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Draft Guide

Luukkonen starring in the OHL

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 11, 2018, 11:46 am ET

 

Western Hockey League

 

Saskatoon’s Dawson Davidson earned the CHL Player of the Week honor after he produced one goal and seven assists in four games. The 20-year-old leads the CHL in scoring among defensemen. Trent Miner of the Vancouver Giants claimed the CHL Goaltender of the Week distinction for period ending Oct. 7 after he went 2-0-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, a .964 save percentage and one shutout. The 17-year-old rookie is eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft. Portland Winterhawks forward Joachim Blichfeld racked up five goals and four assists in three matches last week. The San Jose Sharks prospect leads the league in scoring with 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in just eight games. The 20-year-old was taken in the seventh round of the 2016 NHL Draft. Trey Fix-Wolansky compiled three goals and two helpers in three contests last week. He has put up 16 points, including 10 assists, in 10 games so far this season for the Edmonton Oil Kings. Fix-Wolansky was a seven-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2018 NHL Draft.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Buffalo Sabres prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen was named the OHL Player of the Week after he posted a 3-0-0-0 record with a 1.66 goals-against average and .952 save percentage. He played in three road games for the Sudbury Wolves and stopped 99 shots in his victories. The 19-year-old netminder was selected in the second round (54th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Isaac Ratcliffe of the Guelph Storm generated three goals with two assists in two outings last week. The Philadelphia Flyers draft pick has six goals and 10 points in six matches this season. He was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Fellow Guelph forward Nate Schnarr had three goals and two helpers as well. He has collected five goals and 12 points through six contests this campaign. Schnarr was a third-round choice of the Arizona Coyotes in the 2017 NHL Draft. Austen Keating of the Ottawa 67’s picked up one goal and five assists in three games. The 19-year-old forward has accounted for 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in nine matches this season.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Gabriel Bilodeau of the Gatineau Olympiques was chosen as the QMJHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 7. The 20-year-old blueliner registered one goal and four assists over three contests. Bilodeau has nine points (one goal, eight assists) in eight appearances this year. Chicoutimi’s Alexis Shank was considered for the CHL Goaltender of the Week honor after he went 1-0-0-1 with a shutout victory. He posted a 0.96 goals-against average and .952 save percentage. In four outings this campaign, the 18-year-old puck stopper leads the league with a 1.48 goals-against average and .942 save percentage. Yaroslav Alexeyev, who leads the QMJHL with 10 goals in eight games, found the back of the net five times in three games last week. The 19-year-old winger also added one assist to give him 13 points following eight matches this campaign. Calgary Flames prospect Dmitry Zavgorodniy is leading the league with 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in nine games for Rimouski. He notched five goals and three helpers in three matches last week. The Flames snatched him up in the seventh round (198th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Corey Abbott

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