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Hischier shines in 2017 TPG

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

 

Western Hockey League

 

Kole Lind was named the WHL Player of the Week after he picked up three goals and five assists for eight points in three games. He posted a pair of three-point performances and finished the week with three multi-point outings in three wins for the Kelowna Rockets. The 18-year-old has 66 points in 51 matches this year and he is eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Lethbridge’s Stuart Skinner was the CHL Goaltender of the Week. He stopped 65 shots and earned a 2-0-0-0 record with one shutout, a 0.99 goals-against average and a .970 save percentage. Skinner is also eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft and he stopped 17 of 18 shots in the second half of the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game for Team Cherry in a 7-5 win over Team Orr. Portland defender Henri Jokiharju was named the star of the Top Prospects Game for Team Cherry when he collected three assists. He has 33 points in 52 games for the Winterhawks this year. Winnipeg Jets prospect Matteo Gennaro was the WHL Player of the Month for January. The 19-year-old forward amassed 29 points, including 20 goals, in 15 games for the Calgary Hitmen. The seventh-round pick in 2015 racked up 11 multi-point contests and six multi-goal matches over that span.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Alex DeBrincat captured the CHL and OHL Player of the Week honors after he generated six goals and 11 points in just three contests. He became Erie’s all-time leading goal scorer when he netted his 142nd career marker in win over Peterborough. The second-round draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks leads the OHL with 92 points and 44 goals in 45 matches this season. Kitchener’s Adam Mascherin was the Player of the Month for January. He compiled 22 points, including 17 helpers, in 12 games. The 38th overall pick of the Florida Panthers in 2016 found the scoresheet in 11 of his 12 appearances and he registered eight multi-point performances. Jeremy Brodeur, who is the son of goalie great Martin Brodeur, posted a 2-0-0-0 record, including one shutout, last week along with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .973 save percentage. The 20-year-old Oshawa puck stopper made 71 saves during his two outings. Columbus prospect Kole Sherwood notched three goals and three assists in two matches for the Flint Firebirds last week. The undrafted winger, who signed an entry-level deal with the Blue Jackets following the 2015 NHL Draft, has 58 points in 42 contests in 2016-17.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Filip Chapik was the first star of the week for the QMJHL for the period ending Feb. 5. He generated a hat trick and nine assists to total 12 points in four games for the Charlottetown Islanders. His outstanding week also earned him consideration for the CHL Player of the Week distinction. The second rounder (48th overall) of the Ottawa Senators in 2015 has 71 points in 40 matches this year. Vitaly Abramov received the second star of the week after he accounted for eight points in three games for Gatineau. He hit the 35-goal mark to close out the week and has 74 points in 50 games this campaign. The 18-year-old forward was a third-round selection of Columbus in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Nashville Predators draft pick Frederic Allard was the third star of the week in the QMJHL. The Chicoutimi defender had six assists in three appearances and five of them came in a single game. The third-round choice in the 2016 NHL Draft has 47 points in 46 matches. Halifax’s Nico Hischier was impressive at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, where he recorded a goal and two assists in a 7-5 loss to Team Cherry. The 18-year-old prospect for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft was the player of the game for Team Orr. He has piled up 76 points in 43 games during his rookie season, which ranks him third overall in the league scoring race.

Corey Abbott

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