2017 CHL Season Review

Canadian Hockey League Leaders (Draft Prospects)

Hischier lives up to hype with mastery of major junior
Steve Kournianos  |  4/5/2017 |  New York  |  

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Swiss import Nico Hischier of the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads led all CHL newcomers with 38 goals and a 1.51 points-per-game average (Photo: Halifax Mooseheads).

The Draft Analyst (New York) — History tells us that the Canadian Hockey League is pretty good at providing the NHL with premier talent. And while its 2017 crop of draft eligibles seem to be scrutinized far more than those from previous years, that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t see any of them accomplish great things at the highest level. The tables below details a who’s who of the best the CHL had to offer, mixed in with a surprise or two. What shouldn’t come as a shock is that Halifax Mooseheads center Nico Hischier ranked at or near the top in practically every major category. Pegged as the most likely to unseat inured Brandon Wheat Kings center Nolan patrick for first overall in the draft, Hischier was the Mooseheads’ top player from start to finish and put on a memorable show at the 2017 CHL Top Prospects Game.

The tables below are neither final or official from the respective leagues. The data was, however, compiled via the stats pages on their league sites. There’s always the chance that numbers could be off by a hair, and the CHL won’t release its final official numbers until after the postseason.

*Stats presented are neither final nor official. Any changes made by the leagues will reflect once identified.

Points

Pos Lge Name Birth Year Team GP G A PTS
RW WHL Kailer Yamamoto 1998 Spokane 65 42 57 99
C OHL Nick Suzuki 1999 Owen Sound 65 45 51 96
C WHL Cody Glass 1999 Portland 69 32 62 94
C WHL Mason Shaw 1998 Medicine Hat 71 27 67 94
RW WHL Kole Lind 1998 Kelowna 70 30 57 87
C QMJHL Nico Hischier 1999 Halifax 57 38 48 86
C WHL Aleksi Heponiemi 1999 Swift Current 72 28 58 86
RW OHL Jason Robertson 1999 Kingston 68 42 39 81
RW WHL Nick Henry 1999 Regina 72 35 46 81
C WHL Jaret Anderson-Dolan 1999 Spokane 72 39 37 76
RW OHL Owen Tippett 1999 Mississauga 59 44 31 75
C QMJHL Antoine Morand 1999 Acadie-Bathurst 67 28 46 74
LW OHL Jonah Gadjovich 1998 Owen Sound 60 46 28 74

Goals

Pos Lge Name Birth Year Team GP G
LW OHL Jonah Gadjovich 1998 Owen Sound 60 46
C OHL Nick Suzuki 1999 Owen Sound 65 45
RW OHL Owen Tippett 1999 Mississauga 59 44
RW WHL Kailer Yamamoto 1998 Spokane 65 42
RW OHL Jason Robertson 1999 Kingston 68 42
C WHL Jaret Anderson-Dolan 1999 Spokane 72 39
C QMJHL Nico Hischier 1999 Halifax 57 38
RW WHL Nick Henry 1999 Regina 72 35
LW OHL Matthew Strome 1999 Hamilton 66 34
C WHL Cody Glass 1999 Portland 69 32
C WHL Michael Rasmussen 1999 Tri-City 50 32
RW WHL Kole Lind 1998 Kelowna 70 30
LW OHL Macauley Carson 1999 Sudbury 68 30
LW WHL Nikita Popugaev 1998 Prince George 71 29
C OHL Gabriel Vilardi 1999 Windsor 49 29
LW OHL Macauley Carson 1999 Sudbury 67 29

Assists

Pos Lge Name Birth Year Team GP A
C WHL Mason Shaw 1998 Medicine Hat 71 67
C WHL Cody Glass 1999 Portland 69 62
C WHL Aleksi Heponiemi 1999 Swift Current 72 58
RW WHL Kailer Yamamoto 1998 Spokane 65 57
RW WHL Kole Lind 1998 Kelowna 70 57
D OHL Conor Timmins 1998 Sault Ste Marie 67 54
C OHL Nick Suzuki 1999 Owen Sound 65 51
D WHL Cal Foote 1998 Kelowna 71 51
C OHL Robert Thomas 1999 London 66 50
C QMJHL Nico Hischier 1999 Halifax 57 48
RW WHL Nick Henry 1999 Regina 72 46
C QMJHL Antoine Morand 1999 Acadie-Bathurst 67 46
C OHL Morgan Frost 1999 Sault Ste Marie 67 42
LD WHL Juuso Välimäki 1998 Tri-City 60 42
C OHL Austen Keating 1999 Ottawa 67 41
LW WHL Nikita Popugaev 1998 Prince George 71 40

Power Play Goals

Pos Lge Name Birth Year Team GP G PPG
LW OHL Jonah Gadjovich 1998 Owen Sound 60 46 17
C WHL Stelio Mattheos 1999 Brandon 69 26 15
C WHL Michael Rasmussen 1999 Tri-City 50 32 15
C OHL Nick Suzuki 1999 Owen Sound 65 45 14
C WHL Jaret Anderson-Dolan 1999 Spokane 72 39 14
RW WHL Nick Henry 1999 Regina 72 35 13
RW OHL Jason Robertson 1999 Kingston 68 42 12
C OHL Sasha Chemlevski 1999 Ottawa 58 21 12
C QMJHL Nico Hischier 1999 Halifax 57 38 11
C QMJHL Pavel Koltygin 1999 Drummondville 65 22 11
RW WHL Kailer Yamamoto 1998 Spokane 65 42 10
RW OHL Owen Tippett 1999 Mississauga 59 44 10
RW WHL Trey Fix-Wolansky 1999 Edmonton 70 24 10
LW OHL Matthew Strome 1999 Hamilton 66 34 10

Primary Assists

Name Pos Team Lge Birth Year GP Assists Primary
Mason Shaw C Medicine Hat WHL 1998 71 67 43
Aleksi Heponiemi C Swift Current WHL 1999 72 58 38
Cody Glass C Portland WHL 1999 69 62 36
Kailer Yamamoto RW Spokane WHL 1998 65 57 34
Robert Thomas C London OHL 1999 66 50 34
Nick Suzuki C Owen Sound OHL 1999 65 51 31
Nico Hischier C Halifax QMJHL 1999 57 48 31
Kole Lind RW Kelowna WHL 1998 70 57 30
Nikita Popugaev LW Prince George WHL 1998 71 40 30
Conor Timmins D Sault Ste Marie OHL 1998 67 54 30
Antoine Morand C Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL 1999 67 46 29
Stelio Mattheos C Brandon WHL 1999 69 35 28
Kyle Olson C Tri-City WHL 1999 72 37 26
Morgan Frost C Sault Ste Marie OHL 1999 67 42 25
Cal Foote D Kelowna WHL 1998 71 50 25

Power Play Assists

Pos Lge Name Birth Year Team GP A PPA
C WHL Aleksi Heponiemi 1999 Swift Current 72 58 30
D WHL Cal Foote 1998 Kelowna 71 51 25
RW WHL Kailer Yamamoto 1998 Spokane 65 57 25
LD WHL Juuso Välimäki 1998 Tri-City 60 42 22
RW WHL Kole Lind 1998 Kelowna 70 57 21
C WHL Mason Shaw 1998 Medicine Hat 71 67 21
RW OHL Jason Robertson 1999 Kingston 68 39 20
C OHL Nick Suzuki 1999 Owen Sound 65 51 18
C WHL Cody Glass 1999 Portland 69 62 18
C QMJHL Nico Hischier 1999 Halifax 57 48 18
RW OHL Joseph Garreffa 1999 Kitchener 68 35 17
RW WHL Nick Henry 1999 Regina 72 46 16
C QMJHL Antoine Morand 1999 Acadie-Bathurst 67 46 15
LW WHL Nikita Popugaev 1998 Prince George 71 40 15
LW QMJHL Yaroslav Alexeyev 1999 Sherbrooke 60 28 15

Goals Per Game (Min. 25 GP)

Pos Name Team Lge GP G G/GP
LW Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound OHL 60 46 0.77
RW Owen Tippett Mississauga OHL 60 44 0.73
C Nick Suzuki Owen Sound OHL 65 45 0.69
C Nico Hischier Halifax QMJHL 57 38 0.67
RW Kailer Yamamoto Spokane WHL 65 42 0.65
C Michael Rasmussen Tri-City WHL 50 32 0.64
RW Jason Robertson Kingston OHL 68 42 0.62
C Nolan Patrick Brandon WHL 33 20 0.61
C Gabriel Vilardi Windsor OHL 49 29 0.59
C Jaret Anderson-Dolan Spokane WHL 72 39 0.54
LW Matthew Strome Hamilton OHL 66 34 0.52
RW Nick Henry Regina WHL 72 35 0.49
C Cody Glass Portland WHL 69 32 0.46
RW Lane Zablocki Red Deer WHL 64 28 0.44
LW Macauley Carson Sudbury OHL 68 30 0.44
RW Kole Lind Kelowna WHL 70 30 0.43
C Ivan Chekhovich Baie-Comeau QMJHL 60 26 0.43
C Antoine Morand Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL 67 28 0.42
LW Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph OHL 67 28 0.42

Points Per Game (Min. 25 GP)

Pos Name Team Lge GP P P/GP
RW Kailer Yamamoto Spokane WHL 65 99 1.52
C Nico Hischier Halifax QMJHL 57 86 1.51
C Nick Suzuki Owen Sound OHL 65 96 1.48
C Nolan Patrick Brandon WHL 33 46 1.39
C Cody Glass Portland WHL 69 95 1.38
C Mason Shaw Medicine Hat WHL 71 93 1.31
RW Owen Tippett Mississauga OHL 60 75 1.25
C Gabriel Vilardi Windsor OHL 49 61 1.24
RW Kole Lind Kelowna WHL 70 87 1.24
LW Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound OHL 60 74 1.23
RW Jason Robertson Kingston OHL 68 81 1.19
C Aleksi Heponiemi Swift Current WHL 72 86 1.19
RW Nick Henry Regina WHL 72 81 1.12
C Antoine Morand Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL 67 74 1.10
C Michael Rasmussen Tri-City WHL 50 54 1.08
C Jaret Anderson-Dolan Spokane WHL 72 75 1.04
LHD Juuso Valimaki Tri-City WHL 60 61 1.02

Defensemen Scoring

Pos Name Team Lge GP G A P
LHD Juuso Valimaki Tri-City WHL 60 19 42 61
RHD Conor Timmins Sault Ste Marie OHL 67 7 54 61
RHD Cal Foote Kelowna WHL 71 6 50 56
RHD Artyom Minulin Swift Current WHL 70 8 42 50
RHD Henri Jokiharju Portland WHL 71 9 39 48
LHD Nicolas Hague Mississauga OHL 65 18 28 46
LHD Markus Phillips Owen Sound OHL 66 13 30 43
LHD Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa OHL 62 14 26 40
RHD Josh Brook Moose Jaw WHL 69 8 32 40
LHD Pierre-Olivier Joseph Charlottetown QMJHL 62 6 33 39
RHD Eemeli Rasanen Kingston OHL 66 6 33 39
RHD Cale Fleury Kootenay WHL 70 11 27 38
RHD Sean Durzi Owen Sound OHL 60 2 36 38
RHD Adam Thilander North Bay OHL 64 6 29 35
LHD Max Martin Prince Albert WHL 69 8 25 33