Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Nikita
Kucherov of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies is the CHL Player of the Week for
the week ending February 17 after collecting 12 points in three games
with four goals and eight assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.
Kucherov recorded two five-point games last week and extended his
personal point streak to 12 games which is the second longest active
streak in the QMJHL dating back to December 1. On Wednesday night in
Victoriaville he scored a goal with four assists as the game’s third
star despite a 6-5 shootout loss to the Tigres. He picked up a goal and
an assist on Friday in a tough 5-4 overtime loss to the Drummondville
Voltigeurs before finishing the week Saturday with another five-point
performance scoring twice including the game-winner plus three assists
as third star of a 7-5 win over the West Division leading
Kucherov, a 19-year-old native of Russia is playing in his first
QMJHL season. A second round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the
2011 NHL Entry Draft, Kucherov won bronze at the 2013 World Junior
Championship and has 44 points in just 22 games this season.
Also considered for the award this week was Philadelphia Flyers
prospect Nick Cousins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who had nine
points in two games scoring twice with seven assists, and Toronto Maple
Leafs prospect Morgan Rielly of the Moose Jaw Warriors who scored four
goals and one assist for five points in three games.
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