Rangers’ Jeremy Morin Named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Jeremy Morin of the Kitchener Rangers is the CHL Player of the Week for the fifth week of the 2010 Playoffs ending April 18.  Morin scored six goals with one assist for seven points in four games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

Morin’s week was highlighted by two hat-trick performances including a first star effort with three goals in Game 3 of the Rogers Western Conference Championship Series on Sunday in a 5-3 win over the Windsor Spitfires.  The Rangers currently lead the series 3-0.  Morin also added an assist in Game 1 of the series last Thursday night in a 7-6 overtime win.  Before facing the defending MasterCard Memorial Cup Champions, Morin netted three goals as first star of the decisive Game 7 win over the London Knights 8-3 in the OHL’s Western Conference Semi-Finals last Monday night. 

Morin, a 19-year-old from Auburn, NY, is playing in his first OHL season with the Rangers.  The Atlanta Thrashers prospect, selected in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, has 17 points in 16 playoff games after posting 83 points in 58 regular season games this season. 

Defenceman Travis Hamonic of the Brandon Wheat Kings and forward Kelsey Tessier of the Moncton Wildcats were considered after scoring four points each with two goals and two assists.  Hamonic and the Wheat Kings are currently tied 1-1 with the Calgary Hitmen in the Husky Eastern Conference Finals, while Tessier and the Wildcats lead the Drummondville Voltigeurs 2-0 in the QMJHL Semi-Finals. 

2009-10 CHL Players of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 12 – Apr. 18: Jeremy Morin, Kitchener Rangers
Apr. 5 – Apr. 11: Jeff Skinner, Kitchener Rangers
Mar. 29 – Apr. 4: Craig Cunningham, Vancouver Giants
Mar. 22 – Mar. 28: Nazem Kadri, London Knights
Mar. 15 – Mar. 21: Kelsey Tessier, Moncton Wildcats

2009-10 CHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 8 – Mar. 14: Matt Puempel, Peterborough Petes
Mar. 1 – Mar. 7: Austin Watson, Peterborough Petes
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Michael Stickland, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Luke Adam, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Michael Bournival, Shawinigan Cataractes
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Mikhail Stefanovich, Quebec Remparts
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Tyler Seguin, Plymouth Whalers
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Taylor Beck, Guelph Storm
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3: Tye McGinn, Gatineau Olympiques
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brayden McNabb, Kootenay Ice
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Quebec Remparts
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Johnny Lazo, Tri-City Americans
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Philippe Cornet, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Trevor Parkes, Montreal Juniors
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tomas Kubalik, Victoriaville Tigres
Oct. 19 – 25: Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires
Oct. 12 – 18: Mark Isherwood, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 5 – 11: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 21 – 27: Jonathan Hazen, Val-d’Or Foreurs
Sept. 14 – 20: Luke Pither, Barrie Colts