Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Dallas Stars prospect Remi Elie of the Belleville Bulls is the OHL Player of the Week with nine points in three games during the two week period ending December 29 including games just before and after the Holiday Break.
Elie scored four goals and five assists and recorded a plus-minus rating of plus-5 for the Bulls however his week was highlighted by an incredible seven-point performance on Sunday with a hat-trick and four assists earning first star honours in a wild 9-6 win over the Kingston Frontenacs. Just one point shy of a Bulls franchise records for points in a single game, Elie netted his first career hat-trick scoring twice in the first period and once in the third. His assists included a setup of Stephen Harper’s game-winner while also chipping in on all three of teammate Cameron Brace’s goals helping him record his first hat-trick of the season. Before the Holiday Break, Elie scored the game-winner and picked up an assist as second star of a 4-1 win over the Plymouth Whalers December 18. He was held without a point on Saturday in a 5-0 loss to the Ottawa 67’s.
Elie, an 18-year-old from Green Valley, ON, is playing in his second career OHL season. The second round pick of the Stars in the 2013 NHL Draft won an OHL Championship with the London Knights before joining the Bulls early this season where he has scored 15 goals and 20 assists in 29 games in Belleville for a season total of 38 points in 35 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Montreal Canadiens prospect Brady Vail of the Windsor Spitfires who scored twice with six assists for eight points in three games, and Detroit Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou of the Barrie Colts with five goals and three assists for eight points in three games. In goal, Justin Nichols of the Guelph Storm posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.38 and save percentage of .935.
2013-14 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Dec. 16 – Dec. 29: Remi Elie (Belleville Bulls)
Dec. 9 – Dec. 15: Max Domi (London Knights)
Dec. 2 – Dec. 8: Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts)
Nov. 25 – Dec. 1: Dane Fox (Erie Otters)
Nov. 18 – Nov. 24: Zac Leslie (Guelph Storm)
Nov. 11 – Nov. 17: Alex Fotinos (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 4 – Nov. 10: Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Oct. 28 – Nov. 3: Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 21 – Oct. 27: Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Scott Kosmachuk (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)
Sept. 23 – Sept 29: Gemel Smith (Owen Sound Attack)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Generals)