The Ontario Hockey League had a bit of a different landscape than the present league. There were sixteen teams split into two divisions, the traditional Leyden and Emms. The Guelph Storm played their inaugural season after moving from the Hamilton Dukes. The Storm won just four of their 66 regular season games. Originally, the franchise was the Toronto Marlboros. It was the last year of the Cornwall Royals. The franchise relocated to Newmarket the following year and became the present day Sarnia Sting in 1994-95.

The Peterborough Petes finished first in the Leyden Division and first overall in the OHL with 89 points in 66 games, earning the Hamilton Spectator Trophy. The Ted Nolan coached Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds won the Robertson Cup, going the full seven games with the North Bay Centennials in the final series. The Greyhounds advanced to the Memorial Cup and were downed by the Kamloops Blazers in the final game.

There were seven players in the OHL in 1991-92 to reach the 50 goal plateau.

Darren McCarty – Belleville Bulls

McCarty was in his last of three years with the Bulls and led the league with 55 goals. His 127 total points placed him fourth in the league and earned him the Jim Mahon Trophy as the highest scoring right winger.

Darren was a second round pick of the Detroit Red Wings at the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, 46th overall. He played 758 NHL regular season games between 1993-94 and 2008-09 with the Red Wings and Calgary Flames. Darren McCarty was part of four Stanley Cup championship teams in Detroit.

Jason Dawe – Peterborough Petes

Dawe finished tied for second with 53 goals. It was his third of four years in the Ontario Hockey League, all with the Petes. The following year, his goal production increased to 58 but he finished third in the league. The Buffalo Sabres selected him in the second round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 35th overall. He went on to play 366 regular season NHL games between 1993-94 and 2001-02 with the Sabres, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers.

Jarrett Reid – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Reid also finished with 53 goals. It was second of three years with the Sault. He would also play the 1993-94 season with the Belleville Bulls. Jarrett was picked in the sixth round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers, 143rd overall. He never played in the NHL but did play pro hockey from 1994-95 to 2004-05 in the ECHL and AHL, as well as in Italy, Germany and France.

Todd Simon – Niagara Falls Thunder

Yet another that finished with 53 goals. Simon was awarded the Eddie Powers Trophy with his league leading 146 points. It was his third and final season in Niagara Falls. Simon was a ninth round pick of the Buffalo Sabres in 1992. His only NHL action was with Buffalo in 1993-94 in the form of 15 games. Todd played pro from 1992-93 to 2007-08 in the AHL and IHL, along with action in Germany and Italy.

Andrew Brunette – Owen Sound Platers

Brunette finished with 51 goals in his second of three seasons with Owen Sound. The following year, Andrew exploded with 62 goals and 100 assists for 162 points to earn the Eddie Powers Trophy. Despite the offensive output, Brunette was just a seventh round pick of the Washington Capitals in 1993. He went on to play 1,110 regular season games in the NHL between 1995-96 and 2011-12 with the Capitals, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche and Chicago Blackhawks.

Kirk Maltby – Owen Sound Platers

Maltby scored exactly 50 goals in his third and final year with the Platers. The Edmonton Oilers selected Kirk in the third round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, 65th overall. He played 1,072 regular season NHL games between 1993-94 and 2009-10 with the Oilers and Red Wings. Like Darren McCarty, Maltby was a member of four Stanley Cup champions in Detroit.

Ralph Intranuovo – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

The only one of these seven 50 goal scorers that was still active in 2012-13. Ralph equaled Kirk Maltby with 50 goals in 1991-92. It was his second of three seasons in the league, all with the Greyhounds. In 1992, Intranuovo was a fourth round pick of the Edmonton Oilers. He appeared in 22 games in the NHL with the Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs. Ralph has played in Europe since 1999-00, appearing in Germany, Austria and Italy. 2012-13 was spent with Valpellice in Italy’s Lega Italiana Hockey su Ghiaccio (LIHG).


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