Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Matthew Pistilli of the Gatineau Olympiques is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday February 17 after scoring five goals and eight assists for 13 points in three games.
Pistilli started the week with two goals and four assists to pace the Olympiques to a =n 8-1 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes on Friday. He added two assists in a 4-1 win over the Victoriaville Tigres on Saturday and finished the week with three goals and two assists in a 9-2 win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Sunday.
Pistilli, a 19-year-old native of Montreal, Quebec, improved his season scoring totals to 29 goals and 45 assists for 74 points in 53 games.
Justin Bernhardt of the Prince Albert Raiders was the WHL nominee after scoring four goals and two assists for six points in two games and Dustin Jeffrey of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds was the OHL nominee after scoring two goals and seven assists for nine points in three games.
2007-08 CHL Player of the Week
Sept. 23 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Sept. 30 – Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara IceDogs
Oct. 7 – Tyler Dittmer, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 14 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Oct. 21 – Oscar Moller, Chilliwack Bruins
Oct. 28 – Yannick Weber, Kitchener Rangers
Nov. 5 – Brett MacLean, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 12 – Peter-James Corsi, Halifax Mooseheads
Nov. 19 – Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Nov. 26 – Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Dec. 4 – Mark Santorelli, Chilliwack Bruins
Dec. 11 – Justin Hodgman, Erie Otters
Dec. 18 – Thomas McCollum, Guelph Storm
Jan. 1 – Alexandre Picard-Hooper, Saint John Sea Dogs
Jan. 8 – Brett Parnham, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 15 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 22 – Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 29 – Brett Morrison, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Feb. 5 – Ryan White, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 12 – Michael Swift, Niagara IceDogs
Feb. 19 – Matthew Pistilli, Gatineau Olympiques