Sat. Dec 4th, 2021

By the OilKnight 10/06/19

Welcome to our weekly update 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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For the 3rd straight week, Quinton Byfield continues to lead all OHL draft eligibles in goals & points. No surprise there though he was finally held off the scoresheet on Saturday vs. The Soo (a 4-3 Sudbury win). 

One of the biggest surprises this season so far is not the fact Cole Perfetti is tied for 2nd in the OHL with 34 SOG‘s – it’s he’s only scored on ONE of those shots (2.9 SH%). You gotta think it’s only a matter of time before some of those start going in. Another positive? Perfetti is tied for 3rd in OHL with 10 assists

Tyler Tullio of Oshawa and Tyson Foerster of Barrie have had real nice starts to the season. Both are up to 5 goals and 9 points so far. Tullio, plays a power forward style game despite his light frame. He has a big shot & goes hard to the net. Foerster meanwhile, has very good hockey sense & a sneaky good shot and release. He also has good size and is a right shot center. 

The two Windsor kids who both have 1st round potential (Will Cuylle & Jean-Luc Foudy) continue to disappoint offensively. 

2002-08-19CQuinton Byfield77916OHLSudbury
2002-04-08 RD Jamie Drysdale 7 2 9 11 OHL Erie
2002-01-01 C Cole Perfetti 8 1 10 11 OHL Saginaw
2002-02-13 RW Oliver Suni 72810OHL Oshawa
2002-04-05 CTy Tullio 7549OHLOshawa
2002-01-18 CTyson Foerster 65 49 OHL Barrie
2002-03-19RDJack Thompson7459OHLSudbury
2002-04-15 RWJacob Perreault 5358OHLSarnia
2001-09-25 CJaromir Pytlik 6268OHLSSM
2002-01-08RDRuben Rafkin7088OHLWindsor
2002-02-05 LWAntonio Stranges 5527OHLLondon
2001-09-19 RW Jack Quinn 7437OHLOttawa
2002-06-20 C Evan Vierling 61 6 7 OHL Flint
2002-05-16 LDRyan O’Rourke 6325OHLSSM
2002-06-09 RW Cameron Butler 6235OHLPeterborough
2002-02-21RWLuke Evangelista5055OHLLondon
2001-09-25CMarco Rossi2224OHLOttawa
2002-05-02 LW Will Cuylle 7134OHLWindsor
2001-09-24RWHayden Fowler5404OHLErie
2002-03-14RWReid Valade3213OHLKitchener
2002-05-13 C Jean-Luc Foudy 7 2 1 3 OHL Windsor


As far 16 year olds go, Francesco Pinelli continues to light the lamp and impress just about anyone who watches him. He’s now up to 6 goals in 6 games for Kitchener. The super rookie has taken full advantage playing with a couple of OHL veterans on the Top line for the Rangers. Mason McTavish continues to impress with his greaat hockey sense & playmaking ability. He is tied with Pinelli for most points for 16 yr olds in OHL with 7 points in 6 games.

New to the list is Chase Stillman, who scored a hat trick for Sudbury on Friday. The son of former NHL’er and current Sudbury Wolves coach Corey Stillman, is now up for 4 goals & 5 points on the season. 

2003-04-11 C/LW Francesco Pinelli 6 6 1 7 OHL Kitchener
2003-01-30CMason McTavish6437OHLPeterborough
2003-06-07 CBrett Harrison 7 246OHLOshawa
2003-06-19 RWEthan Burroughs 6156OHLOwen Sound
2003-03-29RWChase Stillman7415OHLSudbury
2002-10-10RWAvery Hayes7224OHLHamilton
2003-01-21CConnor Lockhart7123OHLErie
2003-01-05LWBrennan Othmann6213OHLFlint
2003-09-04CRyan Winterton7213OHLHamilton
2003-02-09RDBrandt Clarke6033OHLBarrie

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Alexis Lafreniere is officially on a tear now. After starting the season slow (2 assists in 2 games), the consensus #1 overall pick in this upcoming draft has ripped off 6 goals & 17 points in his last 6 games to surpass Byfield for all 2020 Draft eligibles. He also has a ridiculous 48 shots on goal in 8 games total (6 per game average). 

While Lafreniere may be pulling away in points, Dawson Mercer continues to lead in goals as he’s up to 7 goals in 7 games now. The late 2001 birthday eligible continues to show flashes of 1st round potential with that terrific shot & release.

Patrick Guay registered 4 goals & 7 points last week for Sherbrooke. He’s only listed as 5’9″, 171 lbs but Guay has great offensive instincts and a terrific wrist shot & deadly accuracy.

Hendrix Lapierre has a disappointing 6 assists in 6 games. Much more is expected of the potential Top 15 pick in this upcoming NHL draft.

2001-10-11 LW Alexis Lafreniere 86 13 19 QMJHL Rimouski
2001-12-02RWRyan Francis731114QMJHLCape Breton
2002-04-29 CPatrick Guay 85510QMJHLSherbrooke
2001-10-27 RW Dawson Mercer 7 7 29 QMJHL Drummondville
2002-06-02 LD Jeremie Poirier 7 2 6 8 QMJHL Saint John
2002-01-08 CMavrik Bourque 6437QMJHLShawinigan
2002-02-09 C Hendrix Lapierre 6 0 6 6 QMJHL Chicoutimi
2002-01-21LWElliot Desnoyers7246QMJHLMoncton
2002-01-25 LWDawson Stairs 7325QMJHLSaint John
2002-03-13 CVasily Ponomaryev 6314QMJHLShawingan
2002-01-28RWJosh Lawrence7123QMJHLSaint John
2002-06-14 CSenna Peeters 7303QMJHL Halifax
2002-02-20CTheo Rochette3022QMJHLChicoutimi
2001-11-15RDJustin Barron7022QMJHLHalifax


Zachary L’Heureux now leads all 16 yr olds with 11 points in 7 games. He has a 4 game goal scoring streak and 28 SOG already. The 3rd overall pick in the 2019 QMJHL is a very heady player with real nice skill. James Malatesta leads all 16 yr olds in the league with 6 goals in 7 games. 

Isaac Belliveau is a poised player with good offensive instincts but undoubtedly has benefited greatly from the Lafreniere effect. He now has 7 assists (8 points) in 8 games for Rimouski. 

Highly touted and former 1st overall pick Joshua Roy now has 3 goals in 7 games for Saint John. 

2003-05-15 LW Zachary L’Heureux 75611QMJHL Moncton
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau8178QMJHLRimouski
2003-05-01 CJames Malatesta 7617QMJHLQuebec
2003-0325CRiley Kidney7246QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-01-04CZachary Dean7314QMJHLGatineau
2003-08-06CJoshua Roy7303QMJHLSaint John
2003-05-14CCole Huckins7123QMJHLAcadie-Bathurst
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas7123QMJHLVal-D’Or

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Connor Zary has now taken over the scoring lead for 2020 WHL Draft eligibles registering 10 points in 7 games. You can see he is an excellent playmaker who has nice hands in tight. He makes good reads & is pretty good defensively as well. What also stands out about him is his shots on goal total. Zary leads the entire WHL with 43 SOG (7 more than next closest). Keeping all that in mind, he is one of the oldest prospects in this year’s draft though so his numbers aren’t nearly as impressive as they look on paper. Nice player with a nice skill-set.

Pavel Novak has shot up the leaderboard after registering 3 goals & 3 assists in 3 games last week. The 1st rd import pick had a slow start in the WHL with only 3 shots in 4 games. But last week, he had 12 shots in 3 games and was rewarded. Novak has very good puck skills, displays good vision and doesn’t shy away physically. Definitely someone to keep an eye on as his confidence improves.

After registering just 1 assist in 4 games, Kaiden Guhle had a nice week with a 4 point effort against Regina on Saturday.

2001-09-25 CConnor Zary 73710WHLKamloops
2002-03-24CJustin Sourdif7459WHLVancouver
2002-04-16RWPavel Novak7358WHLKelowna
2002-03-09 RWOzzy Wiesblatt 6 2 6 8 WHL Portland
2002-02-10LWKyle Crnkovic7426WHLSaskatoon
2002-03-29 LWJake Neighbours 7246WHLEdmonton
2002-01-19RWPayton Mount4156WHLSeattle
2001-11-10LWKyrell Sopotyk7246WHLKamloops
2002-01-27 RW Simon Knak 5 1 4 5 WHL Portland
2002-02-01 CSeth Jarvis 5145WHLPortland
2002-01-18 LDKaiden Guhle 6145WHLPrince Albert
2002-01-25LWCross Hanas5224WHLPortland
2002-06-25RWConnor McClennon7134WHLWinnipeg
2001-12-23LWTyson Upper6224WHLPrince George
2001-09-20RDBraden Schneider7134WHLBrandon
2002-05-15LDDaemon Hunt5044WHLMoose Jaw
2002-08-02LDRonan Seeley5022WHLEverett


As far as the 2021 draft eligibles go, Ryder Korczak still leads in points with 10 points in the last 5 games. He only 12 shots on goal total but has a point in every game so far for the Warriors. Excellent offensive extincts, great vision and passing ability.

Cole Sillinger son of Mike Sillinger continues to impress. He’s now up to a point a game and has shown some real offensive flair & relentless work ethic for Medicine Hat.

2002-09-23CRyder Korczak52810WHLMoose Jaw
2003-05-16 CCole Sillinger 7437WHLMedicine Hat
2003-04-10 LW Zack Stringer 6156WHLLethbridge
2003-01-14LDCarson Lambos7235WHLWinnipeg
2003-02-06CLogan Stankoven7325WHLKamloops
2003-01-27LWEric Alarie5235WHLMoose Jaw
2003-04-10RWDylan Guenther7123WHLEdmonton

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