Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Alexis D’Aoust of the Shawinigan Cataractes is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 22 after scoring three goals and four assists for seven points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.
D’Aoust recorded a pair of multi-point performances last week helping the Cataractes win both of their road games to become the first QMJHL team to reach 30 wins. On Wednesday in Drummondville he matched a season-high with five points including two goals and three assists as second star of an 8-1 win over the Voltigeurs, then scored a goal and an assist on Friday as part of a 5-4 victory over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. The Cataractes (30-12-2-1) are currently second place in a tight race for the overall league lead where the top five clubs are all within four points in the standings.
A 20-year-old from Trois-Rivieres, QC, D’Aoust has played his entire five-year QMJHL career with the Cataractes after being selected by the club in the fourth round of the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft. Last season’s CHL Scholastic Player of the Year, D’Aoust has 20 goals and 23 assists for 43 points in 31 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Anaheim Ducks prospect Tyler Soy of the Victoria Royals who scored twice with seven assists for nine points in four games, and Hayden Hodgson of the Saginaw Spirit who scored five goals and one assist for six points in three games.
2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Alexis D’Aoust (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Kole Sherwood (Flint Firebirds)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Brayden Burke (Moose Jaw Warriors)
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)