Carrier, Drouin shine as TELUS stars

Christian Roatis2013 Draft Center0 Comments

The stars of the Quebec Major Junior League’s 2013 NHL Draft class continue to shine.

Case in point? William Carrier and Jonathan Drouin were named the first two of the league’s TELUS three stars of the week for the October 1st to the 7th, 2012.

Carrier, a center for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, registered four goals and eight points this week, extending his streak of points in eight consecutive games. The six-foot, 200-pound forward has five goals and 16 points in nine games this season, rendering him one point shy of the league leading Mikhail Grigorenko.

Carrier’s skill and hard work early in the season has Future Considerations QMJHL scout Matt Lafortune impressed.

“Carrier does a lot for his Cape Breton team,” Lafortune said. “He uses his big frame to shield the puck away from opponents, and is very effective in the cycle. He’s very good at driving the net, and shows a heavy shot with a quick release that can fool goalies off the rush.”

Drouin scored seven points last week to bring his season totals to an impressive five goals and 10 points in just seven games.

The five-foot-11 winger has recorded two or more points five times this season and has helped the Halifax Mooseheads win six of their first seven games.

Drouin’s hot start however hasn’t surprised Lafortune.

“Drouin has started off right where he left off last postseason, where he registered 26 points in 17 games,” he said. “His vision may very well be the best in the entire draft, and that coupled with his incredible chemistry with linemate Nathan Mackinnon has gotten him to a very hot start.”

And if both maintain their hot play, they’ll leave the opposition seeing stars.

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