Before his days as an OHL star with the Ottawa 67’s and a front line centreman with the NHL’s Calgary Flames, Sean Monahan made a name for himself at the 2010 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour.
The Brampton, Ont. native captained the wild card entry Mississauga Rebels to OHL Cup glory as they played to a 5-1-0-1 record, edging a high-powered Toronto Marlboros squad 2-1 in the championship final. Monahan earned showcase MVP honours with 13 points (7-6–13) over seven games as the Rebels became the first-ever wild card entry to claim showcase supremacy.
Monahan went on to be selected 16th overall by the 67’s in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection. He’d skate alongside such names as Tyler Toffoli, Cody Ceci and Rebels teammate Brett Gustavsen throughout his time in the OHL before being chosen sixth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2013 NHL Draft. Now 25, Monahan has scored at least 20 goals in all seven of his NHL seasons to date as he continues to serve as a reliable scoring option in Calgary.
With the 2020 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour being cancelled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we’re spending the week taking a look back at some of the top OHL Cup performances from years gone by.