The Canadian Hockey League’s three member leagues have released their players of the week for the period of November 12-18th, and some of which should come as little surprise.
Of the three, one of which has come to be considered as an elite NHL prospect as well as one of the CHL’s most lethal snipers. In the other two, the CHL features a pair of veteran forwards who have continued to produce offensively in the pursuit of NHL contracts.
WHL Player of the Week
- Tristan Langan (Moose Jaw Warriors)
A 1998-born prospect and native of Swan River, Manitoba, Tristan Langan is a sizeable and versatile forward who enjoyed a spectacular run of offence this past week. In his three contests with the Moose Jaw Warriors, Langan blasted home three goals and five assists for a total of five points.
Currently in his fourth season of play with the Warriors, Langan has quickly become an offensive catalyst for his team this campaign. Having recorded 15 goals and 32 points in his first 19 games played this season, Langan’s consistency and lethality have come to drive a promising Moose Jaw team.
OHL Player of the Week
- Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
It’s difficult to believe that the 2018-19 OHL campaign mark will Owen Tippett’s second season of CHL play since his selection by the Florida Panthers in the 2017 NHL Draft. Nabbed by the Panthers with the 12th overall selection, Tippett is a devastating goal-scorer who possesses an NHL-calibre shot and lightning-quick release.
In his most recent week of play with the Mississauga Steelheads, Tippett blasted home five goals and added three assists across three games of competition. Named as the first star in all three of his team’s games, Tippett’s recent performances have further solidified the native of Peterborough, Ontario as an elite NHL prospect and remarkably consistent producer within the OHL.
QMJHL Player of the Week
- Peter Abbandonato (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Taking home the QMJHL’s Player of the Week honours for the second time already this season is Peter Abbandonato — a 1998-born prospect who has exploded out of the gate offensively for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. In his most recent week of domination, Abbandonato recorded a whopping six goals and 10 points across just two games played.
A highly confident and experienced QMJHL centre, Abbandonato’s immense success comes as a direct result of his high-end skill-set and creativity with the puck. Although a natural playmaker, Abbandonato has begun to shoot the puck far more consistently and has broadened his attacking abilities in the process.
Having scored 45 points in just 23 games played at the time of his nomination, Abbandonato is quickly proving himself as a dynamic player worthy of a professional contract.