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Hudon named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that St. John’s IceCaps center Charles Hudon has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 29, 2015.

With the IceCaps kicking off a six-game road trip, Hudon tallied three goals and three assists in three games during a busy weekend as St. John’s continued to climb up the North Division standings.

Hudon tallied an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss in Rochester on Friday night, then helped St. John’s to a two-game sweep of division-leading Toronto. On Saturday afternoon at Air Canada Centre, Hudon scored twice as the IceCaps downed the Marlies, 6-2. Then on Sunday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum, Hudon recorded a pair of assists before tacking on another goal en route to a 5-1 St. John’s victory, extending the IceCaps’ points streak to eight games (5-0-2-1).

The 21-year-old Hudon ranks seventh in the AHL with 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 21 games for St. John’s this season. He was a member of the AHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2014-15 when he tallied 19 goals and 38 assists for 57 points in 75 games for Hamilton, good for second among all league rookies in scoring. Hudon was also a co-winner of the 2015 AHL All-Star Game MVP award after notching a hat trick for the Western Conference team. A native of Alma, Que., Hudon was a fifth-round draft choice by the Montreal Canadiens in 2012.

In recognition of his achievement, Hudon will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming IceCaps home game.

Also see: Previous winners, CCM/AHL Player of the Week