CHL Scoring Leaders – Opening Week –

CHL Scoring Leaders – Opening Week

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By the OilKnight 09/23/19


Welcome to the first edition of our weekly updates on CHL prospects. Here are the leading scorers among all 3 leagues for the 2020 draft eligibles & 16 yr old CHL rookies.

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Quinton Byfield has exploded to start the season, scoring goals in all 3 games he has played and he has contributed on 6 of the 8 goals Sudbury has scored so far this season (75%). Jamie Drysdale registered 5 points in 1 game and leads all CHL draft eligible defencemen in scoring. 

2002-08-19CQuinton Byfield3516OHLSudbury
2001-09-25CJaromir Pytlik2235OHLSSM
2002-04-08RDJamie Drysdale2145OHLErie
2001-09-25CMarco Rossi2213OHLOttawa
2002-05-13CJean-Luc Foudy1202OHLWindsor
2002-05-02LWWill Cuylle1022OHLWindsor
2001-09-24RWHayden Fowler2202OHLErie
2002-02-05LWAntonio Stranges2112OHLLondon
2002-05-16LDRyan O’Rourke2112OHLSSM
2002-03-14RWReid Valade1112OHLKitchener
2002-06-09RWCameron Butler2112OHLPeterborough
2002-01-01CCole Perfetti2022OHLSaginaw


As far 16 year olds go, Mason McTavish & Avery Hayes are tied for the early lead both registering 3 points in 2 games. All players listed below are 2021 draft eligible.

2003-01-30CMason McTavish2213OHLPeterborough
2002-10-10RWAvery Hayes2213OHLHamilton
2003-01-21CConnor Lockhart2112OHLErie
2003-06-22RWTucker Robertson2112OHLPeterborough
2003-09-04CRyan Winterton2112OHLHamilton
2003-06-19RWEthan Burroughs1022OHLOwen Sound
2003-06-07CBrett Harrison1112OHLOshawa

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Cross Hanas of Portland surprisingly leads the WHL in scoring for draft eligibles along with Justin Sourdif of Vancouver. Both have 4 points in 2 games. Hanas scored an early candidate for goal of the year with a lacrosse style top shelf goal against Tri-City.

2002-03-24CJustin Sourdif2224WHLVancouver
2002-01-25LWCross Hanas2224WHLPortland
2001-12-23LWTyson Upper2213WHLPrince George
2002-01-27RWSimon Knak2123WHLPortland
2001-09-25CConnor Zary3123WHLKamloops
2002-05-15LDDaemon Hunt2033WHLMoose Jaw
2002-02-01CSeth Jarvis2033WHLPortland


As far as 16 year olds go, Ryder Korczak leads the way with 4 points in 2 games for Moose Jaw. He is a late 2002 birthday and is the brother of Vegas 2nd rd pick Kaeden Korczak.

2002-09-23CRyder Korczak2134WHLMoose Jaw
2003-04-10LWZack Stringer2033WHLLethbridge
2003-02-06CLogan Stankoven3213WHLKamloops
2003-05-16CCole Sillinger2112WHLMedicine Hat
2003-01-27LWEric Alarie2022WHLMoose Jaw

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Slow start for the consensus #1 overall pick in this upcoming draft – Alexis Lafreniere. He already trails Quinton Byfield by 5 points in the overall CHL race for leading point getter for draft eligibles. Dawson Mercer is tied for the league lead in goals for draft eligibles with 2 goals in 2 games.

2002-01-21LWElliot Desnoyers2123QMJHLMoncton
2002-04-29CPatrick Guay2123QMJHLSherbrooke
2001-10-27RWDawson Mercer2202QMJHLDrummondville
2002-06-14CSenna Peeters2202QMJHLHalifax
2002-01-28RWJosh Lawrence2112QMJHLSaint John
2002-04-04CWilliam Veillette2112QMJHLShawinigan
2002-01-25LWDawson Stairs2112QMJHLSaint John
2002-02-14LDKale McCallum2022QMJHLSaint John
2002-06-02LDJeremie Poirier2022QMJHLSaint John
2002-02-09CHendrix Lapierre2022QMJHLChicoutimi
2001-10-11LWAlexis Lafreniere2011QMJHLRimouski
2002-01-08CMavrik Bourque2011QMJHLShawinigan
2001-11-15RDJustin Barron2011QMJHLHalifax


James Malatesta leads all 16 yr olds with 3 points in 2 games. He actually scored 2 goals in the first QMJHL game of his career. Nice way to start.

2003-05-01CJames Malatesta2213QMJHLQuebec
2003-05-14CCole Huckins2112QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas2112QMJHLVal-D’Or
2003-05-15LWZachary L’Heureux2022QMJHLMoncton


We will be providing you updates every week so be sure to check back every Monday for updated stats and highlights!


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