Rangers top prospect Brennan Othmann advances in OHL playoffs

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Brennan Othmann in playoff action for Peterborough Petes. Photo: David Pickering (@_picks_pics)

Brennan Othmann is moving on to the next round of the OHL Playoffs after the Peterborough Petes beat the Ottawa 67’s in their second round series on Monday.

Through 10 postseason games, he’s registered 4 goals and 8 assists for 12 points. The feisty winger registered an assist in the series clincher and also has 8 penalty minutes, 37 shots, with a +2 rating.

The Petes await the winner of the North Bay Battalion and Barrie Colts series which is going to a Game 7.

Brennan Othmann wants a championship

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When Othmann was traded during the season from the Flint Firebirds to the Petes, he stated that he wanted a chance to win a championship.

“My focus is on the team goals and I want to win a championship. It’s what I set out to do at 16 years old,” Othmann said via a Petes’ FB video. “For me, it’s about learning how to be a pro and I want to play in the NHL next year. Right now, I’m a Pete and the goal is to win a championship and a Memorial Cup.”

The J. Ross Robertson Cup is awarded to the winner of the OHL playoffs, who then can compete for the Memorial Cup with other CHL winners from the WHL and QMJHL.

Othmann, 20, recorded 29 goals and 38 assists for 67 points in 56 matches split between the Firebirds and Petes this season. Next year, he’s expected to compete for a roster spot at training camp and will be playing pro hockey either with the New York Rangers or Hartford Wolf Pack.

The Rangers signed the 2021 first-round pick to his ELC on August 12, 2021. Terms of the deal are as follows:

  • NHL Base 832.5K
  • Signing Bonus 92.5K
  • Potential “A” Performance Bonuses 450K
  • Minors 80K
  • Cap Hit 925K
  • AAV $1.375M

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