Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that New York Rangers prospect Sergey Zborovskiy of the Regina Pats is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 4 after scoring three goals and six assists for nine points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-10.
Zborovskiy helped the Pats maintain a stronghold on the WHL’s East Division lead with two multi-point efforts that contributed to a pair of victories improving the club’s record to 19-2-4-0. The defenceman’s week was highlighted by a career-high seven point performance on Saturday scoring twice with five assists as first star of a 12-2 win against the Prince Albert Raiders. His week wrapped up Sunday earning third star honours with a goal and assist in a 6-3 road win over the Swift Current Broncos.
A 19-year-old from Moscow, Russia, Zborovskiy is playing in his third career WHL season with the Pats after being selected by the club in the 2014 CHL Import Draft. Zborovskiy has already matched a career-high with 25 points through 22 games and will compete for a spot in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship by attending Russia’s training camp this month after playing in the CIBC Canada Russia Series for the second straight season. Zborovskiy was chosen by the Rangers in the third round of the 2015 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters who scored five goals and five assists for 10 points in four games, and defenceman Vincent Lanoue of the Victoriaville Tigres who recorded six assists in three games.
2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:
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)