Trevor Zegras, Alex Yakovenko, Brandon Bussi: USHL Players of the WeekNovember 19, 2018
Trevor Zegras – 2 Games Played – 2 Goals, 2 Assists
Trevor Zegras is the USHL’s forward of the week. The 17-year-old earned the same honors just a few weeks ago and has continued to boost his draft stock each and every week.
Zegras recorded a goal and an assist in each of his two games last week, boosting his impressive USHL point totals to five goals and 12 points in six games. His offensive prowess has drawn the attention of scouts around the hockey world as the Boston University-commit is now up to a 2.00 points-per-game average. He’s also tied for the Team USA lead in scoring with 12 points.
Ranked across the board as a first-round talent, Zegras is doing nothing but helping himself as the season progresses.
Alex Yakovenko – 1 Game Played – 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Alex Yakovenko is the USHL’s defender of the week. Playing in only one contest last week, Yakovenko led the way for the Muskegon Lumberjacks as he scored a power play goal, a shorthanded goal and added another assist in the team’s 4-0 shutout win against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
Yakovenko is now up to five goals and 16 points on the season, giving him the team-lead in points and ranking him second in the USHL among defenders. Outside of just defenders, Yakovenko is also fourth on the Lumberjacks in points, including forwards.
Brandon Bussi – 1 Game Played – 1 Win, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%
Brandon Bussi is the USHL’s goaltender of the week. After an impressive 4-0 shutout victory against the RoughRiders on Saturday, Bussi brought his already dominant record to a stellar 13-1-0-0 record with a 2.14 goals against average and a .923 save percentage.
In his one game last week, Bussi made 23 saves and earned himself his second goalie of the week honors. His three shutouts are good for the league lead. He also ranks second in the USHL in goals-against average and third in save percentage and is making the best of his first season in the USHL.