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Beck, Johnston, Staios and Wright Earn 2021-22 CHL Awards

 

Saint John, NB – The Canadian Hockey League announced today the 10 winners of the 2021-22 CHL Awards in a celebration of outstanding accomplishments and individual performances held live Tuesday from the Saint John Marina alongside national partners and in the lead up to the Championship Final of the 2022 Memorial Cup presented by Kia.

The winner and finalists of each award are determined by the winner of the corresponding award presented in each member league: the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League.

CHL TOP SCORER

CHL Top Scorer Award – Wyatt Johnston, Windsor Spitfires
The CHL Top Scorer Award is presented annually to the highest scoring player in the Canadian Hockey League. The 2021-22 recipient is Windsor Spitfires centre Wyatt Johnston who through 68 appearances recorded a CHL-best 124 points counting 46 goals and 78 assists. A 2021 first-round selection of the Dallas Stars, Johnston registered 12 multi-point games, including five contests where he scored three points or better, while he was held off the scoresheet on only four occasions. Finalists for the CHL Top Scorer Award were Arshdeep Bains of the Red Deer Rebels and Joshua Roy of the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

WATCH: Wyatt Johnston Media Availability

Past OHL Recipients:
2019-20: Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
2018-19: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
2014-15: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
2013-14: Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
2007-08: Justin Azevedo (Kitchener Rangers)
2006-07: Patrick Kane (London Knights)
2002-03: Corey Locke (Ottawa 67’s)
1994-95: Marc Savard (Oshawa Generals)
1993-94: Jason Allison (London Knights)

 

CHL DMAN OF THE YEAR

CHL Defenceman of the Year Award – Nathan Staios, Hamilton Bulldogs
The CHL Defenceman of the Year Award is presented annually to the top defenceman in the Canadian Hockey League. The 2021-22 recipient is Nathan Staios of the Hamilton Bulldogs who led all OHL rearguards with a career-best 66 points counting 15 goals and 51 assists coming in 59 games. On the season, Staios recorded 17 multi-point efforts, including five nights where he registered three or more points, ultimately finishing fourth in team scoring. Finalists for the CHL Defenceman of the Year Award were Olen Zellweger of the Everett Silvertips and Lukas Cormier of the Charlottetown Islanders.

WATCH: Nathan Staios Media Availability

Past OHL Recipients:
2019-20: Noel Hoefenmayer (Ottawa 67’s)
2017-18: Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads)
2014-15: Anthony DeAngelo (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
2012-13: Ryan Sproul (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
2011-12: Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
2010-11: Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires)
2004-05: Danny Syvret (London Knights)
2003-04: James Wisniewski (Plymouth Whalers)
2002-03: Brendan Bell (Ottawa 67’s)
1996-97: Sean Blanchard (Ottawa 67’s)
1995-96: Bryan Berard (Detroit Whalers)
1992-93: Chris Pronger (Peterborough Petes)
1991-92: Drake Berehowsky (North Bay Centennials)
1989-90: John Slaney (Cornwall Royals)
1988-89: Bryan Fogarty (Niagara Falls Thunder)

 

CHL SCHOLASTIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CHL Scholastic Player of the Year Award presented by CIBC – Owen Beck, Mississauga Steelheads
The CHL Scholastic Player of the Year Award presented by CIBC is presented annually to the player who best combines on-ice performance with academic success. The 2021-22 recipient is Owen Beck of the Mississauga Steelheads who in the classroom achieved an academic average of more than 94 percent while balancing several secondary school courses including math and data management, advanced functions, world religions, kinesiology, chemistry, and English. On the ice, the 2022 NHL Draft eligible forward also excelled, finishing third in team scoring with 51 points in 68 games. Finalists for the CHL Scholastic Player of the Year Award presented by CIBC were Connor Levis of the Kamloops Blazers and Charle Truchon of the Quebec Remparts.

WATCH: Owen Beck Media Availability

Past OHL Recipients:
2019-20: Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
2016-17: Sasha Chmelevski (Ottawa 67’s)
2014-15: Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
2013-14: Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
2010-11: Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
2002-03: Dustin Brown (Guelph Storm)
1999-00: Brad Boyes (Erie Otters)
1998-99: Rob Zepp (Plymouth Whalers)
1995-96: Boyd Devereaux (Kitchener Rangers)
1987-88: Darrin Shannon (Windsor Spitfires)

 

CHL TOP PROSPECT AWARD

CHL Top Draft Prospect Award presented by Kubota – Shane Wright, Kingston Frontenacs
The CHL Top Draft Prospect Award presented by Kubota is presented annually to the top eligible prospect ahead of the upcoming NHL Draft. The 2021-22 recipient is Shane Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs who in 63 appearances recorded 32 goals and 62 assists for 94 points to finish second in team scoring and eighth best in the OHL. In all, Wright finished the season with 27 multi-point efforts underscored by 18 nights where he recorded at least three points. The 2019-20 CHL Rookie of the Year, Wright was the sixth player to receive exceptional status and early admission into the CHL and projects as the first-overall selection in the upcoming NHL Draft. Finalists for the CHL Top Draft Prospect Award presented by Kubota were Matthew Savoie of the Winnipeg ICE and Nathan Gaucher of the Quebec Remparts.

WATCH: Shane Wright Media Availability

Past OHL Recipients:
2017-18: Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts)
2014-15: Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
2013-14: Sam Bennett (Kingston Frontenacs)
2011-12: Nail Yakupov (Sarnia Sting)
2009-10: Tyler Seguin (Plymouth Whalers)
2008-09: John Tavares (London Knights)
2007-08: Steven Stamkos (Sarnia Sting)
2006-07: Patrick Kane (London Knights)
2005-06: Jordan Staal (Peterborough Petes)
2000-01: Jason Spezza (Windsor Spitfires)
1999-00: Rostislav Klesla (Brampton Battalion)
1996-97: Joe Thornton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
1994-95: Bryan Berard (Detroit Jr. Red Wings)
1993-94: Jeff O’Neill (Guelph Storm)
1991-92: Todd Warriner (Windsor Spitfires)
1990-91: Eric Lindros (Oshawa Generals)

For a full list of 2021-22 CHL Award recipients, visit chl.ca.

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