Titan’s Christophe Boivin named CHL Player of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Christophe Boivin of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 19 after scoring four goals with five assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-8.
Boivin recorded a trio of multi-point performances for the Titan who extend their winning-streak to five rising to sixth place in the QMJHL overall standings with a 32-20-3-2 record. The overager scored a goal and added an assist on Wednesday as second star of a 4-3 road win over the Moncton Wildcats, then picked up a pair of assists Friday as part of a 9-0 home win over the Halifax Mooseheads. He finished the week by notching his first career hat-trick along with two assists for a career-high five points as first star of a 7-2 win against the Wildcats on Saturday.
A 21-year-old native of Quebec, Boivin is playing in his fourth season with the Titan who selected him in the first round of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft. In 57 games this season he’s tallied a career-high 36 goals along with 39 assists for 75 points and surpassing the 200-point milestone in Sunday’s game which was the 244th of his four-year tenure. He currently leads the Titan in scoring and ranks ninth overall in the QMJHL.
Also considered for the award this week was Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters who scored three goals and four assists for seven points in three games eclipsing the 100-point mark for a third straight season, and Edmonton Oilers prospect Ethan Bear of the Seattle Thunderbirds who scored four goals and six assists for 10 points in five games.
2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Christophe Boivin (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Tyler Boland (Rimouski Oceanic)
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)