October 4, 2021

Pederson, Poulter nab WHL weekly honors

Winnipeg ICE forward Owen Pederson has been named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 3, 2021, the Western Hockey League announced Monday.

Pederson, an undrafted free agent, had six points (three goals, three assists) in two games against the Brandon Wheat Kings, and currently leads the WHL in scoring. 

The 19-year-old, who was originally elected by Winnipeg in the fifth round (No. 89) of the 2017 WHL Draft, has 94 points (48 goals, 46 assists) in 124 career WHL games. He was No. 244 in FCHockey’s Final ranking for the 2021 NHL Draft.

Swift Current Broncos netminder Isaac Poulter was named WHL Goaltender of the Week.

Poulter, also an undrafted free agent, posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a 1.00 goals against average, .961 save percentage and one shutout in two games against the Medicine Hat Tigers. 

The 20-year-old has 17 wins in 90 career WHL games. 

He was originally selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (112th overall) of the 2016 WHL Draft. He went 3-12-1 with a 4.41 goals against average and .879 save percentage in 16 games last season, and has 17 wins in in 90 career WHL games.

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