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Draft Guide

Robertson racking up goals

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 18, 2018, 11:16 am ET

 

Western Hockey League

 

Brett Leason was the WHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 14 after he posted five goals and three assists in three contests. The 19-year-old center leads the league in goals (11) and points (26) through 12 games for Prince Albert this campaign. Maple Leafs prospect Ian Scott claimed the WHL Goaltender of the Week honor after he backstopped Prince Albert to three wins, while posting a 3-0-0-0 record, a 1.00 goals-against average and .963 save percentage. He also registered his first shutout of the season. Scott, who was chosen in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Draft, ranks second in the WHL with a 1.60 GAA, fourth with a .943 save percentage and first with nine victories in 10 appearances. Spokane defender Ty Smith notched one goal and three assists in two outings last week. The New Jersey Devils first-round pick (17th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has 14 points (one goal, 13 assists) through eight contests, which ranks him second among all blueliners. Alexei Protas produced one goal and three helpers in three matches last week. He sits first in rookie scoring with 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 12 games for Prince Albert.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Damien Giroux of the Saginaw Spirit was the CHL and OHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 14. He compiled four goals and three assists in only two games to earn the honors. Giroux, who was taken in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft by Minnesota, has six goals and 11 points in 10 matches this campaign. Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson accounted for five goals and added three assists in three games for the Kingston Frontenacs. Robertson, who was the 39th overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, leads the league with 13 goals in 10 contests. Akil Thomas of the Niagara IceDogs collected two goals and six helpers over three games last week. He has generated 18 points in 10 appearances this season. Thomas was chosen in the second round (51st overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. The OHL nominated Hunter Jones for the CHL Goaltender of the Week honor after he went 4-0-0-0 with a 1.19 goals-against average and .968 save percentage. The Peterborough netminder is eligible for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Hailfax Mooseheads netminder Alexis Gravel was the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Oct. 14. He was also named the QMJHL Player of the Week. The Chicago Blackhawks prospect earned a 2-0-0-0 record, including one shutout, while posting a 1.00 goals-against average and .970 save percentage. Gravel was picked in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft. Alexis Lafreniere of the Rimouski Oceanic received consideration for the CHL Player of the Week distinction after he potted two goals and added seven assists in four games. He ranks fourth in league scoring with 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in 11 outings. The 17-year-old phenom is not eligible to be taken until the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Peter Abbandonato has amassed a league-leading 20 points in 10 contests this year for Rouyn-Noranda. The 20-year-old forward picked up one goal and five helpers in two matches last week. Hendrix Lapierre, who is just 16 years of age, has produced 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) in 10 games for Chicoutimi. He leads all rookies in scoring early in the QMJHL season. Lapierre had one goal and four helpers in three outings last week.

Corey Abbott

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