Shane Wright, Luke Prokop take home end-of-season CHL Awards

Shane Wright of the KIngston Frontenacs. (Robert Lefebvre/OHL Images)

Edmonton Oil Kings defenceman Luke Prokop and Kingston Frontenacs forward Shane Wright were each winners at the CHL Awards on Tuesday, the league announced.

Prokop, a prospect for the Nashville Predators, took home Humanitarian of the Year, an award given to the player who has made the most notable charitable contributions to his community.

Prokop became the first openly gay hockey player signed to an NHL contract, after coming out via a post on his personal Instagram in July of 2021. Since then, he has been an representative and advocate for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, including assisting in organizing the Oil Kings' Pride Day and donating to Kids Help Phone through his Shots for Impact initiative.

He was previously awarded WHL Humanitarian of the Year.

Shane Wright, the potential first overall pick in the upcoming 2022 NHL Draft, was named the top prospect in the CHL at Tuesday's ceremony.

As captain of the Frontenacs, Wright has scored 32 goals and 94 points in 63 regular season games. Additionally, Wright scored three goals and 11 assists in 11 post-season games.

Wright has been ranked first amongst draft-eligible players nearly unanimously, including by Sportsnet. The draft will be held on July 7 and 8 in Montreal.

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