Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Swift Current Broncos captain Glenn Gawdin has been named the WHL Player of the Month for February 2018.
Gawdin, a signed prospect of the Calgary Flames, recorded 27 points (15G-12A) and a plus-17 rating in 12 games this month to take over the lead in the WHL scoring race while helping the Broncos challenge for the Eastern Conference lead and the league’s best record.
With points in all 12 games, Gawdin extended his point streak to 23 games. He had one four-point effort, recording his first hat trick of the season, four three-point games and four two-point games. He earned first star of the game honours six times throughout the month, earning a pair of second star of the game honours too. He was twice named the WHL’s first star of the night.
Gawdin’s incredible season has seen him record 119 points (55G-64A) and a plus-59 rating in 63 games with the Broncos. Of his 55 goals, Gawdin has scored 20 on the power play, three while short-handed and eight have stood up as game-winning goals.
The 6-foot-1, 186-pound product of Richmond, B.C. was originally selected in the first round, fifth overall, of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. In 308 career WHL regular season games with the Broncos, the 20-year-old Gawdin has 307 points (125G-182A), including 33 power play goals, three short-handed goals and 19 game-winning goals.
In 24 career WHL playoff games, Gawdin has registered 13 points (7G-6A) and will be counted upon as one of the pieces to lead the Broncos to another deep run this spring.
Gawdin will look to extend his point streak Friday, March 2 (7:00 p.m. CST) when the Broncos open a three-game home stand against the Prince Albert Raiders.
WHL Player of the Month
February: Glenn Gawdin, Swift Current Broncos
January: Matt Fonteyne, Everett Silvertips
December: Brayden Burke, Moose Jaw Warriors
November: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
September/October: Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current Broncos
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.