Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tampa
Bay Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads is the
CHL Player of the Week for the second time this season after recording
10 points in three games including one goal and nine assists with a
plus-minus rating of plus-6 for the week ending January 19.
Drouin helped the Mooseheads pick up three wins last week improving
their record to 30-16-0-1 where they lead the QMJHL’s Maritimes Division
with 61 points. All three of his games were multi-point efforts
including last Wednesday night playing in his first game since
representing Canada at the World Junior Championship where he
contributed two assists as part of a 5-1 win over the Charlottetown
Islanders. He finished the week with back-to-back four-point games
earning first star honours in both contests including Saturday night
with four assists in an 8-1 win over the Rimouski Oceanic, then on
Sunday with a goal and three assists in a 9-1 win over the
Drouin, an 18-year-old from Ste-Agathe, Quebec, is playing in his
third QMJHL season with the Mooseheads. The reigning CHL Player of the
Year was selected third overall by the Lightning in the 2013 NHL Draft,
and this season is currently tied for eighth in league scoring with 18
goals and 42 assists for 60 points in just 26 games played.
Also considered for the award this week was fellow Canadian National
Junior Team member defenceman Derrick Pouliot of the Portland
Winterhawks who scored one goal with four assists for five points in two
games, while Hunter Garlent of the Peterborough Petes scored four goals
and five assists for nine points in three games.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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