The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tampa Bay Lightning
prospect Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads is the CHL Player of
the Week with 10 points in three games scoring four goals and six
assists along with a plus-minus rating of plus-5 for the week ending
Drouin recorded three multi-point games helping the
Mooseheads earn three victories last week to extend their
winning-streak to seven and placing them second overall in the QMJHL
standings with 38 points. Last Thursday night Drouin collected three
assists and third star honours as part of a 5-2 win over the
Drummondville Voltigeurs, then scored three goals for his first
hat-trick of the season on Friday and was named first star of the
Mooseheads’ 4-3 win over the Charlottetown Islanders. He finished his
week Saturday with a four-point performance scoring a goal and three
assists as part of a 6-3 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan giving him
seven straight multi-point games and extending his overall point-streak
to 11 straight games.
Drouin, an 18-year-old from Ste-Agathe,
Quebec, is playing in his third QMJHL season with the Mooseheads.
Selected by the Lightning with the third overall pick in the 2013 NHL
Draft, the reigning CHL Player of the Year has 39 points in just 17
games so far this season. Captain of Team QMJHL, Drouin also picked up
three assists on Monday night in Gatineau in the 3-2 victory over Russia
to open the 2013 SUBWAY Super Series.
Also considered for the
award this week was defenceman and New York Islanders Ryan Pulock of the
Brandon Wheat Kings and forward Dane Fox of the Erie Otters who each
recorded seven points in three games both scoring two goals and five
assists while their clubs earned three wins.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)