Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Seattle Thunderbirds forward Alexander True has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 20, 2016.
True registered seven points (5G-2A) in three games to help the Seattle Thunderbirds go 2-0-1-0 this past week.
On Tuesday, November 15, True registered a goal and an assist to be named second star in a 5-2 victory over the Spokane Chiefs. The 19-year-old product of Copenhagen, Denmark, followed up with a hat-trick performance, including the game-winning goal, in a 4-3 win versus the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday, November 18, earning first star recognition. Finally, True wrapped up a solid week with a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, November 19.
True is currently second in scoring on the Thunderbirds, having collected 16 points (10G-6A) in 20 games.
The 6-foot-5, 199-pound centre was a first round pick (48th) of the Thunderbirds at the 2014 CHL Import Draft and has amassed 60 points (30G-30A) in 123 career WHL regular season games. In his third WHL season, True is eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
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