(Photo by Mississauga Steelheads)

Las Vegas–Today Vegas Golden Knights prospect defenseman Nic Hague was awarded the OHL’s Defenseman Of The Year for 2018.

Drafted in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee at 34th overall, Hague had himself a career season with the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads.

In 67 games to his credit this season, Hague scored an impressive total of 35 goals, tallied 43 assists for 78 points with a +2 rating.

His 35 goals that he produced during the 2017-18 campaign with Mississauga is a franchise record in their 6 year history. Hague lead the Steelheads in scoring and was completed the season in second place among defenseman league wide.

Hague was also one of three Golden Knights prospects to record at least 75 points this season down in juniors. The other two were Cody Glass and Nick Suzuki.

With the Golden Knights prospect, Hague made history with the Steelheads as being their first ever player in club history to be the recipient of the “Max Kaminsky Trophy” as the leagues best defenseman.

Recently, the Chicago Wolves called up Hague to the AHL shortly after his Steelheads were knocked out of the OHL Playoffs.

In the short history of the Golden Knights, Hague becomes the first prospect in receiving this award.

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