Andrew Cristall Named WHL Player Of The Week

Washington Capitals 2023 second round draft pick (#40 overall) forward Andrew Cristall has been named the Western Hockey League’s player of the week.

In three games last week, Cristall had a goal and eight assists, and scored the game winner in a 4-3 shootout win in Tri-City. All eight helpers were primary assists.

The 18-year-old had four assists in a 6-3 win over Swift Current Wednesday, two more helpers in Friday’s win in Tri-City and a goal and two assists in a 6-5 win over Vancouver Saturday.

Cristall has amassed five goals and 14 assists over the course of a seven game point streak which has moved him into fourth place in league scoring with 23 points.


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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Andrew Cristall Named WHL Player Of The Week

  1. Lance says:

    I love Cristall. He’s just the kinda pick we need. Star potential with a good attitude. He loves playing hockey. Miro, Cristall and Leonard all look like players to me. It’s only a question of how good they get. These guys look like fantastic draft picks as do McMichael, Iorio and Protas.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think they should have found a bigger challenge for Cristall this season.

    • Anonymous says:

      The CHL-NHL transfer agreement is messed up, and it will definitely hurt a player like Cristall. The agreement stipulates that players drafted from the CHL, and don’t turn 20 until after January (I think that’s the cutoff date) of that season, can’t play minor pro hockey that year. In other words, CHL players can’t play in the AHL, or ECHL, if they’re under 20. It’s the NHL or back to juniors. I think Cristall would really benefit from AHL competition next season, so he probably makes the Caps, at the beginning of 2024, at least initially.

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