24 Days until the Barrie Colts Home Opener! (Michael Webster) #OHL

24 days until the start of the Barrie Colts 2017-18 regular season!

Michael Webster wore 24 with the Colts for 4 seasons. Barrie selected Webster 233 overall at the 2011 OHL Priority Selection draft. Webster would play his rookie season in 2012-13 posting a total of 11 assists over 63 games played.

2015-16 would be his OA season with the Ponies and he was named the team’s 17th captain in team history. Mike went on to set career highs in goals (9), assists (35), plus/minus (31) and points (44). At the year's end, he was named the winner of the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy, which is awarded to the OHL captain that best exemplifies leadership on, and off the ice. He did a lot of local charity work raising money for the Canadian Mental Health Association, including $21,000 for March Mullet in his final season with the team. Webster is the first and only Colt to win this award.

Over his OHL career he played in 254 regular season games, scoring 18 goals, 77 assists for a total of 95 points. He appeared in 54 playoff games where he would score 2 goals and add 15 assists.

After his OHL season concluded he would go on to sign a 1-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins AHL team, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Webster spent the season with the teams ECHL team the Wheeling Nailers. The 2016-17 season saw him play 57 games. He finished the season with 5 goals and 24 assists.

I got a chance to work with Michael on Roger TV Barrie’s ‘Barrie Fantasy Hockey League’ which was a show with players, the Colts announce team, other community members and myself (Ryan Noble) competing in fantasy hockey.

Yes, Yes, Team Noble won the trophy at the end of the season, but Webster was great the couple times I worked with him on set.

The Barrie Colts home opener is Thursday, September 21st when the host the Ottawa 67's.


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