Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that defenceman Nikolas Brouillard of the Quebec Remparts is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 8 after scoring seven goals with five assists for 12 points in four games along with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Brouillard set a Remparts record for points by a defenceman with a six-point performance on Sunday scoring three goals and three assists as first star of a 10-6 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. The victory helped complete a two-win week for the Remparts who currently hold sixth place in the QMJHL standings with a 12-9-2-0 record. He began his week with a hat-trick and an assist also claiming first star honours as part of an 8-4 win over the Victoriaville Tigres on Tuesday, then scored a goal and an assist on Friday despite an 8-2 loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes. He was also held pointless in a 7-3 loss to the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday.
A 20-year-old from St-Hilaire, Quebec, Brouillard is playing in his fifth QMJHL season and second with the Remparts after beginning his career with three seasons as a member of the Drummondville Voltigeurs. So far this season he has eight goals and nine assists for 17 points in just nine games, while his career-high for points in a season took place in 2013-14 where he recorded 61 points in 68 games.
Also considered for the award this week was a pair of Arizona Coyotes 2015 first round draft picks including Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters who scored twice with six assists for eight points in two games, and Nick Merkley of the Kelowna Rockets who scored four goals and four assists for eight points in three games.
2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Nikolas Brouillard (Quebec Remparts)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Zach Bratina (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Dennis Yan (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg (Victoria Royals)