CHL stats overview – top goal scorers – CHL

Offering a glimpse of the best players from coast to coast, CHL Stats Snapshot kicks off with a preview of the league’s top scorers, where the opening month of the season sees half a dozen players who have already found the back of the net eight or more times:

William Dufour (Saint John Sea Dogs) – 9 goals in 10 games

The New York Islanders’ fifth-round pick in 2020, Dufour leads all QMJHL scorers with nine goals in 10 appearances this season. In total, Dufour lit the lamp in six games in 2021-22, highlighted by a trio of multi-goal efforts. Joining the 2022 Memorial Cup presented by Kia host, the Saint John Sea Dogs this season, Dufour has already played for Drummondville where he approached a goal-per-game pace in 2020-21 finishing with 17 scorers in 23 games. A native of Quebec, Dufour scored a career-high 28 goals in 2019-2020.

Connor McClennon (Winnipeg ICE) – 9 goals in 10 games

Part of the offensive arsenal that leads the undefeated Winnipeg ICE, Philadelphia Flyers prospect Connor McClennon leads the WHL with nine goals this season, doing so in just 10 games. This season, the little winger has been a consistent contributor, scoring in all but two games, highlighted by a two-goal display against Prince Albert in early October. Originally selected second overall by the ICE in the 2017 WHL Draft, McClennon netted a career-high 21 goals in the 2019-20 campaign.

Tye Kartye (Soo Greyhounds) – 8 goals in 7 games

One of two OHL skaters with eight goals this season, left winger Tye Kartye of Soo Greyhounds is currently leading a four-game streak in which he has found the back of the net five times. . Meanwhile, Kartye’s second multi-goal effort came earlier in October, in which he scored his first career hat trick. Skating in his third season with the Greyhounds, Kartye concluded the 2019-20 campaign with a career-high 25 goals.

Jack Beck (Ottawa 67’s) – 8 goals in 8 games

The next OHL player, Ottawa 67 left winger Jack Beck, impressed, scoring eight goals in as many games. A sixth-round pick by the Calgary Flames in last summer’s NHL Draft, Beck has totaled five goals in his last four outings, while on two occasions this season he has finished with multiple goals, against Oshawa and Sudbury. It should be noted that the 18-year-old Beck already dominated his first season with the 67’s when he scored seven times in 56 games.

Tyler Peddle (Drummondville Voltigeurs) – 8 goals in 9 games

Originally selected with the second overall pick in the 2021 QMJHL draft, first-year left winger Tyler Peddle provided impressive early returns to the Drummondville Voltigeurs, leading his new team with eight goals in nine matches, a total that puts him in second place. league-wide. After scoring in his league debut, the 2023 NHL Draft prospect then continued that performance by finding the back of the net in each of his next three games, a streak that also included two consecutive two-goal nights. .

Patrick Guay (Charlottetown Islanders) – 8 goals in 10 games

Third QMJHL scorer to light the lamp at least eight times this season, veteran Charlottetown Islanders center Patrick Guay has scored eight times in 10 appearances. Even more impressive, Guay is currently leading a three-game streak in which he has scored twice in each game, for a total of six goals, including four tied and one shorthanded. Previously based in Sherbrooke, Guay ended the 2019-20 campaign with a career-high 21 goals.

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