Oilking’s Legault Named Denny’s WHL Player of the Week


Jeff Hubert

May 6, 2013, Edmonton, AB (ISN) – The Western Hockey League announced today that Edmonton Oil Kings’ forward Stephane Legault is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 5, 2013.

Legault picked up four points, all assists, while posting a +4 rating over three games in the past week as the Oil Kings managed a 2-1 record in three post-season contests.

On Tuesday, April 30th, Legault tallied an assist on the game-winning goal to help the Oil Kings defeat the Calgary Hitmen 2-0 in Game 7 of the Husky WHL Eastern Conference Championship series. On Friday, May 3rd, Legault chipped in three assists and posted a +3 rating while earning 1st Star honors in a 4-1 victory over the Winterhawks in Portland in Game 1 of the WHL Championship series. Legault was held off the score sheet in a 3-0 loss to the Winterhawks on Saturday, May 4th, in Portland.

Legault, a 19-year-old product of Edmonton, AB, is in his third full season in the WHL with the Oil Kings. He currently sits tied for fourth among all WHL players in post-season scoring with 22 points in 18 games, and is tied for second among WHL players with 16 assists. The 5’11”, 179-lb forward is now a two-time recipient of Denny’s WHL Player of the Week honors in the 2013 WHL Playoffs, having earned the honor in the first week of the post-season. Legault was selected by the Oil Kings in the seventh round, 136th overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Western Hockey League has also nominated Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings for the CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Brossoit, a product of Surrey, B.C., posted a 2-1 record with a shutout in three starts over the past week for the Oil Kings as they closed out the Husky WHL Eastern Conference Championship series versus Calgary and opened the 2013 WHL Championship series versus Portland. The 19-year-old netminder stopped 94 of 98 shots he faced over three games for a 1.33 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage in that span. Brossoit is a Calgary Flames prospect

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week

Apr 29 – May 5: Stephane Legault, Edmonton Oil Kings

Apr 16 – Apr 28 : Seth Jones, Portland Winterhawks

Apr 15 – Apr 21 : Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks

Apr 8 – Apr 14 : Henrik Samuelsson, Edmonton Oil Kings

Apr 1 – Apr 7: Brendan Ranford, Kamloops Blazers

Mar 25 – Mar 31: Brendan Leipsic, Portland Winterhawks

Mar 18 – Mar 24: Stephane Legault, Edmonton Oil Kings

Mar 11 – Mar 17: Nicolas Petan, Portland Winterhawks

Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Cody Sylvester, Calgary Hitmen

Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings

Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans

Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw Warriors

Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Brenden Walker, Saskatoon Blades

Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Henrik Samuelsson, Edmonton Oil Kings

Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Alex Gogolev, Victoria Royals

Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Troy Rutkowski, Portland Winterhawks

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Cody Sylvester, Calgary Hitmen

Dec. 17 – Dec. 30: Anthony Bardaro, Prince Albert Raiders

Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Josh Nicholls, Saskatoon Blades

Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jaimen Yakubowski, Lethbridge Hurricanes

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jaimen Yakubowski, Lethbridge Hurricanes

Nov. 19 – 25: Brendan Leipsic, Portland Winterhawks

Nov. 12 – 18: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers

Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans

Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Curtis Valk, Medicine Hat Tigers

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers

Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers

Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers

Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers

Sept. 20 – Sept. 23: Nicolas Petan, Portland Winterhawks