Every WHL team’s standout stat from the 2019-20 season

Tyler Robertson of the Edmonton Oil Kings at the 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospect Game. (CHL Images)

After taking a look at some of the interesting stats around the Canadian Hockey League last week, we decided to delve further into the stats and go team-by-team across the country.

Western Hockey League

Brandon Wheat Kings – Over-age goaltender Jiri Patera turned a year of experience into a quality season in Brandon, posting 24 wins and cutting his goals-against average down from 3.31 to 2.55.

Calgary Hitmen – After scoring five goals in his first 61 WHL games, Orca Wiesblatt broke out with 20 this season.

Edmonton Oil Kings – All but one skater who got into a game this season for the Oil Kings had at least one point — and in that group, only one didn’t have a goal.

Everett Silvertips – This season, 10 players on the Everett roster had at least 10 points on the man advantage, led by Wyatte Wylie’s 35.

Kamloops Blazers – As dangerous as Zane Franklin was at even strength, when given more room he took advantage by way of 45 points on the power play, including 32 assists. Orrin Centazzo led the WHL with 17 power play goals.

Kelowna Rockets – Kaedan Korczak was drafted last summer by the Vegas Golden Knights and returned to Kelowna to set career highs in goals (11), assists (38) and points (49).

Lethbridge Hurricanes – Defenceman Alex Cotton had two goals and 11 points in 59 WHL games heading into the 2019-20 season, and proceeded to score 20 goals and 67 points in 63 games.

Medicine Hat Tigers – Rookie forward Cole Sillinger finished third among rookies in power play goals (8) and first in power play assists (18). His 26 points on the man advantage was top amongst all rookies.

Moose Jaw Warriors – This season, 46 players saw action in at least one game for the Warriors, including five different goaltenders.

Portland Winterhawks – New York Islanders prospect Reece Newkirk finished second on the Winterhawks with 29 goals, 15 of which came on the power play.

Prince Albert Raiders – Goaltender Max Paddock settled in nicely with the Raiders after joining the team from the Regina Pats. The veteran netminder went 13-3-1-2 with the Raiders, posting a 1.67 goals-against average and a 0.935 save percentage in 19 games.

Prince George Cougars – Connor Bowie had one goal on special teams this season and it happened to be the lone shorthanded goal the Cougars scored all year.

Red Deer Rebels – Among players who suited up in at least 10 games this season in the Red Deer lineup, all but one had at least one goal.

Regina Pats – Carson Denomie, who turned 20 in January, set career highs with 21 goals and 50 points. His 21 goals led the Pats.

Saskatoon Blades – After posting nine goals and 25 points in his first full season in the league last year, Tristen Robins proceeded to break out with 33 goals and 73 points to lead the Blades in scoring this season.

Seattle Thunderbirds – Goaltender Roddy Ross (Philadelphia Flyers) finished third in the league in saves with 1,474, nearly double his total from his rookie year.

Spokane Chiefs – In addition to a major jump in points from his rookie season, Minnesota Wild prospect Adam Beckman, who had 107 points this season, scored 16 times on the power play, double what he scored on the man advantage in his rookie year.

Swift Current Broncos – After a rookie season that saw him get into 25 games, goaltender Isaac Poulter finished the 2019-20 season fifth in the WHL in minutes (2,745) and led in saves (1,609).

Tri-City Americans – Leading the Americans in goals (28), assists (39) and points (67), Sasha Mutala had 26 points on the power play, including 10 power play goals.

Vancouver Giants – After not hitting the 20-goal mark in his first three full seasons in the WHL, Tristen Nielsen scored 30 in 2019-20 to lead the Giants.

Victoria Royals – This season 16 different players had a game-winning goal for the Royals, led by Brandon Cutler, who had five.

Winnipeg ICE – Michal Teply finished second in scoring on the ICE this season and led rookies across the league in goals (29), assists (34), points (63), power play goals (12) and shots on goal (210) while finishing second in power play assists (14). He tied Medicine Hat’s Cole Sillinger for most power play points by a rookie (26).

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