor McDavid, Erie Otters
Roger Neilson Memorial Award (top academic post-secondary school player): Justin Nichols, Guelph Storm
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award ( top academic high school player): Stephen Dhillon, Niagara IceDogs
Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy(bestOHL team captain) : Max Domi, London Knights
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy(most valuable player of the OHL Cup) : Ryan McLeod, Toronto Marlboros
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award(MVP in the playoffs) : Connor McDavid, Erie Otters

All-Star teamsEdit

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