Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Conor Garland of the Moncton Wildcats is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 4 after scoring four goals and three assists for seven points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Garland extended his multi-point streak to four games to start the 2015-16 campaign following a home-and-home series against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles where he factored in seven of the club’s eight goals scored. On Wednesday night he picked up a goal and two assists despite a 7-3 road loss, then scored his fourth career hat-trick and added an assist as first star of a 5-2 victory on Friday.
Garland, a 19-year-old from Scituate, MA, is playing in his fourth career QMJHL season. Selected by the Coyotes in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Draft, Garland tied for the CHL lead in scoring last season with 129 points in 67 games.
Also considered for the award this week was 2016 NHL Draft prospect and CHL Rookie of the Year Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters who scored five goals in two games played, and Reid Gardiner of the Prince Albert Raiders who scored three goals and two assists for five points in two games.
2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg (Victoria Royals)