Calgary, AB – Linden Vey of the Medicine Hat Tigers has won the Bob Clarke Trophy for finishing as the top scorer in the WHL during the 2010-11 regular season.
The 19-year-old from Wakaw, SK, scored 46 goals and 70 assists for 116 points along with a +37 rating in 69 games during the 2010-11 season, edging out Spokane’s Tyler Johnson by one point to win the WHL scoring title.
It’s the first time a player from the Medicine Hat Tigers has lead the WHL in scoring since Tom Lysiak accomplished the feat in back-to-back years in 1971-72 and ’72-73.
Vey recorded at least one point in 54 of the 69 games he played this season for the Tigers, and recorded multiple points in 33 games this season, including three five-point outings and five four-point contests. Vey was named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 28th, and was also named the Husky WHL Player of the Month for November after recording 13 goals and 29 points in 13 games during the month.
Vey’s 46 goals tied him for third in the WHL in that category, while his 70 assists were the second highest total in the League. In addition, Vey scored 13 power play goals, five shorthanded markers and seven game-winning goals.
Vey, a Los Angeles Kings prospect (4th Rd, 96th o/a, 2009), has played four seasons for the Tigers, recording 102 goals and 178 assists for 280 points in 262 regular-season games. He was the Tigers’ second-round pick (42nd overall) in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft.
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