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Otters’ Dylan Strome named CHL Player of the Week
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Keith Dotson/OHL Pucks & Stripes

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters is the CHL Player of the Week for the final playoff week ending May 14 with seven points in three games including two goals and five assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

Strome produced a trio of multi-point performances last week for the Otters who captured the Robertson Cup as 2017 OHL Champions with a five-game series victory over the Mississauga Steelheads.  Leading 2-0 in the series, the Otters earned a split in Mississauga with Strome scoring a goal and an assist in both Monday’s Game 3 loss by a 4-3 score, and Wednesday’s Game 4 win by a 5-2 count.  This set up an opportunity for the Otters to finish the series on home ice in Friday’s Game 5 where they delivered a 4-3 overtime triumph before a record crowd with Strome contributing three assists that helped erase a 2-0 deficit and clinch the win giving the Otters a berth in the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup and their first OHL prize since 2002.

A 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., Strome played four full seasons in Erie after being chosen by the Otters second overall in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection.  His 2016-17 campaign included 75 points in just 35 games played followed by a post-season where he scored 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points in 22 playoff contests.  The third overall pick of the Coyotes in the 2015 NHL Draft is the leading scorer in Otters franchise history setting both regular season (354 point in 219 games) and playoff (86 points in 69 games) records in 2017.

Also considered for the award this week was Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and last week’s recipient Mathieu Joseph with five assists in two games that led to a 4-0 series win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada giving his Saint John Sea Dogs a third President Cup title.  In the WHL, the Seattle Thunderbirds captured their first Ed Chynoweth Cup with playoff MVP honours awarded to New York Islanders prospect Mathew Barzal who contributed two goals and three assists for five points over the final four games of the T-Birds 4-2 series win over the Regina Pats.

2016-17 CHL Post-Season Players of the Week:
May 8 – May 14: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
May 1 – May 7: Mathieu Joseph (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Apr. 24 – Apr. 30: Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters)
Apr. 17 – Apr. 23: Alex Barré-Boulet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Apr. 10 – Apr. 16: Reid Gardiner (Kelowna Rockets)
Apr. 3 – Apr. 9: Giorgio Estephan (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Mar. 27 – Apr. 2: Ethan Bear (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Mar. 20 – Mar. 26: Sam Steel (Regina Pats)

2016-17 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19: Brandon Hagel (Red Deer Rebels)
Mar. 6 – Mar. 12: Daniel Sprong (Charlottetown Islanders)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5: Gabriel Vilardi (Windsor Spitfires)
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Christophe Boivin (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Tyler Boland (Rimouski Oceanic)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Alexis D’Aoust (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Kole Sherwood (Flint Firebirds)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Brayden Burke (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Adam Brooks (Regina Pats)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Vitalii Abramov (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Hayden Hodgson (Saginaw Spirit)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Sergey Zborovskiy (Regina Pats)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alexander Katerinakis (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Nico Hischier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Bobby MacIntyre (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Cameron Askew (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel (Regina Pats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Kameron Kielly (Charlottetown Islanders)

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