Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that rookie Maxime Comtois of the Victoriaville Tigres is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 10 after scoring six goals in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.
Comtois extended his goal-scoring streak to four games finding the back of the net in all three contests for the Tigres who earned a pair of victories last week to hold onto fourth place in the QMJHL’s East Division standings. Comtois tied a rookie franchise record with a four-goal game Friday night against the Quebec Remparts scoring a second period natural hat-trick and adding a third period insurance marker as first star of the 5-3 win. He also scored on Tuesday night claiming second star honours despite a 3-2 loss to the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, then scored his 24th goal of the season Sunday contributing to a 2-1 victory over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
The 17-year-old from Ste-Martine, QC, was selected by the Tigres with the third overall pick in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft. The 2017 NHL Draft prospect is currently second in QMJHL rookie scoring with 45 points in 36 games played, and was named to the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge All-Star Team at forward representing Team Canada Red.
Also considered for the award was last week’s recipient San Jose Sharks prospect Kevin Labanc of the Barrie Colts who scored five goals and four assists for nine points in three games, and Adam Helewka of the Red Deer Rebels who scored six goals and two assists for eight points in four games.
2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brendan Lemieux (Windsor Spitfires)
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)