Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak of the London Knights is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 13 after scoring three goals and four assists for seven points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Dvorak took over the lead in the OHL’s scoring race with a pair of multi-point performances that also extended the Knights’ winning-streak to nine games. He was named first star in both contests last week including Thursday night with a goal and two assists in a 6-3 road win over the Barrie Colts, and Friday night in Sudbury with two goals and two assists in an 8-1 win over the Wolves extending his personal point-streak to 17 games.
A 19-year-old from Frankfort, Illinois, Dvorak is playing in his third OHL season with the Knights and leads the league with 65 points in 27 games including 28 goals and 37 assists. He was chosen by the Coyotes in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft and is one of 11 CHL players invited to attend the U.S. National Junior Team Selection Camp.
Also considered for the award this week was San Jose Sharks prospect Timo Meier of the Halifax Mooseheads who scored two goals and four assists for six points in one game, and Rihards Bukarts of the Portland Winterhawks who scored six goals and one assist for seven points in three games.
2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
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)