Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Regina Pats forward Adam Brooks has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 1, 2017.
Brooks registered 10 points (4G-6A) in four games to help the Regina Pats go 3-0-0-1 to close out 2016 and open up 2017.
On Tuesday, December 27, Brooks recorded five points (3G-2A), including the game-winning goal, in a 7-4 win versus Brandon and was named second star for his efforts. The following day on Wednesday, December 28, Brooks added another assist in a 2-1 shootout loss at Brandon. On Friday, December 30, he collected another assist in an 8-0 win at Prince Albert. Finally, Brooks kick-started the 2017 portion of the slate by tallying three points (1G-2A) in a 7-2 win versus Prince Albert on Sunday, January 1, earning first star honours.
The 20-year-old Brooks currently leads the WHL in scoring with 63 points (21G-42) in 29 games. This marks the second time Brooks has been recognized as WHL Player of the Week. He was previously named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 13, 2016, after putting up six points (1G-5A) in two games.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound centre and product of Winnipeg, was a fourth round pick (92nd) of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2016 NHL Draft. Brooks won the Bobby Clarke Trophy as the WHL’s Top Scorer at the conclusion of the 2015-16 campaign, having registered 120 points (38G-82A) in 72 games.
Originally selected in the second round (25th) by the Regina Pats at the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, Brooks is in his fifth WHL season, having amassed 268 points (97G-171A) in 280 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