MacArthur named QMJHL Player of the Week
Acadie-Bathurst Titan winger Bennett MacArthur has been named QMJHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 3, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday.
The 20-year-old had six points (two goals, four assists) in two games to help Acadie-Bathurst to a 2-0-0-0 start.
“I think MacArthur brings a lot to the table,” FCHockey regional scout Shaun Richardson said. “He has a heavy shot that just explodes off his stick and is extremely accurate. He’s proven to be a legitimate goal scorer at every level he’s played and, at just under a goal a game pace, his rookie season in the QMJHL was no exception.
“What I really like about MacArthur is that he doesn’t settle on being just a goal scorer. He’s a very effective passer, he protects the puck well and is strong along the boards and wins battles all over the ice. My expectations are that his game will take another step forward this year. I think he will be relied on to generate offense, transition pucks up ice and be dependable in his own end. In my opinion an 80 point season is well within his reach.”
MacArthur, an undrafted free agent who attended Arizona Coyotes training camp earlier this fall, had 40 points (28 goals, 12 assists) in 33 games last season. He was ranked No. 283 in FCHockey’s Final ranking for the 2021 NHL Draft.