WHL Alumni Jake Bean has been named the recipient of the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s outstanding defenceman for the 2019-20 season.
The 6-foot-0, 175-pound defenceman, recorded 48 points (10G-38A) in 59 games for the Charlotte Checkers this season. That led all AHL defencemen in scoring.
A 21-year-old product of Calgary, Alta., Bean was named to the AHL’s First All-Star Team last week. Bean has appeared in 129 AHL regular season games, posting 92 points (23G-69A). He’s added five points (1G-4A) in 16 AHL playoff games.
The Carolina Hurricanes chose Bean with the 13th-overall selection at the 2016 NHL Draft. Playing for the Calgary Hitmen and Tri-City Americans Bean suited up in 219 WHL regular season games, posting 196 points (49G-147A). He also added 28 points (3G-25A) in 30 WHL playoff games.