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Predators prospect Prokop named WHL Player of the Week

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Edmonton Oil Kings defenceman Luke Prokop has been named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending June 5, 2022.

The Nashville Predators prospect recorded five points (2G-3A) in two outings this past week as his hometown Oil Kings split the first two games of the 2022 WHL Championship Series.

Prokop started his week Friday, June 3 by registering an assist in Edmonton’s 2-1 setback to the Seattle Thunderbirds in Game 1 of the 2022 WHL Championship Series.

The 20-year-old then registered a four-point effort (2G-2A) two nights later in Game 2, scoring a pair of second-period goals as the Oil Kings recorded a 5-4 victory.

In addition to his play on the ice, Prokop was also recognized Wednesday, June 1 as the recipient of the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy as 2021-22 WHL Humanitarian of the Year.

In 15 outings during the 2022 WHL Playoffs, he has registered four goals and 15 points, while leading all WHL skaters with a +19 rating.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound defenceman was selected in the third round of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators, signing an entry-level contract in December of that year.

Prokop was originally selected by the Calgary Hitmen with the seventh-overall pick in the 2017 WHL Draft before being acquired via trade by Edmonton in October of 2021. In 234 career WHL regular season and playoff appearances with the Hitmen and Oil Kings, he has totalled 95 points (22G-73A).

Prokop and the Edmonton Oil Kings continue the 2022 WHL Championship Series with Game 3 versus the Seattle Thunderbirds Tuesday, June 7 (7:05 p.m. PT, accesso ShoWare Center). The remainder of the 2022 WHL Championship Series will be broadcasted live nationwide in Canada by TSN.

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 375 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.

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