Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Detroit
Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou of the Barrie Colts is the CHL
Player of the Week with seven points in two games scoring twice with
five assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-4 for the week ending
Athanasiou recorded back-to-back multi-point games helping the Colts
earn a pair of road victories to improve their record to 16-11-1-2 where
they rank second place in the OHL’s Central Division. He earned first
star honours on Saturday night scoring a shorthanded goal that held as
the game-winner plus two assists in a 5-1 win over the Belleville Bulls,
then claimed first star honours for the second consecutive game on
Sunday with a goal and three assists in a 7-2 win over the Ottawa 67’s.
Athanasiou, a 19-year-old from Woodbridge, ON, is playing in his
fourth career OHL season and second with the Colts. Recently signed to
an entry-level contract by the Red Wings, Athanasiou was selected in the
fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft and leads the Colts with 39 points
in 28 games after recording 67 points in 66 games last season.
Also considered for the award this week was defenceman Sébastien
Gauthier of the Shawinigan Cataractes with two goals and four assists
for six points in two games, and Washington Capitals prospect Chandler
Stephenson of the Regina Pats who scored four goals and two assists for
six points in three games.
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