Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Week: 12/11-12/17

After being a runner-up several times already this season, this week's winner finally gets the gold...

RW/C Chris Lawrence, Mississauga (OHL)

Chris Lawrence has put on a clinic this season on how to perform in order to earn your professional contract out of junior. The talented 2005 3rd round pick exploded this week with 4 goals and 6 points in 3 games for the Ice Dogs including a hat trick on Thursday, December 14th in Brampton where he was named the first star of the game helping Mississauga to a 6-4 win. In 30 games this season Lawrence has 21 goals and 43 points with 64 penalty minutes and a +18 rating. His previous season highs were 23 goals and 53 points last season in 67 games split between Mississauga and Sault Ste Marie. Lawrence looks like a lock to shatter those marks and were it not for a head injury that kept him out of the lineup a couple of weeks in November, Lawrence would likely be comfortably amongst the OHL's leading scorers. As is, Lawrence is currently tied for 16th in the league in goals and 30th in scoring.

Lawrence's Statistics 12/11-12/17
3 GP, 4-2-6, 6 PIM, +3

Previous Prospects of the Week
12/4-12/10, D Dane Crowley, Swift Current (WHL)
11/27-12/3, G Jonathan Boutin, Springfield (AHL)/G Gerald Coleman, Johnstown (ECHL)/Springfield(AHL)
11/20-11/26, G Karri Ramo, Springfield (AHL)
11/13-11/19, G Karri Ramo, Springfield (AHL)
11/6-11/12, RW Stanislav Lascek, Johnstown (ECHL)
10/30-11/5, LW Justin Keller, Springfield (AHL)
10/23-10/29, C Blair Jones, Springfield (AHL)
10/16-10/22, LW Norm Milley, Springfield (AHL)
10/9-10/15, RW Stanislav Lascek, Johnstown (ECHL)
10/2-10/8, C Dimitri Kazionov, Kazan (RUS)