Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mooseheads’ Jonathan Drouin named CHL Player of the Week

Press Release

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 November 17.

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 nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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