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Rangers prospect Dubinsky earns WHL weekly award

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Rangers prospect Brandon Dubinsky, currently playing for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League, was named last week's Greyhound WHL Player of the Week for scoring seven points in three Winter Hawks victories.

Dubinsky, selected by the Rangers in the second round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, is in his final season of major junior hockey. The 19-year-old is the second-highest scoring Rangers prospect in the Canadian Hockey League, leading Portland with 36 points in 22 games. He is averaging 1.64 points per game -- the highest average of any Rangers prospect

For the week, Dubinsky had four goals and three assists. Three of his goals came on the power play. He began his three-game scoring binge with a goal and two assists in an 8-3 win at Spokane on Nov. 23. Two nights later, he notched a power-play goal as the Winter Hawks blanked the Prince Albert Raiders 2-0 at home. He completed his big week on Saturday with two goals and an assist in a 5-4 overtime win against the visiting Tri-City Americans.

A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Dubinsky is the first Rangers prospect to earn WHL Player of the Week honors this season. For more on how the future Rangers' players are doing in other leagues this season, check out the full 2005-06 Rangers Prospects Scoring list.
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