FORWARD OF THE MONTH - DRAKE BATHERSON

November 1, 2017 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)

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QMJHL Players of the Month

Drake Batherson has enjoyed quite the hot start to his 2017-18 campaign. In 16 games, he's amassed 29 points, including 17 goals and 12 assists.

By noting that his Cape Breton squad has scored 65 goals up to this point, it goes to say that Batherson has contributed to nearly half of all the goals scored by his team.

The 19-year-old has amassed two points or more in seven of his games, and even has three consecutive outings in October in which he recorded four points! Batherson has been showing great consistency after getting his name on the scoresheet in 15 of his first 16 games.

The 4th round pick of the Ottawa Senators scored the game-winning goal in three of the Screaming Eagles' ten victories and is actually sitting in the highest spot of the QMJHL's top scorers.

DEFENCEMAN OF THE MONTH - ADAM HOLWELL

The veteran defenceman has surprised many up to this day by finding himself as the top scorer of the Titan with 16 points.

What's just as impressive is the fact that he's maintained a +13 differential this season, more than doubling the teammate that trails him in that category. In 13 of his games, Holwell has finished on the positive side of the Plus-Minus ratio, which represents 76% of his games up to this point.

He's also been excelling on the power play, as displayed by half of his points coming on the man advantage. Thanks to his 16 points on the Titan's 52 goals scored, Holwell has contributed to 31% of his team's offense.

ROOKIE OF THE MONTH - FILIP ZADINA

It is impossible to ignore the Mooseheads latest sensation. In 16 games, Zadina owns a total of 24 points that includes 12 goals. He currently has a 1.5 point-per-game average, and a +8 differential as well.

His totals shouldn't come as a surprise though, as Zadina is firing an average of over four shots on goal per game. He is currently his team's top scorer, a single point ahead of 20-year-old veteran Maxime Fortier.

Zadina has amassed points in 14 of the 16 games he's played in and has had an impressive eight game total in which he had two points or more.

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