Western Hockey League
Sam Steel was the WHL Player of the Month for September and October. He generated 22 points, including 10 goals, in 11 matches. He was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by Anaheim. Kailer Yamamoto was chosen as the WHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 30. He produced three goals and four assist in four matches to capture the award. The 18-year-old forward is eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Yamamoto has 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 15 games, which has him tied him for second in the league with fellow 2017 NHL Draft prospect Cody Glass. Glass recorded one goal and three assists in three games last week for the Portland Winterhawks. Another 2017 NHL Entry Draft prospect, Mason Shaw, leads the WHL with 25 points and 20 assists in 14 matches for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Kootenay netminder Payton Lee was the WHL Goaltender of the Week after he posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage. The 20-year-old ranks third in the league with a .935 save percentage in nine contests this season.
Ontario Hockey League
Erie Otters goalie Troy Timpano captured the OHL Player of the Week and the CHL Goaltender of the Week honors. He went 2-0-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage, while stopping 51 shots. The 18-year-old puck stopper leads the league with a 1.88 GAA and a .931 save percentage in eight appearances. Timpano was also the OHL Goaltender of the Month for October after he posted a perfect 8-0-0-0 record. His teammate Brett Neumann enjoyed a productive week as well with two goals and three assists for five points in two games. Neumann, who is eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft, has 12 points in 14 games. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds winger Bobby MacIntyre racked up seven points, including five helpers, in three outings last week to earn the CHL Player of the Week distinction. The 20-year-old is tied for second in the OHL with 27 points (eight goals, 19 assists) in 16 matches. Vancouver Canucks prospect Brett McKenzie notched three goals and six points over three contests for the North Bay Battalion. The seventh-round pick in 2016 has 11 goals and 19 points in 14 games this campaign. Tampa Bay Lightning Taylor Raddysh was the October’s Player of the Month. He accounted for 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points over a 12-game scoring spree.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada goalie Samuel Montembeault was the QMJHL Goaltender of the Month for October and the first star of the month. The Florida Panthers prospect won nine of his 10 appearances, while posting a 1.58 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage. The third-round choice in 2015 pitched two shutouts and allowed two goals or fewer in eight of his outings. Shawinigan defenseman Samuel Girard earned the second star of the month honor after he amassed 20 points in only nine games. The Nashville Predators second rounder picked up at least one point in each of his contests and he generated three or more points on four occasions. Ottawa Senators pick Filip Chlapik, who was taken 48th overall in 2015, received the third star of the month after he produced 14 goals and 23 points during a 13-game point streak. Victoriaville’s Alexandre Goulet was the QMJHL’s first star of the week after he recorded two goals and eight points in four games. The 20-year-old forward has 22 points in 17 games this year.