Each week SMWW, ISS, The Pipeline Show and Hockey Now recognize the top 2009 draft eligible player from the QMJHL, OHL, WHL and USHL based on their play over the course of the previous week. Here are the four winners for the week that was...
OHL - John Tavares (Oshawa Generals)
Second week in a row for Tavares who now has 10 points in 4 games with the Generals. Tavares will appear on The Pipeline Show on Tuesday night (Sept 30th) which can be heard live between 7-9 PM mountain time on the TEAM 1260 or via the archived audio files afterwards at The Pipeline Show.
WHL - Evander Kane (Vancouver Giants)
The Giants played 4 games in 5 nights and their 2006 1st round Bantam draft pick came away with 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points. Kane is projected by many as a player who could go in the top 10 of the 2009 NHL draft.
QMJHL - Gabriel Lemieux (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Born September 28th, Lemieux was barely too young for the 2008 draft. Now in his 3rd QMJHL season he is currently tied for the league lead in scoring by a defenceman. He had 3 points in 3 games last week.
USHL - John Moore (Chicago Steele)
4 points, a +6 rating and 14 PIM... those were John Moore's stats during the USHL preseason tournament that was played last week. He's an Illinois native and at 6'0 and 180 lbs, the blueliner has decent size and speed.