Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips defenceman Jake Christiansen has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending March 24, 2019.
Christiansen recorded five points (1G-4A) and a plus-three rating in two games this week as the Silvertips went 2-0-0-0 against the Tri-City Americans to open the first round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs.
Friday in a 6-1 win over the Americans, Christiansen recorded three assists, helping on Everett’s third, fifth and six goals. His success continued the next night when he scored one goal and one assist in the second home game of the series against Tri-City. Christiansen’s assist came on Everett’s first goal of the game on a power play. Later in the second period, Christiansen scored his first goal of the 2019 WHL Playoffs, at even strength. For his efforts, Christiansen was awarded the first star of the game.
Prior to the playoffs, the West Vancouver, B.C. product nabbed 44 points (12G-32A) in 67 games, placing him 17th overall among WHL defencemen. Over 43 career playoff games since 2016, Christiansen has recorded 14 points (3G-11A).
The 6-foot, 190-pound rearguard was selected in the fifth round, 105th overall, in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. In 259 career WHL regular season games, Christiansen has tallied 102 points (28G-74A), including 11 power-play goals and four game-winning goals.
Christiansen and the Silvertips head to Tri-City to face the Americans in Game 3 of the first round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs on Wednesday, March 27 (8:05 p.m. PT) at the Toyota Center.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
March 18 – March 25: Jake Christiansen, Everett Silvertips
March 11- March 17: Connor Zary, Kamloops Blazers
March 4 – March 10: Jordy Bellerive, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 25 – March 3: Jake Elmer, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 18 – Feb 24: Brayden Tracey, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Stelio Mattheos, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Cole Fonstad, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Connor Dewar, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Bowen Byram, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Noah Philp, Seattle Thunderbirds
Dec. 27 – Dec. 30: Noah Gregor, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Dante Hannoun, Victoria Royals
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jett Woo, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Tristin Langan, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Riley Woods, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joachim Blichfeld, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Alexander Alexeyev, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Mark Kastelic, Calgary Hitmen
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Dawson Davidson, Saskatoon Blades
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luka Burzan, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Kirby Dach, Saskatoon Blades
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.