Giants defenseman Leslie named VHL Player of the Week – VHL Network | Catch My Job


Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Giants defenseman Mazden Leslie has been named the VHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 23, 2022.

Leslie, who is eligible for the 2023 NHL Draft, collected six points (1G-5A) in four games with the Giants last week, helping the team to a pair of wins against BC division rivals Victoria and Kamloops.

The 17-year-old, who hails from Lloydminster, Alta., started his week with a goal and an assist on Wednesday, Oct. 19, as Vancouver dropped a goal to the first-place Winnipeg ICE.

Leslie was named the second star of the game.

After Friday’s setback against the Prince George Cougars, Leslie rebounded with three assists on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Victoria, helping the Giants rally for a 6-5 overtime victory over the Royals.

The 6-foot, 182-pound Arjergaard finished his week Sunday, Oct. 23, with an assist as Vancouver doubled up the Kamloops Blazers 6-3.

Leslie enters the week tied for third among VHL defensemen with 11 points (2G-9A) in his 11 appearances for the Giants this season.

Originally selected by Vancouver with the 10th overall pick in the 2020 VHL Draft, Leslie collected 38 points (14G-24A) in 99 regular season and playoff games.

Leslie and the Vancouver Giants are next in action on Thursday, Oct. 27 when they begin Central Division action against the Edmonton Oil Kings (7:00 p.m. MT, Rogers Place).

About the Western Hockey League
Considered the world’s premier junior hockey development league, the Western Hockey League (VHL) is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. The VHL consists of 22 member clubs, 17 of which are located in Western Canada and five in the US Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the VHL has been a leading supplier of talent to the National Hockey League for more than 50 years. The VHL is also a leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving VHL scholarships to pursue the post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, VHL players also form the core of Canada’s national junior hockey team.


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