Guelph Storm defenceman Cam Allen has been named OHL Rookie of the Year.
Allen beat out Sudbury forward David Goyette.
Allen, who was selected third overall in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection, had 13 goals, 24 assists and 37 points in 65 games along with a plus/minus rating of plus-13 during his 16-year-old season.
"It’s such an honour to be voted rookie of the year," said Allen in a press release.
"The amount of rookies around the league that had phenomenal seasons make this award feel that much more special. As proud as I am, so many people played a role in helping me thrive this season. There are so many people I would like to thank, starting with my parents, my brother and my sister, my billets, my coaches, our team staff, my agent, my trainers and my teammates young and old who all played a part in making this season, not only an enjoyable one, but a learning experience as well. Thank you to the City of Guelph and all the Storm fans that supported me and the team all year. I look forward to improving my game this summer and making noise with the team next season."
“Cameron has had an outstanding first year in the OHL," said Storm Head Coach and General Manager George Burnett. "He has played important minutes in all situations for our club this season and has done so with great success. We look forward to Cameron continuing to lead the way for the Storm in the future."
Allen will now be the OHL's nominee for CHL rookie of the year.