He is a Rock star defenseman. Kenyon Nyman of the Timmins Rock leads all Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League blue liners in scoring thus far this season.
Not only does the 6-foot-3, 195 pound Nyman top all NOJHL defenders with six goals, 18 assists, 24 points in 17 games but he is tied for second on the Rock scoring chart and his totals have him tied for third in the entire league.
Nyman is used to putting up points at the junior A level.
Over the course of the 2021-2022 campaign with the eventual champion Red Lake Miners of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, Nyman netted four goals, 32 assists, 36 points in 37 regular season games and then had 1-5-6 totals in 11 playoff outings.
Hailing from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Nyman is one of four 20-year old players acquired from Red Lake by Timmins general manager/coach Brandon Perry in three separate transactions during the off season.
The others are forwards Brady Harroun, Lucas Piekarczyk and Ethan Pool. Harroun is tied with Nyman for third in league scoring with 12 goals, 12 assists, 24 points in 17 games. Piekarczyk has 6-6-12 totals in 15 matches while Pool is 1-5-6 in 12 outings.
Timmins has won four straight games and has a record of 11-4-2 as one of the top teams in the 12 member NOJHL.
Defenseman Kenyon Nyman of the Timmins Rock, in action against the French River Rapids. (photo by Thomas Perry.)