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Marner, Hawryluk star in Feb.

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



Western Hockey League

 

Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Tyler Wong captured the WHL and CHL Player of the Week honors after he posted 10 points, including seven assists, in only three games. He posted a six-point effort last Wednesday against Regina in a 9-8 shootout loss. Wong had two goals and four assists in the contest. The 20-year-old has 79 points in 63 matches this season. The Player of the Month distinction went to Jayce Hawryluk of the Brandon Wheat Kings. He racked up 26 assists and 33 points in 13 February games, while accounting for 10 multi-point performances. Hawryluk, who just signed an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers, has 79 points in 49 games. He was a second-round pick of the Panthers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Florida also signed undrafted free agent Dryden Hunt, who ranks second in the WHL in scoring with 102 points in 63 outings with the Moose Jaw Warriors. Victoria netminder Griffen Outhouse earned the nod for Goaltender of the Month in the WHL. He posted a 5-0-0-1 record with one shutout, a 1.58 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage in six appearances. The 17-year-old has a 1.83 GAA and a .939 save percentage in 23 games this season.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

The OHL Player of the Month for February is Mitch Marner of the London Knights. The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect generated 10 goals and 18 assists in 12 games. He picked up at least one point in 11 of those matches. Marner became the third player in the OHL to reach the 100-point plateau. He has 38 goals and 101 points after just 48 games. 2016 NHL Draft eligible defender Jakob Chychrun has been named the OHL Defenseman of the Month. He produced 13 points in 13 contests, while posting points in nine of his February appearances. Chychurn sits fourth in the league in scoring among defensemen this campaign with 45 points in 57 matches. Another 2016 NHL Draft prospect, Alexander Nylander, earned a monthly award in February. He was chosen as the OHL Rookie of the Month. Nylander recorded two goals and 12 assists in 11 games. Nylander leads all first-year OHLers with 28 goals, 44 assists and 72 points. Kingston's Jeremy Helvig was selected as the Goaltender of the Month after he posted a mark of 6-0-0-0 with a 1.88 GAA and a .942 save percentage and one shutout. The 18-year-old puck stopper has a 16-2-1 record on the year along with a .930 save percentage and a 2.16 goals-against average. Logan Brown, who can also be taken in the 2016 NHL Draft, was the OHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 28. he compiled seven points in three multi-point games. The soon-to-be 18-year-old has 62 points in 51 matches in 2015-16.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Alex Dostie claimed the first star of the month of February in the QMJHL after he registered nine goals and nine assists for 18 points in 10 outings. He recorded at least two points in seven of those games. The 18-year-old has a personal best 69 points on the season. 2016 NHL Entry Draft hopeful Pascal Laberge claimed the second star of the month. He put up 14 helpers and 20 points in 12 appearances. The Victoriaville forward has 61 points in 49 matches. Samuel Girard was the third star of February after he got 13 points, including 12 assists, in 10 games. The 2016 NHL Draft eligible player leads all QMJHL blueliners with 62 points in 59 games this campaign. Acadie-Bathurst goalie Reilly Pickard is another 2016 prospect coming off an impressive week . He was named the first star for the period ending Feb. 28 for a 1-1-1 record along with a 1.30 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage.

Corey Abbott

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