Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Ottawa Senators prospect Francois Brassard
is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November
17 after posting two shutout victories in two starts for a perfect
2-0-0-0 record along with a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save
percentage of 1.000.
Brassard stopped all 56 shots he faced last
week and now leads the league with four shutouts while the Remparts now
sit in sixth place in the QMJHL standings with 31 points. Last
Wednesday night Brassard made 27 saves against the first place
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada backstopping the Remparts to a 6-0 victory
which was just the Armada’s third regulation loss of the season.
Brassard followed that performance with a 29-save effort and first star
honours in a 4-0 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes on Friday. Brassard
now has eight career shutouts with the Remparts, tying the team record
set by Louis Domingue.
Brassard, a 19-year-old from Gatineau,
Quebec, is playing in his third QMJHL season with the Remparts.
Selected by the Senators in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Draft,
Brassard has a 9-5-2-2 record with a goals-against-average of 2.97 and
save percentage of .908 this season.
Also considered for the
award this week was OHL Player of the Week Alex Fotinos of the Windsor
Spitfires who posted a 3-0-0-0 record with one shutout along with a
goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .951. In the WHL,
Landon Bow of the Swift Current Broncos posted a 1-0-0-1 record with a
1.44 goals-against-average and a .952 save percentage.
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