Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League today announced that Lethbridge Hurricanes’ forward Nathan Barrett has captured the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL’s Top Scorer.
Barrett recorded 45 goals and 107 points in 72 games this season, including 18 power-play goals, five short-handed goals, and seven game-winning goals.
The 20 year-old from Surrey, British Columbia, has played five seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Tri-City Americans and the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He has recorded 157 goals and 329 points in 316 regular season games, an average of 1.04 points per game in his WHL career.
Barrett beat out Medicine Hat forward Joffrey Lupul by one point to capture this prestigious award. Lupul finished the WHL regular season as the WHL’s top goal scorer with 56 goals.
Bob Clarke captured the League Scoring title in both years he played in the Western Hockey League with the Flin-Flon Bombers. In 1967-68, he recorded 51 goals and 168 points in 59 games, and in 1968-69, he scored 51 goals and 137 points in 58 games. In 1968-69, Clarke led the Bombers to victory in the WHL Championship.
Clarke went on to play 15 seasons with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. He won two Stanley Cups, three Hart Memorial Trophies as the NHL’s MVP, the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey and the Selke Trophy as the as the NHL’s top defensive forward.
Bob Clarke Trophy – Top Scorer Winners
2001-02 Nathan Barrett, Lethbridge
2000-01 Justin Mapletoft, Red Deer
1999-00 Brad Moran, Calgary
1998-99 Pavel Brendl, Calgary
1997-98 Sergei Varlamov, Swift Current
1996-97 Todd Robinson, Portland
1995-96 Mark Deyell, Saskatoon
1994-95 Daymond Langkow, Tri-Cities
1993-94 Lonny Bohonos, Portland
1992-93 Jason Krywulak, Swift Current
1991-92 Kevin St. Jacques, Lethbridge
1990-91 Ray Whitney, Spokane
1989-90 Len Barrie, Kamloops
1988-89 Dennis Holland, Portland
1987-88 Theoren Fleury, M.J. (Tie)
Joe Sakic, Swift Current (Tie)
1986-87 W – Rob Brown, Kamloops
E – Craig Endean, Regina
1985-86 Rob Brown, Kamloops
1984-85 Cliff Ronning, New Westminister
1983-84 Ray Ferraro, Brandon
1982-83 Dale Derkatch, Regina
1981-82 Jock Callander, Regina
1980-81 Brian Varga, Regina
1979-80 Doug Wickenheiser, Regina
1978-79 Brian Propp, Brandon
1977-78 Brian Propp, Brandon
1976-77 Bill Derlago, Brandon
1975-76 Bernie Federko, Saskatoon
1974-75 Mel Bridgman, Victoria
1973-74 Ron Chipperfield, Brandon
1973-73 Tom Lysiak, Medicine Hat
1971-72 Tom Lysiak, Medicine Hat
1970-71 Chuck Arnason, Flin Flon
1969-70 Reg Leach, Flin-Flon
1968-69 Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon
1967-68 Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon
1966-67 Gerry Pinder, Saskatoon