Accolades Abound

As you no doubt already know, Alex Ovechkin is the NHL's reigning First Star of the Week and Nicklas Backstrom has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for December.

As you may not know, Francois Bouchard has been named the QMJHL's Offensive Player of the Month for December. From the Q's release:
The offensive player of the month award goes to François Bouchard of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. In eleven games, the 19-year-old right winger scored seven goals, including five game-winners and two on penalty killing, and added fifteen assists for a total of 22 points in eleven games – a spectacular average of two points per game. Moreover, Bouchard’s excellent offensive production played and important part in 58% (22/38) of his team’s goals and secured a +4 rating that led the Drakkar to a 7-3-0-1 winning record in December. Bouchard, a 2nd round pick of the Washington Capitals in 2006, was the winner of last season Jean Béliveau Trophy (scoring title) and named on the QMJHL 2nd ALL-STAR TEAM. He is actually sixth in the "Q" in scoring with 53 points in 38 games.
Too bad the NHL doesn't have a Coach of the Month award as well - I've got a pretty good idea who would most likely have gotten December's.

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