Player to Watch: Remi Ojo

Remi Ojo has had a storied career with the Toronto Rush. He holds the team record for most blocks in a playoff run, with eight in 2015. However, he’s been victim to frequent knee injuries, limiting him to only two games played last year. When he’s on the field, he’s one of the most exciting players in the world. Ojo is healthy and will start on Toronto’s defense against the Ottawa Outlaws this weekend. Expect great things. 

In early 2018, a short stretch of gameplay for Ojo became one of the most thrilling moments of Toronto’s season. Ojo recorded four blocks in the team’s season-opener against the New York Empire, two of them coming on the same point. The final block resulted in a callahan, meaning he caught a Toronto goal on a pass thrown by a New York player.

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Over the course of his career, Ojo has recorded 38 blocks in only 34 games. He gets better in the playoffs, with 11 blocks in five career games. Six of those blocks have come against the Outlaws. He’ll look to build on both totals this weekend.

Against Ottawa this weekend, Ojo will likely see plenty of time guarding athletic marvel Alec Arsenault. Arsenault is one of the league’s most athletic cutters. 

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Arsenault has caught 111 goals in his last two years with the Outlaws. It takes a special defender to bother Arsenault, but Ojo is his athletic equal. Any clashes between Ojo and Arsenault this weekend should be some of the most incredible moments of the game, and they could help determine whether Ottawa will beat their divisional rivals for the first time in history.