Marc Staal Named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that defenceman Marc Staal of the Sudbury Wolves is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 29, 2007. The 20-year-old native of Thunder Bay recorded five assists in three playoff games during the Rogers Eastern Conference Championship Series.

On Monday, April 23rd Staal assisted on the game-winning goal, which led the Wolves to a 3-2 Game 4 overtime victory versus the Belleville Bulls. On Wednesday, April 25th Staal picked up two assists on Sudbury’s opening two goals leading the Wolves to a 4-1 Game 5 victory. On Friday, April 27th Staal had a pair of assists in a 4-3 triple overtime victory to close out the series for Sudbury 4-2.

Milan Lucic of the Vancouver Giants was the WHL nominee after he scored one goal and four assists for five points in three playoff games. Chris Culligan of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles was the QMJHL nominee after he scored three goals and four assists for seven points in three playoff games.

2006-07 CHL Players of the Week

Oct 2 – Daniel Ryder, Peterborough Petes
Oct 9 – Ben Maxwell, Kootenay Ice
Oct 17 – Brent Aubin, Quebec Remparts
Oct. 24 – Justin Donati, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors
Oct. 31 – Francois Bouchard, Baie Comeau Drakkar
Nov. 7 – Jordan Owens, Mississauga IceDogs
Nov. 14 – Thomas Beauregard, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Nov. 21 – Bryan Little, Barrie Colts
Nov. 28 – Dustin Jeffrey, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Dec. 5 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Dec. 12 – Thomas Beauregard, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Dec. 19 – David Desharnais, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Jan. 2 – Reid Jorgensen, Kamloops Blazers
Jan. 9 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 16 – Benoit Doucet, Victoriaville Tigres
Jan. 23 – Dale Mitchell, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 30 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Feb. 5 – Mitch Fadden, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 12 – Patrick Kane, London Knights
Feb. 19 – Michael Grabner, Spokane Chiefs
Feb. 25 – Geoff Walker, PEI Rocket
Mar. 04 – Jeff Topilko, Brandon Wheat Kings
Mar. 11 – Chad Denny, Lewiston MAINEiacs
Mar. 18 – Patrick Kane, London Knights
Mar. 25 – Kristopher Letang, Val-d’Or Foreurs
April 01 – Pierre-Cedrick Labrie, Drakkar Baie-Comeau
April 08 – Marc-Andre Cliché, Lewiston MAINEiacs
April 15 – Derek LeBlanc, Calgary Hitmen
April 22 – Wacey Rabbit, Vancouver Giants
April 29 – Marc Staal, Sudbury Wolves