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2017 Draft: Eeli Tolvanen wins USHL award

Sioux City right wing named Forward of the Week, scored three goals in two games

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Right wing Eeli Tolvanen of Sioux City was named the United States Hockey League CCM Forward of the Week on Monday after he had three goals and four points in two games.

Tolvanen (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) was one of 29 players to receive an A rating on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list.

"Eeli Tolvanen is showing all the signs of being a special player for the draft," said Dan Marr, NHL Director of Central Scouting. "He's one of those players that is always noticeable in a game with his speed, smarts and skills and also with his work ethic, energy and competitiveness.

"He plays bigger than his size which always attracts everyone's attention and he makes his results speak for itself."

Tolvanen, a native of Vihti, Finland, is tied for third in the USHL with three goals has three goals and 14 shots on goal in three games. 

Last season, his first with Sioux City, he had 17 goals and 38 points in 49 games and was named to the USHL All-Rookie First Team.

He's committed to Boston College for 2017-18.

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