Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Ivan Provorov of the Brandon Wheat Kings is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 7 after scoring twice with seven assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.
Provorov helped the Wheat Kings win all three games last week improving the club’s record to 34-15-2-2 for 72 points atop the WHL’s East Division standings. The defenceman scored a goal and two assists last Tuesday as part of a 6-2 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors, then tallied a career-high five assists on Friday in an 8-3 win against the Prince George Cougars. He earned first star honours in that contest helping teammates Jayce Hawryluk and John Quenneville collect multi-goal games. He finished his week with a goal on Saturday in a 6-2 win against the Medicine Hat Tigers.
A 19-year-old from Yaroslavl, Russia, Provorov is playing in his second career WHL season with the Wheat Kings. The seventh overall pick of the Flyers in the 2015 NHL Draft is currently third among WHL defencemen in scoring with 12 goals and 38 assists for 50 points in 43 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Los Angeles Kings prospect Spencer Watson of the Kingston Frontenacs who scored three goals and five assists for eight points in two games, and 2016 NHL Draft prospect Pascal Laberge of the Victoriaville Tigres who scored two goals and five assists for seven points in three games.
2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
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)