Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brayden Burke has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 8, 2017.
Burke registered 12 points (5G-7A) in four games to help the Moose Jaw Warriors go 4-0-0-0 this past week.
On Tuesday, January 3, Burke recorded four points (3G-1A) in a 6-5 shootout win at Prince Albert and was named first star for his efforts. The following day on Wednesday, January 4, he notched three assists in a 4-1 win versus Lethbridge and was named third star. On Friday, January 6, Burke collected three points (2G-1A) in a 4-0 win versus Saskatoon and was named second star for his performance. Finally, he rounded out the weekend with two more assists on Saturday, January 7, in a 4-1 win at Regina.
Burke, who turned 20 on January 1, currently sits sixth in the WHL scoring race with 57 points (12G-45A) in 36 games.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound left winger and product of Edmonton is in his first campaign with the Warriors after a mid-season trade from the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Originally a seventh round pick (145th) of the Red Deer Rebels at the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, he has collected 200 points (47G-153A) in 152 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