Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Michal Teply of the Winnipeg ICE has been named WHL Rookie of the Month for January 2020.
A prospect of the Chicago Blackhawks, Teply recorded 14 points (7G-7A) in nine games. Going 7-5-0-0 in the month of January, the ICE are slotted into second place in the East Division, four points off the division lead.
Teply recorded points in eight of his nine games during the calendar month, posting five multi-point games. He registered one three-point game and four two-point games with one multi-goal game in those performances.
A 6-foot-3, 192-pound product of Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, Teply is third in scoring on the ICE with 45 points (21G-24A) through 39 games. He’s tallied eight power-play goals and seven game-winning goals as part of his offensive totals. He was twice recognized as the second star of the game and earned the third-star honours for the game once throughout the month.
The 18-year-old winger was chosen in the fourth round, 105th overall, by the Blackhawks at the 2019 NHL Draft. The ICE selected Teply fourth overall at the 2019 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
Following a three-game road trip, the ICE will return home to host the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday, February 5 (7:30 p.m. CT) at Wayne Fleming Arena.
WHL Rookie of the Month
January: Michal Teply, Winnipeg ICE
December: Cole Sillinger, Medicine Hat Tigers
November: Bear Hughes, Spokane Chiefs
September/October: Cole Sillinger, Medicine Hat Tigers
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.