Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Kameron Kielly of the Charlottetown Islanders is the CHL Player of the Week for the first week of regular season action ending September 25 after scoring three goals and six assists for nine points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-8.
Kielly helped the Islanders open the 2016-17 regular season with a pair of victories over Maritimes Division competition participating in 75% of his team’s 12 goals. On Friday night he scored a goal with three assists as part of a 6-2 victory over the Saint John Sea Dogs, then recorded a career-high five points on Sunday with two goals and three assists as first star of a 6-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats.
The 19-year-old Charlottetown native is playing in his fifth QMJHL season and fourth with his hometown club after being selected in the first round of the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft by Gatineau and playing one season with the Olympiques. In 48 games last season he scored 15 goals with 27 assists for 42 points and recently attended Los Angeles Kings rookie camp on a tryout basis.
Also considered for the award this week was Kings prospect Matt Luff of the Hamilton Bulldogs who scored four goals and two assists for six points in two games, and Chad Butcher of the Medicine Hat Tigers who scored once with six assists for seven points in two games.
2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Kameron Kielly (Charlottetown Islanders)