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Draft Guide

Girard back to terrorize the Q

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

 

 

Western Hockey League

 

Deven Sideroff has captured the WHL Player of the Week honor after he recorded five goals and three assists in four games. He led the Kamloops Blazers to three victories with three game-winning markers. The 19-year-old Anaheim Ducks prospect has 22 goals and 40 points in 34 contests this season. He was a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Prince George puck stopper Ty Edmonds was the WHL Goaltender of the Week. He posted a 3-0-0-0 record with 1.67 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage. San Jose Sharks draft pick Noah Gregor picked up three goals and two helpers in three outings. The fourth rounder in 2016 has 19 markers and 45 points in 34 appearances for the Moose Jaw Warriors. Mason Shaw accounted for three goals and four assists in three games for Medicine Hat last week. The 18-year-old forward is eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft. He is tied for second in the WHL scoring race with 53 points in 35 contests.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Peterborough netminder Dylan Wells was selected as the OHL Player of the Week and the CHL Goaltender of the week for the period ending Dec. 18. He recorded a mark of 3-0-0-0 with a 1.95 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage. Wells amassed 103 saves during that time to help the Petes extend their win streak to eight consecutive games. The 18-year-old was chosen in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Adam Mascherin of the Kitchener Rangers registered two goals and added four helpers in just two matches. The Florida Panthers draft choice, who went 38th overall in 2016, is third in the OHL with 55 points in 31 games. Boris Katchouk notched three goals and three assists in three contests for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. The 44th overall pick in the 2016 draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning has 30 points through 32 games. Greyhounds teammate Tim Gettinger produced four goals and six points as well in three outings. The New York Rangers prospect has 27 points in 32 appearances this campaign. He was a fifth-round pick in 2016.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Vitalli Abramov was the CHL Player of the Week and the first star of the QMJHL after he generated five goals and 11 points in only three games. He racked six points in an 8-1 win over Quebec and has 45 points through 32 matches. Abramov was taken in the third round (65th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. 18-year-old goalie Samuel Harvey was the second star of the week after he earned two wins with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .960 save percentage in two starts. The Rouyn-Noranda goaltender posted his third shutout and stopped 48 of the 50 shots he faced for the week. Harvey ranks third in the league with a 2.40 goals-against average and he leads the QMJHL with 17 victories. The third star of the week went to Giovanni Fiore of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. He tallied five goals and two assists in three contests. All five of his markers were scored in a 7-2 win over Acadie-Bathurst. He has 23 goals and 36 points in 28 outings. Sherbrooke rearguard Thomas Gregoire, who is the young brother of Montreal prospect Jeremy Gregoire, leads all QMJHL defensemen with 42 points in 35 matches. He added a goal and an assist in two appearances last week. Gregoire will face stiff competition from Samuel Girard, who returned to Shawinigan after being cut from Team Canada’s National Junior selection camp. The Nashville Predators prospect registered two goals and two assists in just two games last week. He has amassed 36 points in 24 appearances.

Corey Abbott

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