Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Christian Thomas of the Oshawa Generals is the CHL Player of the Week after scoring 10 points in two games for the week ending November 21. Thomas had five goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Thomas led the Generals to two wins beginning with his first career six-point game on Friday night as part of a 10-3 win over the Erie Otters. He scored three goals and three assists and was named first star of the game. On Saturday night he recorded a four-point game scoring twice and adding two assists as first star of a 7-4 win over the Barrie Colts.
Thomas, an 18-year-old from Toronto, ON, is a New York Rangers prospect selected in the second round, 40th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Playing in his third OHL season, Thomas had 33 points in 20 games so far this season to lead the Generals.
Alex Belzile of the Rimouski Oceanic was also considered after an impressive showing in two games this week with seven points including two goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6. In the WHL, Kellan Tochkin led the Everett Silvertips to three wins and also produced seven points including four goals and three assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.
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