Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Jeremy Bracco of the Kitchener Rangers is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 16 after recording 13 points including four goals and nine assists in four games with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
Bracco produced four multi-point performances last week for the Rangers who maintained their lead in the OHL’s Midwest Division standings earning six of a possible eight points. Bracco’s week was highlighted by a career-high five points on Thanksgiving Monday netting his first career hat-trick along with two assists as first star of an 8-4 win over the Guelph Storm. On Friday night he scored a goal and two assists as third star of a 6-2 win over the Saginaw Spirit, then tallied three assists on Saturday in a 5-3 road loss to the Owen Sound Attack. On Sunday he extended his season-long point-streak to six games with two assists as third star of a 3-2 road triumph over the Storm.
A 19-year-old from Freeport, NY, Bracco is playing in his second OHL season with the Rangers and is currently tied for third in OHL scoring with 17 points. The second round pick of the Maple Leafs in the 2015 NHL Draft scored 21 goals and 43 assists for 64 points in 49 games during the 2015-16 campaign.
Also considered for the award this week was Edmonton Oilers prospect Tyler Benson of the Vancouver Giants who scored five goals and three assists for eight points in four games, and Vancouver Canucks prospect Carl Neill of the Sherbrooke Phoenix who chipped in eight assists in three games.
2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:
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)