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Draft Guide

Chekhovich checks all boxes

by Corey Abbott

 

 

Western Hockey League

 

Brett Leason of the Prince Albert Raiders was named the WHL Player of the Month for September and October. He has amassed 15 goals and 20 assists in 16 games. Leason has generated 13 multi-point performances during that span. The 19-year-old forward currently leads the league in scoring. Red Deer blueliner Alexander Alexeyev was the WHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 28 after he produced three goals and five assists in four outings. He ranks second in the WHL in scoring among defensemen with 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 15 contests. Alexeyev was selected with the 31st overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Ian Scott claimed the WHL Goaltender of the Month honor for September and October. He backstopped Prince Albert to a 13-1-0-0 record, while posting a 1.57 goals-against average and .943 save percentage. The Leafs chose him in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Everett netminder Dustin Wolf was the WHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Oct. 28 after he went 3-1-0-0 with a 1.01 goals-against average and .959 save percentage. He turned aside 93 of 97 shots and picked up his first shutout of the season. Wolf is eligible for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Niagara puck stopper Stephen Dhillon was the OHL Player of the Week and the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Oct. 28 after he won all three of his starts with a 0.97 goals-against average and .970 save percentage. The 20-year-old goalie has worked out with several NHL teams at development camps over the last few years, including Detroit, Pittsburgh and Montreal, but he remains unsigned. North Bay’s Justin Brazeau amassed four goals and four assists in three games last week. He leads the league with 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) in 15 matches. Fellow Battalion forward Matthew Struthers notched three goals and added four assists in three games. The 18-year-old is tied for third in the OHL in scoring with 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 12 appearances. Jonathan Yantsis of the Kitchener Rangers made the most of his two outings with three goals and three assists. The 19-year-old forward has 12 goals and 18 points in 15 games this campaign.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Ivan Chekhovich was the CHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 28 after he tallied five goals and added three assists in three contests. The 19-year-old was selected in the seventh round (212th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks. Chekhovich ranks fourth in the QMJHL with 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) in 17 games. Gatineau netminder Creed Jones was considered for the CHL Goaltender of the Week honor after he won both of his starts, while posting a 1.00 goals-against average and .970 save percentage. The 18-year-old has a 1.63 goals-against average (third in the league) and .934 save percentage (third in the league) in six appearances this season. Alexis Shank was the QMJHL Goaltender of the Month for October. He has five wins in eight games this year, while leading the league goals-against average (1.42), save percentage (.947) and shutouts (two). The 18-year-old has been a star for Chicoutimi early in the 2018-19 campaign. Jeremy McKenna currently leads the QMJHL with 29 points in 17 games. He wrapped up October with 10 goals and 12 assists in 13 outings.

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.