Some teammates call him ‘Goose Goose,’ others call him ‘Ross the Boss.’ His coach Andre Tourigny simply calls him Marco. Most importantly for fans of the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s, rookie center Marco Rossi’s name has been showing up on plenty of scoresheets.
Rossi, selected 18th overall in the 2018 CHL import draft, has taken the OHL by storm in his first season in North America, with 13 goals and 27 points through 23 games before sustaining an elbow injury that figured to keep him out of the lineup until the new year. He’s not eligible for the NHL draft until 2020 because his Sept. 23 birthday is eight days past the cutoff for the 2019 draft. But he’s already creating significant buzz thanks to his hockey IQ, lethal shot and willingness to battle down low, despite his 5-foot-9 frame. “I don’t t...
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