Steenbergen named WHL Player of the Week

By rdnewsNOW staff
October 2, 2017 - 3:34pm

The Sylvan Lake Sniper is the Western Hockey League’s Player of the Week.

Forward Tyler Steenbergen recorded nine points (6G-3A) in a pair of wins for the Swift Current Broncos this past week.

Wednesday, Steenbergen led the Broncos to a victory over the Regina Pats on the road, scoring two goals and four points in a 5-3 win. Steenbergen factored into the Broncos’ first three goals, scoring the team’s third goal on the power play and picking up the insurance goal late in the third.

Friday, Steenbergen picked up five points (4G-1A), leading his Broncos to a 7-2 victory over the Wheat Kings. Scoring three of his goals at even strength, Steenbergen notched the game-winning goal and assisted on the insurance goal. 

The 19-year-old sits tied atop the WHL scoring charts with 11 points (6G-5A) in three games.  

Steenbergen set career highs during the 2016-17 season with 90 points (51G-39A) in 72 games before being selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2017 NHL Draft. In 214 WHL regular season games, Steenbergen has totalled 158 points (82G-76A).

The 5-foot-10, 182-pound center was originally selected in the first round (12th overall) of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft by the Broncos.

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