Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Adam Brooks of the Regina Pats is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 1 after recording 10 points including four goals and six assists in four games along with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.
Brooks opened the second half of the 2016-17 season with points in four-straight helping the top ranked Pats earn seven of a possible eight points improving their first place record to 25-3-6-1. The WHL’s Top Scorer returned from the holiday break picking up exactly where he left off on December 17 with a second-straight five-point performance last Tuesday scoring three goals and two assists as second star of a 7-4 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings. On Wednesday he picked up an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to Brandon, then collected another assist Friday in an 8-0 win over the Prince Albert Raiders. His week wrapped up on New Year’s Day beginning 2017 as first star of a 7-2 win over the Raiders scoring a goal and two assists.
A 20-year-old from Winnipeg, MB, Brooks is playing in his fifth career season with the Pats who originally selected him in the second round of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. The fourth round pick of the Maple Leafs in the 2016 NHL Draft currently leads the WHL with 63 points in 29 games including 21 goals and 42 assists and is on pace to surpass his 2015-16 league-leading totals of 120 points in 72 games powered by 38 goals and 82 assists.
Also considered for the award this week was Zack MacEwan of the Gatineau Olympiques who scored three goals and four assists for seven points in three games, and Florida Panthers prospect Jonathan Ang of the Peterborough Petes who scored once with six assists for seven points in three games.
2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Adam Brooks (Regina Pats)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Vitalii Abramov (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Hayden Hodgson (Saginaw Spirit)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Sergey Zborovskiy (Regina Pats)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alexander Katerinakis (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Nico Hischier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Bobby MacIntyre (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Cameron Askew (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel (Regina Pats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Kameron Kielly (Charlottetown Islanders)