Drakkar’s Raphaël Bussières Named CHL Player of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Raphaël Bussières of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 18 after recording 10 points including four goals and six assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Bussières helped the Drakkar tie a franchise record of 15 consecutive games without a regulation loss while moving into third place in the QMJHL Standings. Last Wednesday he matched a career-high with four points in a 7-1 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes where he scored a goal and three assists as second star of the game. He finished the week with back-to-back three-point games against the Rimouski Oceanic scoring twice with an assist Saturday as first star of a 6-2 win, then collected a goal and two assists as third star of a 5-4 overtime loss on Sunday.
Bussières, a 19-year-old from St-Hubert, QC, is playing in his fourth QMJHL season with the Drakkar. Selected in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild, he has 13 goals and 19 assists for 32 points in 23 games so far this season.
Also considered for the award this week was Colin Smith of the Kamloops Blazers who scored one goal and six assists for seven points in two games, and Seth Griffith of the London Knights who scored three goals and six assists for nine points in three games.
2012-13 CHL Players of the Week:
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Raphaël Bussières, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Philippe Maillet, Victoriaville Tigres
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Brett Ritchie, Niagara IceDogs
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Curtis Valk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Hunter Garlent, Guelph Storm
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Jean-Sébastien Dea, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23: Jonathan Drouin, Halifax Mooseheads