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Draft Guide

Point explosions galore

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

 

Western Hockey League

 

Tyler Steenbergen of Swift Current was named the WHL Player of the Week after he produced five goals and eight points in two games. The fifth-round pick of the Arizona Coyotes in the 2017 NHL Draft posted his third four-goal game of the year and he leads the WHL in scoring with 21 goals and 33 points in just 11 contests. His Broncos teammate and St. Louis Blues prospect Glenn Gawdin generated seven points, including six helpers, in two outings. The four-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft has 25 points in 11 appearances this campaign. Spokane’s Dawson Weatherill was the WHL Goaltender of the Week. He had two wins and a shootout loss to go with a 0.97 goals-against average and .960 save percentage in three starts. The 18-year-old netminder has seven victories in 13 games this campaign along with a 3.13 GAA and .893 save percentage. Brandon Wheat Kings defender Kyle Clague tallied three goals and four assists in three games thanks to pair of multi-point performances. He notched a hat trick and one assist in one contest and had three assists in another. The 51st overall pick of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2016 NHL Draft leads all defensemen in the WHL in scoring with 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in 11 games.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Jordan Kyrou registered four goals and four assists in three contests en route to the OHL’s Player of the Week honor for the period ending Oct. 22. The St. Louis prospect, who was taken in the second round (35th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, sits second in the OHL scoring race with 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 11 matches. Taylor Raddysh amassed five points, including four goals, in two games for the Erie Otters. The second-round draft choice in 2016, who went 58th overall to the Tampa Bay Lightning, has 17 points in 11 outings this season. London’s Max Jones also scored four markers in two contests. Jones was the 24th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. He has seven points in nine games this year. Sarnia’s Justin Fazio recorded two wins along with a 2.03 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage in two starts last week. The 20-year-old puck stopper leads the league with nine victories in 10 outings.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Cape Breton’s Drake Batherson was the CHL and QMJHL Player of the Week after he accounted for seven goals and 10 points in three appearances. He earned two four-point efforts and extended his point streak to 13 consecutive games. Batherson was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He leads the Senators in scoring with 28 points in 14 games. Samuel Harvey captured the CHL Goaltender of the Week distinction. He racked up 100 stops and posted three wins in three starts. The 19-year-old goaltender recorded a 1.33 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage. He leads the QMJHL with a .938 save percentage in 10 games played. Drummondville goalie Olivier Rodrigue had an excellent week as well. He picked up three wins in three games when he turned aside 100 of the 104 shots he faced. The 2018 NHL Draft eligible prospect finished the week with a 1.31 goals-against average and .951 save percentage. Vitaly Abramov notched one goal and three helpers in three outings for Gatineau. The third-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has 12 points through seven matches in 2017-18.

Corey Abbott

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