Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Anaheim Ducks prospect Sam Steel of the Regina Pats is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 2 after scoring four goals and three assists for seven points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Steel returned from his first NHL Camp experience with the Ducks and made an immediate impact with the Pats who picked up a pair of victories last week. On Friday night he scored twice in his season debut and earned second star honours in a 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings, then recorded a career-high five points on Sunday with two goals and three assists as first star of a 7-2 win over the Red Deer Rebels.
An 18-year-old from Sherwood Park, AB, Steel is playing in his third career WHL season with the Pats who selected him with the second overall pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. The Ducks first round, 30th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft tallied 70 points in 72 games last season with 23 goals and 47 assists.
Also considered for the award this week was Ottawa Senators prospect Filip Chlapik of the Charlottetown Islanders who scored five goals and three assists for eight points in three games, and Dallas Stars prospect Nicholas Caamano of the Flint Firebirds who scored three goals and four assists for seven points in two games.
2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel (Regina Pats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Kameron Kielly (Charlottetown Islanders)