WHL Player of the Month



WHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH

 

MARCH, 2014: LEON DRAISAITL, PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS

CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Leon Draisaitl of the Prince Albert Raiders is the WHL Player of the Month for March, 2014.

Draisaitl, an 18-year-old from Cologne, Germany, recorded nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points to go with a +12 rating in eight regular-season games in March, helping the Raiders post a 6-2-0-0 record in that span.  Draisaitl, a 6’1”, 209-lb center, recorded at least one point in seven of eight games, and picked up multiple points in six games including three four-point outings.  He scored in seven games, netting multiple goals in two contests while also tallying three game-winning markers.  During the month of March, Draisaitl led all WHL players in assists and points, and tied for the lead in goals and plus-minus.  Draisaitl’s prolific March enabled him to finish tied for fourth in WHL scoring with 105 points.

His outstanding play in March saw Draisaitl selected among the 3 Stars on five occasions, including three 1st Star nods and two 2nd Star selections.  Additionally, Draisaitl recorded a pair of assists in a 5-3 road victory over the Red Deer Rebels in a sudden-death tiebreaker game on March 18th which clinched the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference for the Raiders.

Selected in the first round, second overall, in the 2012 CHL Import Draft, Draisaitl completed his second season in the WHL with the Raiders.  He has accumulated 59 goals and 163 points along with a +29 rating in 128 career regular-season games for Prince Albert.  Named to the WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star team, Draisaitl is considered a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft.

Draisaitl’s accomplishments make him a deserving choice as the WHL Player of the Month for March.


FEBRUARY, 2014: SAM REINHART, KOOTENAY ICE

CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice is the WHL Player of the Month for February, 2014.

Reinhart, an 18-year-old from Vancouver, B.C., amassed 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points along with a +15 rating in 13 games in February, helping the Ice post an 11-2-0-0 record in that span.  The 6’1”, 183-lb center recorded at least one point in all 13 games he played in February, and recorded multiple points on nine occasions including seven games in which he recorded three or more points.  Reinhart scored in eight games in February, including netting three game-winning tallies, and recorded at least one assist in all 13 games.  Reinhart led all WHL players in assists and points during the month, and was tied for fifth in plus-minus.

Reinhart’s strong performance during February saw him selected among the 3 Stars on seven occasions, including four 1st Star selections and three 2nd Star nods.  His productive month also helped Reinhart set new Kootenay Ice franchise records for longest point streak at 22 consecutive games and longest assist streak at 15 games.

Reinhart is in his third season in the WHL with the Kootenay Ice.  The Ice’s first-round pick, 15th overall, in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft, Reinhart has accumulated 99 goals and 243 points in 196 career regular-season contests.  A member of Canada’s national junior team for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, Reinhart is considered one of the top prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft.

Reinhart’s accomplishments make him a deserving choice as the WHL Player of the Month for February.


JANUARY, 2014: TODD FIDDLER, PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS

CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Todd Fiddler of the Prince George Cougars is the WHL Player of the Month for January, 2014.

The 20-year-old from Meadow Lake, SK, amassed 16 goals and 13 assists for 29 points along with a +4 rating in 14 games during the month of January, helping the Cougars post a 7-5-0-2 record in that span.  Fiddler recorded at least one point in 12 of 14 games during January, and recorded multiple points in eight games.  Fiddler led all WHL players in goals through January, scoring in eight of 14 games and recording three hat tricks.  Five of his 16 goals came on the power play while he also added two shorthanded goals.

Fiddler’s impressive performance in January saw him selected among the 3 Stars seven times, including three 1st Star selections and three 2nd Star selections.  His contribution to Prince George’s offense during the month were equally impressive as he factored into 49% of all the goals the Cougars scored in regulation play.

Fiddler
is in his fourth and final season in the Western Hockey League.  He was acquired by the Cougars from the Moose Jaw Warriors in November, and have amassed 30 goals and 59 points in just 35 games with Prince George.  Selected by the Medicine Hat Tigers in the third round, 65th overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft, Fiddler has also played for the Prince Albert Raiders and Spokane Chiefs through his WHL career.  The 5’11”, 210-lb winger has accumulated 109 goals and 212 points in 263 career regular-season games.

Fiddler’s accomplishments make him a deserving choice as the WHL Player of the Month for Jaunary.


DECEMBER, 2013: TYSON BAILLIE, KELOWNA ROCKETS

CALGARY, AB
– The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Tyson Baillie of the Kelowna Rockets has been named the WHL Player of the Month for December, 2013.

The 18-year-old forward from Ft. Saskatchewan, AB, recorded five goals and 15 assists for 20 points along with a +8 rating in 12 games during the month of December, helping the Rockets post a perfect 12-0-0-0 record in that span.  Baillie recorded at least one point in 10 of the 12 games he played during the month, recorded multiple points in six of those 12 games, and scored in five games.  Baillie was particularly effective on the road, recording at least one point in all eight road games the Rockets played in December, scoring four times. Two of Baillie’s five goals during the month were game-winners.   

Baillie’s
outstanding play saw him selected among the Three Stars three times during the month, while posting an even or better plus-minus rating in 10 of the 12 games he played.  Baillie’s strong effort during December helped the Rockets climb to first place in the overall WHL standings and to the No. 1 ranking in the Canadian Hockey League.

Baillie
is in his third WHL campaign with the Kelowna Rockets, and has recorded 52 goals and 126 points in 171 career regular season games.  He was selected by the Rockets in the third round, 53rd overall, in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft, and is eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft.

Baillie’s
accomplishments make him a deserving choice as the WHL Player of the Month for December.


NOVEMBER, 2013: JOSH WINQUIST, EVERETT SILVERTIPS

CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Josh Winquist of the Everett Silvertips has been named the WHL Player of the Month for November, 2013.

The 20-year-old forward from St. Albert, AB, amassed 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points along with a +9 rating in 14 games during the month of November, helping the Silvertips post a 10-2-2-0 record in that span.  Winquist recorded at least one point in all 14 games he played for the ‘Tips, recorded multiple points in nine of those 14 games, and scored in nine games.  Winquist began the month by posting three straight multiple-point outings, and also earned WHL Player of the Week honors for the week ending November 24th. The 6’0”, 180-lb winger put up five power play goals and scored two game-winning goals during the month of November.    

Winquist’s outstanding play saw him selected among the Three Stars in nine of 14 games, including four 1st Star selections, three 2nd Star selections and two 3rd Star honors.  Winquist’s strong effort during November helped the Silvertips climb to first place in the overall WHL standings.

Winquist is in his fifth and final WHL campaign with the Everett Silvertips, and has recorded 75 goals and 173 points in 262 career regular season games.  He was selected by the Silvertips in the third round, 66th overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.

Winquist’s accomplishments make him a deserving choice as the WHL Player of the Month for November.


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER, 2013: MITCH HOLMBERG, SPOKANE CHIEFS

CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced that forward Mitch Holmberg of the Spokane Chiefs has been named the WHL Player of the Month for September/October 2013.

The 20-year-old forward from Sherwood Park, AB, tallied 18 goals and 20 assists for 38 points to go with a +16 rating through 16 games in September and October.  Holmberg recorded at least one point in all 16 games he has played for the Chiefs, recorded multiple points in 11 of those 16 games, and multiple goals in six games.  The 5’10”, 175-lb winger started the season with three consecutive four-point games, including netting a hat trick in the Chiefs’ season opener on September 21stHolmberg’s 18 goals leads all WHL players in that category, while his 38 points puts him in the WHL scoring lead.  Six of Holmberg’s 18 goals came on the power play while four of his goals were game winners. 

Holmberg’s consistent play helped the Chiefs post an 11-5-0-0 record in September and October, keeping them among the top Clubs in the WHL’s Western Conference.  His outstanding play for the Chiefs saw him selected among the Three Stars in nine of the 16 games he played, including an impressive seven 1st Star selections.

Holmberg is in his fifth and final WHL campaign with the Spokane Chiefs, and has amassed 103 goals and 216 points in 258 career regular season games.  He was the Chiefs’ first-round pick, 21st overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.

Holmberg’s accomplishments make him a deserving choice as the WHL Player of the Month for September/October.

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2012-13 WHL Player of the Month
March:  Cody Sylvester, Calgary Hitmen
February:  Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans
January:  Nicolas Petan, Portland Winterhawks
December:  Adam Lowry, Swift Current Broncos
November:  Brendan Leipsic, Portland Winterhawks
September/October:  JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers

2011-12 WHL Player of the Month
March:  Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
February:  Brendan Shinnimin, Tri-City Americans
January:  Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
December:  Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings
November:  Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks
September/October:  Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers

2010-11 WHL Player of the Month

March:  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels
February:  Brayden Schenn, Saskatoon Blades
January:  Brendan Shinnimin, Tri-City Americans
December:  Tyler Johnson, Spokane Chiefs
November:  Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers
September/October:  Craig Cunningham, Vancouver Giants

2009-10 WHL Player of the Month
March:  Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
February:  Tyler Johnson, Spokane Chiefs
January:  Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers
December:  Brad Ross, Portland Winterhawks
November:  James Reid, Spokane Chiefs
September/October:  Jordan Eberle, Regina Pats

2008-09 WHL Player of the Month
March:  Colin Long, Kelowna Rockets
February:  Mitch Fadden, Tri-City Americans
January:  Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Vancouver Giants
December:  Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
November:  Dustin Sylvester, Kootenay Ice
September/October:  Jonathon Blum, Vancouver Giants

2007-08 WHL Player of the Month

September/October: Jordan Eberle, Regina Pats
November: Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
December: Colin Long, Kelowna Rockets
January: Dan Gendur, Everett Silvertips
February: Spencer Machacek, Vancouver Giants
March: Bud Holloway, Seattle Thunderbirds

 
 
 
Schedule & Results
Schedule & Results
Schedule & Results

Schedule & Results

August 26 / 2014

 
Swift Current
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Moose Jaw
 
 
 

August 28 / 2014

 
Moose Jaw
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Regina
 
 
 

August 29 / 2014

 
Seattle
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Tri-City
 
 
 
Lethbridge
3:00 MDT
Prince Albert
 
 
 
Spokane
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Portland
 
 
 
Calgary
7:00 MDT
Regina
 
 
 
Vancouver
7:00 PDT
Kamloops
 
 
 
Victoria
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Everett
 
 
 

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