Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2016 NHL Draft prospect Frédéric Allard of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 31 after scoring a goal with five assists for six points in two games along with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.
Allard recorded back-to-back three-point performances last week helping the Sagueneens earn two road wins to climb into a tie for tenth place in the QMJHL overall standings. The defenceman scored a goal and two assists on Friday night in Shawinigan as part of a 6-2 win over the Cataractes, then assisted on all three Sags goals including Jake Smith’s overtime winner on Sunday in a 3-2 triumph over the Rimouski Oceanic. Allard was also strong defensively last week playing without a goal against during his time on-ice.
An 18-year-old from Quebec, QC, Allard is playing in his third QMJHL season with the Sagueneens after being chosen by the club in the first round of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft. In 46 games so far this season he has already achieved new career-highs in all offensive categories and ranks third in scoring among QMJHL defencemen with 12 goals and 31 assists for 43 points. Allard was listed 36th by NHL Central Scouting in their Midterm Rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Jonah Gadjovich of the Owen Sound Attack who scored three goals and three assists for six points in two games, and Chase Witala of the Prince George Cougars who scored three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.
2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Frédéric Allard (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Giorgio Estephan (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Reid Gardiner (Prince Albert Raiders)
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)