Player of the Week: American International College forward Bryant Christian

ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week. If there's a player you'd like to nominate, from your local team to a high school team to your beer league, email us here. Stats tell only part of the story, so tell us why he or she deserves this honor.
The nominees:
Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
The Finnish teen scored five goals in three games, including a hat trick in a 3-0 win over the New York Rangers. Laine became the third player in league history to post four hat tricks prior to his 20th birthday, joining Jimmy Carson (five) and Dale Hawerchuk (five). He also became the ninth player in NHL history to score 40 goals in one season as a teenager. So it was quite a week, and that was before Laine watched Alex Ovechkin hit 600 goals on Monday. "I was there when he made history, so I can maybe watch that someday and show that I was there getting the minus on the ice," Laine said.