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Draft Guide

CHL season is in the books

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Western Hockey League

 

Dillon Dube was named the CHL and WHL Player of the Week after he produced four goals and three assists in two games. He finished the regular season with 84 points (38 goals, 46 assists) in 53 games. Dube’s Kelowna Rockets will face Tri-City in the first round of the WHL Playoffs. The 19-year-old was selected in the second round (56th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames. Patrick Dea, who plays for the Tri-City Americans, was the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Mar. 18. He stopped 78 of the 82 shots he faced in a pair of victories. He ended up with a 1.58 goals-against average and .951 save percentage. Dea posted a 22-14-7-0 record this season with two shutouts, a 3.17 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. San Jose Sharks prospect Jayden Halbgewachs led the league with 70 goals and 129 points in 72 games. The 20-year-old forward enjoyed a career year in his fourth season with the Moose Jaw Warriors. Spokane’s Ty Smith was second in the WHL in scoring among defensemen with 73 points (14 goals, 59 assists) in 69 matches this season. The 17-year-old defender is eligible for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack was the OHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 18. He collected six goals and one assist in three games to close out the regular season with 100 points (42 goals, 58 assists) in 64 contests. The 18-year-old center was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Ottawa Senators prospect Aaron Luchuk, who plays for the Barrie Colts, was the league’s leading scorer with 115 points (50 goals, 65 assists) in 68 games. He had three goals and two helpers in three outings to finish the 2017-18 campaign. Evan Bouchard, who is eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft, led all OHL defensemen with 87 points (25 goals, 62 assists) in 67 games. The London Knights captain had two goals one assist in the last two matches of the regular season. Stephen Dhillon of the Niagara IceDogs was considered for the CHL Goaltender of the Week honor after he won both of his starts, while registering a 2.45 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. The 19-year-old can be chosen in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Nicolas Beaudin was the QMJHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 18 after he produced seven assists in three games. The 2018 NHL Draft prospect tied for second in league scoring among defensemen with 69 points (12 goals, 57 assists) in 68 games for Drummondville. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Alex Barre-Boulet was the QMJHL’s point leader with a total of 116 (53 goals, 63 assists) in 65 games. The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada forward signed with Tampa Bay earlier this month. 2018 NHL Draft prospect Filip Zadina led all rookies with 44 goals and 82 points in 57 games. He earned two goals and three helpers in three matches last week to extend his point streak to six straight games. Rimouski’s Jimmy Lemay was considered for the CHL Goaltender of the Week award despite a pair of shootout losses. He recorded a 1.38 goals-against average and .933 save percentage. The 18-year-old netminder appeared in 21 games in 2017-18 for the Oceanic.

Corey Abbott

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