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Draft Guide

Ducks fly together

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

 

Western Hockey League

 

Victoria’s Tyler Soy was selected as the WHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 11 after he recorded four goals and four assists in three games. He has produced 29 goals and 74 points in 53 matches this season. The 21-year-old forward was chosen by the Anaheim Ducks in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Moose Jaw Warriors netminder Brody Willms captured the CHL Goaltender of the Week honor after he posted a 2-0-0-0 record with two shutouts. He stopped all 35 shots he faced during that time. The 19-year-old puck stopper has a 2.94 goals-against average and .902 save percentage in 41 games played. Anaheim Ducks prospect Sam Steel tallied one goal and added six helpers in four outings. The 30th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft has 21 goals and 61 points in 41 contests this campaign. Aleksi Heponiemi of Swift Current contributed four assists in three appearances to give him at least one point in each of his last five contests. He ranks third in the WHL with 97 points (24 goals, 73 assists) in 42 games. The 19-year-old was selected in the second round (40th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Liam Foudy of the London Knights was the recipient of the OHL Player of the Week honor after he posted five goals and two assists in three games. The 18-year-old forward, who has 24 points in 50 matches this year, is eligible to be taken in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Former Maple Leafs prospect Nikita Korostelev registered three goals and five assists in three games for the Peterborough Petes. The 21-year-old winger has 63 points in 50 matches. His pro rights will be up for grabs in the summer. Ethan Szypula is another overage player who had a strong week with five goals and seven points in three contests. He has 38 points in 51 games for the Owen Sound Attack in 2017-18. Kitchener goalie Mario Culina won both of his starts and stopped 81 shots in the process for a 2.00 goals-against average and .953 save percentage.

 

Quebec Major Hockey League

 

Maxime Comtois was the CHL and QMJHL Player of the Week. He claimed both honors after he amassed four goals and eight points in three games. Comtois has 30 goals and 55 points through 42 matches with the Victoriaville Tigres. The 19-year-old forward was a second-round pick (50th overall) of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2017 NHL Draft. Alexandre Alain of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada picked up two goals and five assists in three outings. The 20-year-old center extended his point streak to nine straight games. He currently sits second in the QMJHL with 72 points (36 goals, 36 assists) in 52 contests. Halifax rookie Filip Zadina potted six goals, including a four-goal performance, and he added two assists in four games. He is sixth in league scoring with 63 points (35 goals, 28 assists) in 44 appearances. Zadina is a top prospect for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, where he is projected to be a top-five pick. First-year netminder Colten Ellis of the Rimouski Oceanic was considered for the CHL Goaltender of the Week. He went 2-0-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average, a .976 save percentage and one shutout. The 17-year-old has a 2.20 GAA (second in the league) and .919 save percentage (third in the league) in 38 games this season. Ellis also leads the QMJHL with four shutouts.

Corey Abbott

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