Maggio Named OHL's Most Outstanding Player for 2022-23May 12, 2023
Matthew Maggio has won the most prestigious individual award in the Ontario Hockey League, taking home the Red Tilson Trophy as the league's Most Outstanding Player during the 2022-23 regular season.
Maggio led the OHL with 54 goals and 111 points in 66 games, and gives the Spitfires back-to-back Red Tilson Trophy recipients after current Dallas Stars forward Wyatt Johnston claimed the honor in 2021-22. Maggio helped the Spitfires win their second of back-to-back West Division titles and becomes the first player in OHL history to receive both the Red Tilson Trophy as Most Outstanding Player, while also being voted the league's Overage Player of the Year.
The New York Islanders’ fifth-round draft pick in 2022 (142nd overall) signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the team on May 1st. The 20-year-old is eligible to play in the American Hockey League with Bridgeport next season.
"I am incredibly honored and humbled to receive the Red Tilson Trophy," Maggio said. "I would like to acknowledge the support and contributions of my family, friends, teammates, coaches, management, and ownership with the Windsor Spitfires. I am grateful for their guidance, motivation, and unwavering support throughout the season. I am also honored to join the esteemed group of past winners and their legacy of excellence in the OHL and the sport of hockey.”
Notable active players in the NHL who've also earned the Red Tilson Trophy include Tyler Seguin (2010), Connor McDavid (2015) and Mitch Marner (2016). Former Islander Brad Boyes earned the award in back-to-back years (2001 and 2002). Former Islander John Tavares also won in 2007.
With the Red Tilson honor, Maggio is the OHL nominee for the Canadian Hockey League's Player of the Year Award presented on June 3rd.