entre Dane Fox, an undrafted 20-year-old who has become a goal-scoring star in the Ontario Hockey League, has been signed by the Vancouver Canucks.

Fox has a league-high 41 goals in 35 games this season for the Erie Otters.

Fox is currently second in OHL scoring with 67 points and is a teammate of Canuck 2012 first-round draft pick Brendan Gaunce.

"He is a late-bloomer, but he also had a very good season last year and seems to have found a way to excel at the Ontario Hockey League level," Canuck general manager Mike Gillis said Saturday of the six-foot, 185-pound Fox. "We are very pleased to get him signed.

"We have had him and a couple of other players identified as key guys in the free agent market coming out of junior and college. Certainly he was at the top of our list, among a couple of others. We tend to only focus on a few players, not a ton, but he was right there at the top of that list, so we are very pleased to have him done."

With the likes of Fox, Connor McDavid, Connor Brown and the recently acquired Gaunce, the Otters are the class of the OHL. They lead the league with a record of 29-5-1-0 and have scored 167 goals in 35 games.

Fox trails Brown by a single point in the OHL scoring race.