-- Article courtesy of the CHL.
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Winnipeg Jets prospect Nikolaj Ehlers is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 8 after recording 12 points in three games scoring five goals and seven assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-8.
Ehlers earns the award for the second time this season after collecting a trio of multi-point performances for the Mooseheads who have clinched a playoff berth in the QMJHL standings. Last Wednesday night, Ehlers earned first star honours producing his third five-point performance of the season netting a goal and four assists in a 7-4 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. On Friday night he earned second star honours with a goal and two assists despite a 6-5 loss to the Charlottetown Islanders, then finished the week with second star honours once more with four points including his fourth hat-trick of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
Ehlers, a 19-year-old from Aalborg, Denmark, is playing in his second QMJHL season. The reigning CHL Rookie of the Year was selected ninth overall by the Jets in the 2014 NHL Draft and currently ranks fourth in QMJHL scoring with 94 points including 35 goals and 59 assists in just 46 games. Ehlers also holds the league’s longest point-streak of the season at 33 games from October 29 to February 26.
Also considered for the award this week was rookie Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters with nine points in three games including three goals and six assists, and Peter Quenneville of the Brandon Wheat Kings who also recorded nine points in three games scoring six goals with three assists.