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Draft Guide

Strome stars for Hamilton

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 25, 2018, 11:21 am ET



Western Hockey League


Mark Kastelic of the Calgary Hitmen captured the WHL Player of the Week honor after he compiled five goals and three assists in three games. The 19-year-old forward has 10 goals and 17 points in 13 matches this season. Trey Fix-Wolansky produced three goals and two helpers in two outings last week. The Edmonton Oil Kings forward and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect has 23 points, including 14 assists, in 14 matches this year. He was chosen in the seventh round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft with the 204th overall pick. Saskatoon’s Kirby Dach notched two goals and three assists in two appearances last week. Dach is projected to be top-10 selection in the 2019 NHL Draft. He has amassed 23 points (seven goals, 15 assists) through 13 contests. Trent Miner was tabbed as the WHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Oct. 21. The 17-year-old posted a 1-0-1-0 record with a 1.48 goals-against average and .952 save percentage, while facing a total of 62 shots. The Vancouver Giants netminder is eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft.


Ontario Hockey League


Justin Brazeau received the CHL and OHL Player of the Week distinctions for the period ending Oct. 21. The North Bay Battalion captain earned four goals and five assists in two games. The 20-year-old has a league-leading 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) in 12 matches this season. He was at training camp with the San Jose Sharks on a free agent invite. Matthew Strome of the Hamilton Bulldogs racked up three goals and six assists in three games last week. The fourth-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2017 NHL Draft has 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 13 games this campaign. Fellow Flyers prospect Morgan Frost generated three goals and added six helpers over three games last week as well. Frost is tied for second in the OHL in points (24) and assists (16). He was taken with the 27th overall choice in the 2017 NHL Draft. Oshawa Generals puck stopper Kyle Keyser had a 3-0-0-0 record with a 1.33 goals-against average and .957 save percentage to earn consideration for the CHL Goaltender of the Week award. The undrafted goalie was signed by the Boston Bruins last year.


Quebec Major Hockey League


Blainville-Boisbriand Armada’s Emile Samson was the QMJHL Player of the Week and the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Oct. 21. He won both of his starts, while registering a one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against average and a .984 save percentage. The 19-year-old ranks second in the league with 2.18 goals-against average and second overall with a .930 save percentage. Daniel Hardie of the Charlottetown Islanders was considered for the CHL Player of the Week honor after he recorded three goals and three assists in two games. The 20-year-old forward has 12 points in 14 matches this season. Detroit Red Wings prospect Joe Veleno produced four goals and three helpers in four outings last week for Drummondville. Veleno is up to nine goals and 18 points in 12 games this campaign. He was the 30th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Egor Sokolov of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles accounted for three goals and three helpers in three contests last week. The 18-year-old forward has 11 goals and 19 points on the year over 14 appearances.

Corey Abbott

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