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Preds '09 Draftee Taylor Beck Named CHL Player of the Week

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
from CHL Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Taylor Beck of the Guelph Storm is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 17 for scoring seven points in two games. His three goals and four assists led all OHL players in scoring also recording a plus-minus rating of plus-2.

Beck saved the best game of his career for the national stage on Rogers Sportsnet last Sunday afternoon. He tallied five points including two goals and three assists and was named second star of the game resulting in an 8-3 win over the Sudbury Wolves. Last Friday he contributed a goal and an assist despite a 4-3 loss to the Owen Sound Attack.

Beck, an 18-year-old from Niagara Falls, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the Storm. He is currently tied for third in league scoring with 26 goals and 40 assists for 66 points in 42 games. Beck is a Nashville Predators prospect selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Jesse Ismond of the WHL’s Kootenay Ice and Joel Chouinard of the QMJHL’s Victoriaville Tigres were also considered for the award. Ismond led the Ice to three wins on the week with seven points including four goals and three assists with an impressive plus-minus rating of plus-7. Chouinard scored nine points in four games on defence for the Tigres with five goals and four assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-8.

2009-10 CHL Players of the Week
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Taylor Beck, Guelph Storm
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3: Tye McGinn, Gatineau Olympiques
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brayden McNabb, Kootenay Ice
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Quebec Remparts
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Johnny Lazo, Tri-City Americans
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Philippe Cornet, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Trevor Parkes, Montreal Juniors
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tomas Kubalik, Victoriaville Tigres
Oct. 19 – 25: Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires
Oct. 12 – 18: Mark Isherwood, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 5 – 11: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 21 – 27: Jonathan Hazen, Val-d’Or Foreurs
Sept. 14 – 20: Luke Pither, Barrie Colts

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