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Barzal named WHL Player of the Week
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Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today center Mathew Barzal has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 12, 2017.

Barzal registered 15 points (1G-14A) in four games to help the Thunderbirds go 4-0-0-0 this past week, moving into the U.S. Division lead.

On Tuesday, February 7, Barzal collected two assists in a 3-1 win at Victoria and was named second star. On Wednesday, February 8, in the second of back-to-back contests with the Royals, Barzal secured four assists in a 5-4 win and was named second star once again. Returning home, Barzal put up three more assists on Friday, February 10, in a 6-2 win against Tri-City and was named second star for the third consecutive game. Finally, on Saturday, February 11, the Thunderbirds’ captain exploded for six points (1G-5A) in an 8-5 win versus Portland, earning first star recognition.

A 19-year-old product of Coquitlam, BC, Barzal sits second in Thunderbirds’ scoring with 54 points (8G-46A) in 29 games since returning to Seattle after starting the campaign with the NHL’s New York Islanders. Barzal’s 46 assists rank ninth among all WHL players.

The 6-foot, 187-pound centre was selected by the Islanders with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft. Barzal began the 2016-17 season with the Islanders, skating in two contests before returning to Seattle.

 

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The veteran pivot represented Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, serving as an alternate captain and helping his nation to a silver-medal finish, tallying eight points (3G-5A) in seven games.

Originally taken by the Seattle Thunderbirds with the first overall pick at the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Barzal has stacked up 253 points (61G-192A) in 190 career WHL regular season games.

WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Chad Butcher, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel, Regina Pats
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Kale Clague, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Connor Hobbs, Regina Pats
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alexander True, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jayden Halbgewachs, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Sergey Zborovskiy, Regina Pats
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Calvin Thurkauf, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Deven Sideroff, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Brayden Burke, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Tyler Wong, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jake Bean, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Kole Lind, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds

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