Tuesday, March 28, 2017
STEEL NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Steel registered six points (1G-5A) in two games, helping the Pats jump out to a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series with the Calgary Hitmen.
On Friday, March 24, Steel notched one assist in a 5-2 win versus Calgary before following up with an impactful five-point night on Saturday, March 25, in a 5-1 win versus Calgary in which he tallied one goal and four assists to earn first-star honours.
Steel, who signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks in December 2016, finished the 2016-17 regular season as the leading scorer in the entire Canadian Hockey League and earned the WHL’s Bob Clarke Trophy as Top Scorer with 131 points (50G-81A) in 66 contests.
A first-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks at the 2016 NHL Draft, Steel has accumulated 255 points (90G-165A) in 204 career WHL regular season outings. Additionally, he has 22 points (7G-15A) to his credit through 16 career WHL playoff games.
This is Steel’s second WHL Player of the Week honour in 2016-17. He was previously recognized for the week ending October 2, 2016.
The 6-foot, 180-pound product of Sherwood Park, Alta., was originally a first-round selection (second overall) of the Regina Pats at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
Steel and the Pats will look to maintain momentum in their best-of-seven first-round series with the Calgary Hitmen as the series shifts to the Scotiabank Saddledome for Game 3, scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. MT.