JAKE O’BRIEN ANNOUNCED AS EAST DIVISION ACADEMIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
The Ontario Hockey League today announced outstanding Brantford Bulldogs rookie forward Jake O’Brien as the OHL’s East Division Academic Player of the Month for January! While Jake approaches history on the ice, in the form of the Bulldogs rookie scoring record, he is excelling in the classroom!
East Division – Jake O’Brien (Brantford Bulldogs)
Brantford Bulldogs rookie forward Jake O’Brien is the OHL East Division Academic Player of the Month for January.
O’Brien is currently holding outstanding grades in three grade 11 courses, including an overall average of 92.3 percent across Marketing, Designing Your Future, and Health at Ancaster High School.
“Jake has demonstrated impressive academic achievement across a breadth of courses,” said Bulldogs Academic Advisor Sean Nicholson. “His teachers regularly note the diligent attention he pays to his studies, and how he’s always on time with his assignments, even after a long road trip. Jake is a role model for other e-learning students and has managed to achieve the perfect balance between academics and his on-ice commitments”.
The 16-year-old from Toronto, Ont. has played 38 games this season, recording seven goals and 34 assists for the Bulldogs. O’Brien’s 43 points make him the only OHL rookie with than a point-per-game so far this season. Winning the 2023 OHL Cup to be crowned the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, the 6-foot, 165Ib. forward was Brantford’s first round (8th overall) pick in the 2023 OHL Priority Selection from the Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 program. O’Brien was selected to represent Canada Red at the 2023 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge last November.