EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), seven-time U.S. Division champion of the Western Hockey League, announced today in conjunction with the WHL that defenseman Jake Christiansen has been named the WHL On The Run Player of the Week, ending Mar. 24.
It is the second time a Silvertip player has captured the Player of the Week honors this season, after Connor Dewar earned recognition for Jan. 28 – Feb. 3.
Christiansen recorded five points (1g-4a) and a plus-three rating in two games this past week when Silvertips went up 2-0 in their first round series against the Tri-City Americans to open the 2019 WHL Playoffs.
Friday, in a 6-1 win in Game 1 over the Americans, Christiansen recorded playoff career high three assists, helping on the final three Silvertips goals of the game. His success continued the next night when he scored one goal and one assist in Game 1 at home 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, British Columbia native nabbed 44 points (12G-32A) in 67 games, placing him 17th overall among WHL defensemen. Over 43 career playoff games since 2016, Christiansen has recorded 14 points (3g-11a).
The 6-foot, 190-pound bluleliner 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.
WHL ON THE RUN PLAYER OF THE WEEK: 2018-19
March 18 – March 24: 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
The Silvertips, up 2-0 in the first round series, continue the 2019 WHL Playoffs, presented by Mountain Pacific Bank, with Game 3 on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. (KRKO / WHL Live / TuneIn app) at Toyota Center in Kennewick. Silvertips home playoff tickets are on sale now at www.everettsilvertips.com/playoffs.
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