Ultramar Player of the Week: Samuel Poulin
Boucherville, Que. – The Ultramar Player of the Week is Samuel Poulin (Phoenix | Sherbrooke) who’s remarkable offensive play helped him net three goals and collect five assists, one of his most productive weeks to date in his QMJHL career.
Poulin was strong out of the gate on Wednesday, delivering a performance worthy of the first star of the game that he obtained following the match. He scored two goals and added three assists, which made this a milestone game on multiple levels for the rookie player. He managed to tie his personal best for goals in a game, as well as surpass his previous performances for assists in a game and points in a game. Sherbrooke ultimately won 6-1 against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.
On Friday, Poulin and the Phoenix took on the first place Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. Despite losing 4-3 in a tight game against the most prolific offense in the league, the 16-year-old forward managed to collect two assists.
In his final game of the week, Poulin scored his 15th of the season and obtained the second star of the game for his play. The Sherbrooke Phoenix took the game 4-3 against the Gatineau Olympiques in overtime.
Since February 1st, the Phoenix forward has been recording impressive numbers. In this time, he has accumulated 19 points, which makes him the third most productive player among rookies, trailing only Filip Zadina (Mooseheads | Halifax) and Alexis Lafrenière (Océanic | Rimouski), who both have 24 points.
Other players considered for the Ultramar Player of the Week are forward Vitalii Abramov (Tigres | Victoriaville) and fellow rookie forward Filip Zadina (Mooseheads | Halifax).
Abramov scored six goals and collected an assist in as little as two games. He has hit the 100-point mark for the second time in his career, and with a total 298 points in 183 games throughout three seasons in the QMJHL, Abramov will have no problem hitting the 300-point mark before the end of the season.
Zadina scored three times and collected two assists, good for a five-point week with only two games played. He is currently tied for first among rookies for goals with 42, sharing the spot with Lafrenière. He is also second among rookies for points with 77, behind Lafrenière’s 80.
2017-18 Ultramar Player of the Week:
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Simon Lafrance (Foreurs | Val-d’Or)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Yvan Mongo (Voltigeurs | Drummondville)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Anthony Poulin (Armada | Blainville-Boisbriand)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Mark Grametbauer (Wildcats | Moncton)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Drake Batherson (Screaming Eagles | Cape Breton)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Julien Tessier (Wildcats | Moncton)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Étienne Montpetit (Foreurs | Val-d’Or)
Nov. 6 – Nov.12: Nicolas Beaudin (Voltigeurs | Drummondville)
Nov. 13 – Nov.19: Anthony Morrone (Tigres | Victoriaville)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Thomas Grégoire (Phoenix | Sherbrooke)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Alex Barré-Boulet (Armada | Blainville-Boisbriand)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Alex Barré-Boulet (Armada | Blainville-Boisbriand)
Dec. 11 – Dec.17: Tristan Bérubé (Olympiques | Gatineau)
Dec. 28 – Dec. 31: Ivan Kosorenkov (Tigres | Victoriaville)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Samuel Harvey (Huskies | Rouyn-Noranda)
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Samuel Dove-McFalls (Océanic | Rimouski)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Jeffrey Truchon-Viel (Titan | Acadie-Bathurst)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Peter Abbandonato (Huskies | Rouyn-Noranda)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Joe Veleno (Voltigeurs | Drummondville)
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Maxime Comtois (Tigres | Victoriaville)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Vitalii Abramov (Tigres | Victoriaville)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: D’Artagnan Joly (Drakkar | Baie-Comeau)
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Maxime Comtois (Tigres | Victoriaville)
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Samuel Poulin (Phoenix | Sherbrooke)