Guillaume Asselin named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced Guillaume Asselin of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens is the CHL Player of the Week after scoring four goals and four assists for eight points in three games for the week ending January 15.

Asselin began his week with a pair of first star performances that led the Sagueneens to a pair of victories.  The first win came last Wednesday night where he scored twice, netting his 20th goal of the year, and added an assist as part of a 6-0 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.  Two nights later he scored another two goals with an assist before a Friday Night Hockey national audience on Sportsnet and TVA Sports where the Sagueneens beat the Halifax Mooseheads 7-4.  ON Saturday he recorded two assists despite a 6-3 loss to the P.E.I Rocket.

Asselin, a 19-year-old from Quebec, QC, is playing in his fourth QMJHL season and second with the Sagueneens where he led the club in scoring last season with 82 points in 66 games.  Through 45 games this season he currently ranks 15th in league scoring with 55 points.

Also considered for the award this week was Josh Shalla of the Saginaw Spirit and Colin Smith of the Kamloops Blazers.  Shalla picked up two goals and six assists for eight points in three games, while Smith netted three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.

2011-12 CHL Players of the Week:

Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Guillaume Asselin, Chicoutimi Sagueneens

Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Dalton Thrower, Saskatoon Blades

Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Alexandre Mallet, Rimouski Oceanic

Dec, 5 – Dec. 11: Yanni Gourde, Victoriaville Tigres

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals

Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks

Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alex Saulnier, Moncton Wildcats

Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Ryan Spooner, Kingston Frontenacs

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers

Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John Sea Dogs

Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit

Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting

Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings

Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts