Rangers prospect Brennan Othmann helps Petes keep season alive
The Peterborough Petes were facing elimination and down by one goal in the third period when New York Rangers prospect Brennan Othmann helped save the season.
Othmann came down the left wall and spotted Sam Mayer sneaking in down the right side. The Rangers first-round pick in 2021 threaded a pass right onto his tape to tie the game.
The Petes would go on to win in OT and force a Game 7 against the Battalion in North Bay tonight. Othmann also helped set up the Avery Hayes winner. Whomever is victorious will play the London Knights for the J. Ross Robertson Cup.
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Brennan Othmann clutch performer
When Brennan Othmann asked for a trade from the Flint Firebirds this season, his goal was to win a title.
“It’s what I set out to do at 16 years old,” Othmann said after the move 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.”
If the Petes go all the way, they’ll b able to compete for the Memorial Cup with other CHL winners from the WHL and QMJHL.
For the playoffs, Othmann leads all Petes in scoring with 6 goals and 13 assists for 19 points in 16 matches. With two gold medals at the World Junior Championship for Canada, he’s clearly showing an ability to perform when it counts.
The 20 year-old forward registered 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
Othmann assist on game tying goal:
Othmann assist on game-winning goal