Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Regina Pats forward Nick Henry has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 26, 2017.
Henry registered 10 points (3G-7A) in four games to help the Pats go 3-0-1-0 this past week.
On Monday, February 20, Henry collected an assist in a 3-2 overtime win at Prince Albert to start his week. On Wednesday, February 22, he then notched a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win at Saskatoon and was named second star for his effort. Henry exploded for four points, including three assists, on Friday, February 24 in a 7-0 win versus Swift Current and was once again recognized with second star honours. He rounded out the weekend with another strong performance on Sunday, February 26, tallying a goal and two assists in a 5-4 overtime loss at Swift Current.
A 17-year-old product of Portage la Prairie, MB, Henry ranks first among all WHL rookies in scoring with 74 points (31G-43A) in 61 games. Those totals are good enough to also place Henry 15th in the WHL’s overall scoring race.
The 6-foot, 190-pound right winger is eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft and was ranked 25th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in its midterm rankings.
Originally selected by the Everett Silvertips in the third round (59th) of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, Henry was traded to the Pats after which he de-committed from the NCAA’s Western Michigan University to sign with Regina in September 2016.
Henry’s selection marks the sixth time this season a Regina Pat has earned WHL Player of the Week honours. Sam Steel (October 2), Connor Hobbs (November 6), Adam Brooks (November 13, January 1) and Sergey Zborovskiy (December 4) have all previously been recognized.
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
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Ethan Bear, Seattle Thunderbirds
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Nick Henry, Regina Pats